Category Archives: Words

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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Plans have changed again, and now I am definitely Cologne-bound. WOW. This must really be an emotional roller-coaster ride for the avid readers of my blog! Well, all three of you can relax now. The pressing is-she-going-to-Cologne-or-is-she-not-going-to-Cologne question has been … Continue reading

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Out of Sorts

I learned two very important lessons this weekend: 1. When you are out of sorts, you should NOT drink dirty martinis, because then you will probably pick a fight with someone in the middle of Kenmore Square. 2. When you … 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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The most interesting thing I read today was an article about the hardest words to translate into English: Sadly, the list did not include the one word I wanted it to include, a Czech word: litost. I learned about … 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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