"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?
And the reading of his works
May not mention his "hedgerow children"
"Illicit "progeny of a wild man poet
Mythology does not excuse poor acts-
William Burroughs murdering his William Tell wife by accident
Drugged Baudelaire/Rimbaud and Byron's "mad,bad ways"
We look back and re-cast history via a new mirror-
a Black Mirror,a Dark Mirror,a post-Weinstein mirror..
And Catullus fails.As those Beats fail.As John Lennon fails.
For morality is of an Age.And Ages change.
And poets are less than human,and more so-
in that they can express the best and worst of times
And still enact both..