On Fri, 4 Jan 2002 01:46:40 +0100, Martin J. Walker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>You can't orange a meeting with Erminia, didn't you get her message, she's
>cold, like noli me tangerine.
What? Dearest Candice asked me a meeting? Good Heavens, I must have missed
the lines...Of course we can meet, Candice, the two of us, when you like,
(let the children come to me...)
Here is my first poem written this year: when I sent it to my 2 children,
they telephoned me within minutes, having interpreted it as me being
pregnant of a new child, but in fact my husband reassured them saying it
is just about the new Year 2002 itself.
I myslef did not know what I was writing about (and this is good, because
I , being the writer, am no longer supposed to know or tell...)
It comes to me…”
It comes to me- unclaimed -
knocks at the door
disrupting my quietness,
new, incredible, unique
out of my speech,
a heart I was not expecting.
A heart, so unmanageable,
like a child out of a virgin’s womb,
- fat and dubious artifice,
resembling a grave cherub -
pulsating on the table
and bleeding between my hands
while the world happens.
Erminia, 2 January 2002
“Viene a me …”
Viene a me, non richiesto –
bussa alla porta
distrurbando la mia pace,
nuovo, implausibile, unico
emerso dal linguaggio,
un cuore che non attendevo.
Un cuore, irragirabile,
come un bimbo dal ventre d’ una vergine,
- grasso dubbioso artificio,
simile a un funereo cherubino –
palpitante sul tavolo
e sanguinante fra le mie mani,
mentre il mondo accade.
Erminia, Il 2 Gennaio 2002
Also, replying to Alison about the issue of "normality", I have a few
themes to exchange:
This is what I have found out about normality and to be normal. After
intense researching, now I can communicate the following data about
1. A norm is an accepted standard or a way of behaving or doing things
that most people agree with. Normality is the state of being normal.
To normalize is to return to the normal or usual situation.
2. If you normally do something you usually or regularly do it.
3. If something happens normally it happens in the usual or expected way.
4. It seems that normality is a female black winged angel with down cast
eyes, wearing short black leather gloves, seated on a stool against a
wooden fence, holding in her left hand a baton (but this is a kind of
5. Normality is also an adventure game, in which many fight: they fight
against ordinary or usual aspects of life, as would be expected.