"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 Thom'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 within 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?
THE SUMMER SOLSTICE
ALL I HEAR IS HEAT!
From Cornwall to California,we bleat
red raw and beaten.Old Sol is stronger
than any of our moon white skins.We turn pink!
Of course-this is Summer(beach weather/lakeside/
swimming pools of sweat bind our clothes together.
We praise indoors and air conditioning.
We make sure children are not left in cars
That our pets get hydration and coolness(and ourselves?
we are here-in union /clinging together in stickiness
ALL PRAISE THE SUMMER SOLSTICE!!