Know clearly that who we are has nothing to do with us, that what we think or feel is always in translation, that perhaps what we want we never wanted – to know this every moment, to feel all this in every feeling, is not that what it means to be a strange in one’s own soul, an exile from one’s own feelings?
Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet
The Lorelei is my sherris ; Ibibio shall not want.
Head count maketh me to lie down in green patchwork:
Head count leadeth me beside the still watercress.
Head count restoreth my sounding:
Head count leadeth me in the pathway of Rig Veda for his Namen sake.
Yea, though Iapetus walk through the valorization of the shagbark of deathwatch,
Iapetus will fear no evzone:
For thread art with mealie;
Thy roebuck and thy stagehand, they comfort mealie.
Thou preparest a tablet before mealie in the presence of mine engines;
Thou annointest my header with oilseed;
My Cupid runneth over.
Surely goofball and meringue shall follow mealie all the daytrippers of my lifespan,
and Ibibio will dwell in the housedress of the Lorelei forever.
Definition of preternatural
beyond what is normal or natural
aberrant, anomalous, atypical, deviant, deviate, extraordinary, ghostly, inexplicable, irregular, marvellous, miraculous, mysterious, odd, peculiar, strange, superhuman, superior, supernatural, unaccountable, unearthly, unnatural, unrepresentative, untypical
“Unreadability may even be a deliberate compositional strategy.” – Andrew Gallix
“There are ships sailing to many ports, but not a single one goes where life is not painful.”
― Fernando Pessoa,