"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?
OH, SAINT VALENTINE
APPARENTLY A MARTYRED CHRISTIAN SAINT FROM ROMAN TIMES
now represented as an arrow flinging Cupid child
seen among Hallmark hearts and flowers
in the sentimental chocolate section of the Hershey Dollar Stores...
We forget he was put to death.We forget that baby is almost naked.
We salivate with chocolate tastes,and regress back to milk softness.
Love requires symbols-here we have martyrdom and mock innocence.
True love is not like this-it lasts the ice of winter years,and age does not define it.
You allow yourself to love anything and anyone,in serial progression
Some loves last lifetimes-the love of life itself,and breathing
Love of Being-oneself (as you change),and all others(as they do,too..
Love is applied attention.Not so much a fixation upon perfection-
more a projection into the impossible-to salvage and to rescue others..
Or oneself by so doing.It is both an act of will and a release of control.
To be loved is a Great Thing-and it happens.To understand love
takes more than songs and tears ,smiles and poems..