blogging has benefits. some time ago I wrote that after reading a few Karl Tierney poems I wantd more. a reader put me in touch with his literary executor Jim Cory who sent me more. it was a lovely & shocking discovery of work.
but that wasn't the end of my good luck. in writing to Jim I began to appreciate his talent as a poet. individual lines of his stick around long after first reading. for instance: "some jungles just have more jaguars than hummingbirds."
& then there are tasty poems one needs to return to again & again. "Feet" is an erotic marvel which concludes powerfully:
Think of the lifetime of steps
to get here
so my experiment in blogging already has paid off. what a lucky guy I am.