Wednesday, 31 December 2014


Rob Ayling writes: 

"Thom the World poet is an old mate of mine from way back in my history. Even pre-dating Voiceprint, when I was running "Otter Songs" and Tom's poetry tapes and guest appearances with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth Mother Gong are well known and highly regarded. It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied with in seconds!!! Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not? why not indeed!!" (The wondrous poetpic is by Jack McCabe, who I hope forgives me for scribbling all over it with Photoshop)

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As if every moment were not NEW
and every experience novel
Every heartbeat of 2014 just sequencing around another orbit
And you KNOW you will not honor self-promises
Like taking selfies of the soul-they are mere affirmations
with no power other than applied will.And you will not!
Time makes liars of us all.We Fall into Winter's cold
Drink in illusions of change/recount GREATEST HITS of Past Times
and say ridiculous things to all around.This is why i make no promises
and resolve to merely trust moments.This one.And the next
No matter what year you say we are entering.I enter experiences-
not years.Enjoy pleasures-not fears.We are always so near to NEW
It should not take the changing of a year to involve you.
Change anyway!Start yesterday!This way today seems like tomorrow..
and NEW is just a question of perspective..
Matthew Black-New Year nearly, getting ready to see her in gently and drunkenly in oxford tra la. Have a good 'un

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