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Re: Perfumes of Heaven and Hell

  • Subject: Re: Perfumes of Heaven and Hell
  • From: "Jay Vannini" <interbnk@terra.com.gt>
  • Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2001 21:25:05 -0500 (CDT)

And here I thought that James Joyce was THE complex Irish fellow...

Agape in (Spathiphyllum-bedevilled) Guatemala,

Jota Pé

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Iles" <roniles@eircom.net>
To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L" <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2001 7:49 AM
Subject: Perfumes of Heaven and Hell

> Good Morning Friends (Fiends?).  Oh not another lot of verbage (not
> from Ireland.  Where's the off switch? (Press delete but its still on
> L Archives, oh dear).  On my knees to you again, I plead that purity and
> beauty shall prevail over wanton idolatry.  I joined for that idealism and
> to travel for Spathiphyllum beyond where Man has gone before.  Twas only a
> short while ago that I was impatient each morning to open overnight Aroid
> email .  But now daily I am rudely awoken by stinkology, ten foot, nay
> eleven foot rampant Morphos, Yang in full shout.  So, every morn, odours
> decay and hell, panic for dustpan, disinfectant and furnace, need to scour
> inbox litter tray and clear the nose. The nausea mounts with each new sap
> exploding morning.   Tis for me in guise of botany for the madding crowd,
> raw pornographic symbolism not blissful erotic sensuality .   So, please
> AMPs to Horror Museums so that they cannot insidiously corrupt from their
> barbaric dark.    Else, heaven forbid, every home will want one and thence
> will never be safe again.  Exorcise the diabolic lusts and revere again
> Yin.   End the shaman pilgrimages to Tooting.  Let the monstrous tubercles
> be devoured and cast upon the fire so that none are beguiled by those
> disgusting monstrosities.  I chump on my garlic furiously and trump....
> Good people forsake thy nightmare idols and indulgencies and turn again to
> noble lovely Venus and Apollo.
> It is Heaven here.  Over four hundred Peace Lily Spathes are awake.  The
> simple grace and exquisite perfume are divine.   Heavenly scent as of most
> delicate and beauteous woman, leafy forms exemplifying gracious and nubile
> femininity pervade the wonder of the radiant West Cork waterfront.   No
> putrid AMPs or their kind can colonise safe in this balmy idyll.  For
> harbouring such idolatry we would be at least spurned or for such
> witchcraft, most justly burned at the stake.   Let us talk of fine and
> beautiful sights, of entrancing scents, of elegant simplicity.  Let us
> revere the noble theatre not the ignoble colosseum of Nature.
> And frightened lonely Spathiphyllum of the World come to me and I will
> you Joy.  When if ever will Ye all identify thyselves.
> Collecting Spathiphyllum in the 21st Century isn't easy.  If any of you
> answer I'll shut up, if not maybe I should pack up?
> Good morning all
> Ron Greenman
> .

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