Category Archives: Poetry

Someone read me poetry.

I have spent the last hour on what is, apparently, a hopeless mission: finding a good audio recording of “The Second Coming,” by William Butler Yeats. (I’m sorry, but for my own peace of mind, I have to say it: … Continue reading

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I have this “Poetry” category.

I guess I should use it more. Asters (Gottfried Benn) -translation by Leo Yankevich- Asters—sweltering days, old entreaty, spell, the gods shed timid rays, an hour upon the scale. Once more the golden flocks, the sky, the light, the veil. … Continue reading

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Skype is a Noun and Also a Verb

I’m really struggling with the capitalization of my blog entry titles. I know there are rules about this, but I don’t have a copy of the Chicago Manual of Style at home. Not to mention, I feel like it might … Continue reading

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First of all, I’m so clueless about blogging that I don’t know whether “Creaky Machinations” is my blog name or my user name. Or both. Whatever. In any case, I’d like to clarify something for you, dear reader: Creaky Machinations … Continue reading

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To Begin

To begin, the origin of the username. A Few Words on the Soul (Wislawa Szymborska) We have a soul at times. No one’s got it non-stop, for keeps. Day after day, year after year may pass without it. Sometimes it … Continue reading

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