24 August 2005

discovering Cory

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
    these walked
    to get here

so my experiment in blogging already has paid off. what a lucky guy I am.

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