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 and 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)
WHICH CAME FIRST?
Music or the musician?
Audience or the act?
once i asked my friend
to compare sounds of the city to country
Traffic noises-trucks,cars ,percussive
against the melodies of birdsong cooing mornings
and the song of nightbirds.Of course,something inside us
craves that trill of delight,watersplash of birdwings
Yet we all gravitate to the pus of cities
even though our guitars are forests
concrete these streets we walk
camera the image we stalk
Between worlds,we want what bird beauty is
but we invest in its antidotes.