"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?
UNDERNEATH THE DROSS&GLITTER
Empty AMAZON Prime parcels beneath full Malls
There is a cheerfulness..You can not blame the moon..
She is trapped in orbits like consumers.She will return
like astrologers to Bethlehem.It is the virtue of limits binds us-
that there are mountains beyond our clime
Rivers we will never see in flood.Giant etchings in earth
only GOOGLE can reveal(or drones @Gatwick)
The brightness of this Giving Season/Exchange of Gifts
The making of hand-made/home-made artifacts
The gathering of family,friends and strangers
Softening of hearts towards the dispossessed
Where cliches become kindness,and smiles bloom
as we do,beneath a cold and distant moon.