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megairea · a day ago
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[…] sonorous fountain, eternal singer of the sleeping garden.
Antonio Machado, from “It was a clear evening” (tr. by Betty Jean Craige)
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feral-ballad · a month ago
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Pedro Salinas, tr. by Ruth Katz Crispin, from Memory in My Hands: The Love Poetry of Pedro Salinas; “The voice I owe to you”
[Text ID: “I don’t need time to know / what you are like: we knew / each other like lightning.”]
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theoptia · a month ago
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Federico García Lorca, from Blood Wedding
Text ID: Do you know the worst thing? The worst thing we can do to ourselves? It’s to keep silent. To keep silent and burn.
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derangedrhythms · 2 months ago
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in the end you'll reach the sea and the waves will swallow you.
Federico García Lorca, Centres of Cataclysm: Celebrating Fifty Years of Modern Poetry in Translation; from ‘Romance de la Pena Negra’, tr. Julith Jedamus
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ancientsstudies · 9 months ago
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Federico Garcia Lorca, Half Moon.
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withlovefromcannelle · 21 days ago
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like you, I can't sleep, because I love too many things, and my heart, dressed like the dead, overflows towards the universe.
—Miguel Hernández, tr by Robert Bly, from The Selected Poems : "Death"
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artfully-wayward · a year ago
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— Pablo Neruda, October Fullness, from The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems, trans. Mark Eisner
Image ID: "Our own wounds heal with weeping,
Our own wounds heal with singing,"
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boligrafoestudios · 18 days ago
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✨ summer 2022 goals ✨
Summer has finally arrived (sort of, still have a couple loose ends from this past semester to tie up) and I wanted to lay out some of my goals to maybe hold myself accountable, but also because writing things out usually eases my stress a little, and impending grad school applications are definitely making that stress pique.
THESIS
Source of the Day
I love this system and highly recommend for folks trying to move on from that initial research phase of collecting potential sources
Every day, read and write an annotated bibliography entry for one source from my thesis project in NoodleTools
This may feel like a daunting pace to keep up with given I do include weekends lol, but I’ve got a lot of blogs and listicles that I can and want to clear out rather quickly so I can move on to the things I know I need to work with more in depth. Also it’s totally okay to skip a day sometimes, it really is of no consequence
Read at least one of the novels I plan to use
At the moment I’ve got two novels of particular interest, both of them things I would honestly pick up if I were just reading for fun, and I know this fall is going to end up being a really reading heavy semester, so I want to be able to devote myself to these things the way they deserve while I can
Take notes while reading, of course
Draft an initial outline of an analysis based in the theory I’m using as my lens. And try to get at least 5-10 pages of a paper that can be expanded into a chapter and writing sample in the fall
Revisit my abstract
GRAD APPS
Begin drafting personal statements and statements of purpose
This is definitely one of the more daunting parts of the application process to me, so just getting anything, no matter how rough, on paper so it’s not completely ruining my life when we hit November and December would be great
Add to-do list columns to planning spreadsheet
Easy thing I can do and have done and feel accomplished about
Finish looking into potential advisors
Finish filling out notes in planning spreadsheet
Draft emails
Reach out in August
MISC SCHOOL THINGS
Turn in last blog comments for this past semester
This is something that needs to get done this week, hopefully today
Fill out Latin American studies course permission request form
This is actually super cool, I made a whole new course happen just because I asked a question no one ever had before! Big reminder that “you get some of what you ask for and none of what you don’t” will always ring true. But uh... yeah, need to get that form filled out at some point.
Write letter in support of my professor who’s up for promotion
Due July 15th
I’m not going to do any however many days of productivity challenge or anything, given I’ve got a lot of traveling going on this summer and a lot of unpredictability, but I will be posting updates as I go for sure, so come follow along! 🥰
(Also if you are someone who is in grad school for a foreign language atm and you’ve got any tips on the application process, please, I am all ears. Every time I think about the 20 page writing sample one of my applications requires I will admit I do cry, so all advice or words of encouragement are appreciated lol)
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tulip-studies · a year ago
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14/05/2021
Hi!!! I’m still studying hard! I’m motivated, so that is good since I get unmotivated so easily. But I have a plan and I’m determend to push through. I ordered a book of Kafka’s letters and I’m super excited for it to arrive! I also started reading more about religion lately since I’m taking an Islamic Civilization class as an elective this semester. It so interesting and the professor is amazing! I’m definitely going to take more of her classes next year! Other than that I’m doing some English revision for my midterm tomorrow. I’m kind of nervous and kind of not. Last semester I got so bummed out, because I didn’t do as well as I thought I would. I’m a little bit more relaxed than I was then, so i’m hoping for the best. That’s enough from me! Hope that you’re having a nice day :) Byee!!
-also feel free to tag me #heyjojo!!!
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philolight · a year ago
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Medieval spanish to start the day.
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megairea · 5 days ago
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and you were gazing at me, more than gazing — my gaze was dreaming you, and yours was dreaming me.
Pedro Salinas, from “Tell me”; To Live In Pronouns: Selected Love Poems (tr. by Edith Helman & Norma Farber)
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feral-ballad · a month ago
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Pedro Salinas, tr. by Ruth Katz Crispin, from Memory in My Hands: The Love Poetry of Pedro Salinas; “The voice I owe to you”
[Text ID: “and the longing / to love, to love you, more.”]
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theoptia · a month ago
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Federico García Lorca, from Blood Wedding
Text ID: I want the blood running through my fingers to make a delicate sound.
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jareckiworld · 6 months ago
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Antonio Rodriguez Luna (1910-1985) — Homage to Bécquer  (indian ink and pen on paper, 1936)
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nelapanela94 · 7 months ago
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Take bread away from me, if you wish, take air away, but do not take from me your laughter. Do not take away the rose, the lance flower that you pluck, the water that suddenly bursts forth in joy, the sudden wave of silver born in you. My struggle is harsh and I come back with eyes tired at times from having seen the unchanging earth, but when your laughter enters it rises to the sky seeking me and it opens for me all the doors of life. My love, in the darkest hour your laughter opens, and if suddenly you see my blood staining the stones of the street, laugh, because your laughter will be for my hands like a fresh sword. Next to the sea in the autumn, your laughter must raise its foamy cascade, and in the spring, love, I want your laughter like the flower I was waiting for, the blue flower, the rose of my echoing country. Laugh at the night, at the day, at the moon, laugh at the twisted streets of the island, laugh at this clumsy boy who loves you, but when I open my eyes and close them, when my steps go, when my steps return, deny me bread, air, light, spring, but never your laughter for I would die.
-Your laughter, Pablo Neruda
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existential-celestial · a year ago
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Juan Ramón Jiménez,  from “LOVE,”  in Selected Writings of Juan Ramón Jiménez (translated by  Hoffman Reynolds Hays)
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cinematic-literature · 5 months ago
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Tick, Tick... Boom! (2021) by Lin-Manuel Miranda
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A Choice of Catastrophes (1979) by Isaac Asimov
The Surrealist Revolution in France (1969) by Herbert S. Gershman
Lope De Vega: Five Plays (1961) by Lope Felix De Vega Carpio
Son of a Wanted Man (1984) by Louis L'Amour
Yesterday Is Dead (1976) by Dallas Barnes
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boligrafoestudios · 2 months ago
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31.3-1.4.2022 [11-12/100]
catching up on the other reading i slacked on during midterms. pictured: “La noche boca arriba” by Julio Cortázar and La voz dormida by Dulce Chacón. not pictured: several others.
🎶 Song of the Day Spring 2022
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nysus-temple · 7 months ago
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Don Quixote, riding a horse: LET'S FUCKING GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Sancho, without moving: Go where.
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tulip-studies · a year ago
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24.01.2020.
hey!!! how are you today? i’m pretty busy and stressed, but that’s the norm for me. exams are killing me, but i’ve been getting pretty good results lately so i’m happy with that. i don’t have much to say actually lol. hope that you guys are doing well and i’ll try to post more frequently in the future! bye for now!!
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