Rob Ayling, yer Gonzo Grande Fromage, 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 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?"
WHERE DID YOU GO FOR A YEAR?
WHEN I FIRST RETREATED
It was in my home,in my dreams
which became rich and deep as soil.
Then i ventured out -into the garden-
trees,plants,vegetables and flowers
All are blooming(except the pumpkin
which suffered and wilted in the wet)
Squash hangs green,punpkins yellow
and a second green harvest of tomatoes ripens..
Humid now-so back into air-conditioning
where i dive deep into the books i love most,
Read and re-read GREATEST HITS of Literature(most of all poetry)
to be able to flow freely through these damaged days,and dream deep nights
It's a living..It's a colorfilled life!