And you me. No, I was in a moment. I had been inundated... You have a phone. Does it suddenly start BUZZZING on and on INCESSANTLY then you note that the messages are from NO ONE YOU KNOW? That's what was happening on top of a few other down tones.

I love that intolerable wrestle. I like coming to terms with things, sometimes flattening them into simplicity and other times mixing them into a roux.

Did I send you this?...

https://emmi-smith.medium.com/untranslatable-emotions-you-didnt-know-you-had-540608cc3fd7

From my friend Emilia and absolutely fabulous.

Before I had to cut back on my work, just before, I had started a publication here that was devoted, solely, to poetry in translation. Nobody here publishes poetry in translation! How can you learn anything about writing ANYTHING without learning to translate? Especially poetry! I wanted to encourage people to do this work but then I had to give it up. All the poetry publications encourage their writers to "express themselves"!!! As if that was the only thing writing and poetry was about.

There is a new universe in every unknown word. How many universes, then, in an unexplored language?

Possessor of Paul Newman eyes. Author of the straightforward & strange. “Women zai shuo ba.” Be useful; share what you can; help others always. Doctor of texts.

Possessor of Paul Newman eyes. Author of the straightforward & strange. “Women zai shuo ba.” Be useful; share what you can; help others always. Doctor of texts.