Peter – Glad you liked it. Actually, I almost regard this as a weakness of mine, that I am so dependent on strong closers for the effect of my writing. I would like to write more poems, especially, that get away from that.

Cady May – Very glad to hear that this blog goes well with coffee (shade grown, I hope)!

Lucy – Thanks. You’re right, of course; it’s just that they’re easier to ignore — and sphynx moths, for example, like the hummingbirds they resemble, seem somehow a lot more poetic than bees, wasps and flies.