Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
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Poem by Norma Cole -

Elaine sends me this poem by her friend Norma Cole.  Norma has five published books.   Enjoy!!


 
Eat the Beans
 
"Now eating the beans is much like eating the parents' heads."
                                        Plutarch, Moralia
 
The rolling thing is:
the poem is expected to return home
to return to the tonic, as a child
 
And as a musician I say to you:
a series of substitutions, "it's
my turn to talk now"
 
I offer this object in:
disguise as food a color
in disguise as a lover
 
SaintA is forever holding:
out his flaming head
I take your words into my mouth
 
I am an arrival and a city in which order is not yet established:
in which order has not yet been erased I eat the seat of order
 
A musician's:
liver is a man's heart
on a certain street
 
          Suddenly this tale meets:the naked violinist,back
                        to the window as she practices
 
The impulse to disrupt:
the reading continuously
by some short version
 
A vision of expansion:
so they'll post the card
keep it - I am sent
 
 
 
 
2January 2001
Norma Cole
 
 
 
 
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