This year in posts

as the custom is, here i’ll post the title and first two sentences of the blog posts over this year (2018). let’s see how that goes.

January
TRANSLATING VERTICALITY
I am Vertical
by Sylvia Plath

Es stāvu uz augšu
But I would rather be horizontal. Bet ļoti gribas būt šķērsām.

February
CHOICES
tea or coffe?

March
HOLES IN THE UNIVERSE
I cannot unlove you;
when the morning sings out moonlight,
as the snow turns to ashes at dawn, I
gently finger the rough edges
of what you left of me, leaving.
Serrated, larger than life, sharp,
silently seeping with something red.

April
TĀ TRAUSLĀ LĪNIJA ŪDEŅU KRASTĀ*
Reizi gadā es eju uz Nacionālo teātri. uz vienu konkrētu izrādi – “Teātra Žurka” (ar variācijām). un nē, man paši par sevi mūzikli nepatīk. man teātris vispār nepatīk, bet runa šoreiz nav par to.

May
VALUABLE LESSONS OF TODAY:
1. Olives and coffee poor breakfast make.
2. I hate lists.

June
SUMMERTIME
I am fluent in a million ways of embarrassed silence

July
GOT SEASON 4
Darkness, politics and religion unite to deliver a mushy picture.
Upside: The filming locations are fabulous. Gorgeous even.

August
A BEER CAN
My kid brother died Aug 2, 2005. This is his lay.

This too is his lay, only written as a scene for a Creative non-fiction workshop on Aug 2, 2018, inspired by the excellent Inara Verzemnieks, a professor extraordinaire.

September
GAME OF THRONES, SEASON 6
This was a season almost likeable. The theme of violence, of course, continues stretching and developing. The scenery, all of it, is breathtaking.

October
WHAT SEEMS TO BE
The problem: Today’s presentations by mathematicians. This was lovely, so inspiring.

November
MIDNIGHT TALKS
Spontaneous combustion is not in my plans. Spontaneous things are usually not in plans.

December
GREEN PEPPERED WITH WHITE
the clouds shook,
the green hair of the sod got
peppered with white, — and then
only the tips, green over grey,
stiff in the breeze,
unmoving.

the knife in my hands,
sticky with what
oranges produce, the
sharp spray in my nostrils,
stopping, for a moment,
what revolves in the dark.

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