Member Rara Avis
Durban, South Africa
Bluesy, thank you for the heart-warming and encouraging comment about my poetry in general and specifically about this poem too.
In my 68 years, I have continually learnt new things every day - some negative, some positive - spanning all sorts of subjects and if I wanted to confine them into boxes, spanning all sorts of categories (I am a little allergic to categories currently). The first (consciously) new thing I have learned today is your delicious, philosophical comment which had me pondering its truth excitedly. Two of my favourite occupations (among many favourites and many occupations) are learning and thinking - not necessarily connected with each other, but often. (I have even written a poem called Thinking.) Thank you for letting me indulge deeply and with great pleasure in both of those activities from one collection of words in one sentence of yours. I am just pondering the odds of your having written something else instead . . . and then I would have lost this opportunity, though, of course, I wouldn't have known that I had lost it. Sorry . . . rambling (another, mostly annoying thing I enjoy, lol!).
Just one more thing, your mind is a very exciting and interesting place, as I see from your poetry, your comments and your profile.