Tag Archives: Paul Celan

Twelve Years – Paul Celan

The line that remained, that became true: . . . your house in Paris — become the alterpiece of your hands. Breathed through thrice, shone through thrice. ………………. It’s turning dumb, turning deaf behind our eyes. I see the poison … Continue reading

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With The Voice – Paul Celan

With the voice of the Field-mouse You squeak up, a sharp Clamp, you bite through my Shirt into the Skin, a Cloth, you slither over my Mouth, in the midst of my, to you, Shadow, burdensome, Speech.

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On My Right – Paul Celan

On my Right – who? The Death-Woman. And you, on my Left, you? The Wandering-Sickles in extra- heavenly Place mime themselves grey-white Moon-Swallows, together, Star-Swifts, I plunge there and pour an Urnful down onto you, in you.

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The Poles – Paul Celan

The Poles are within us, insurmountable while Awake, we sleep across, to the Gate of Mercy, I lose you to you, that is my Snow-Comfort, say, that Jerusalem is, say, as if I were this your Whiteness, as if you … Continue reading

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Landscape – Paul Celan

tall poplars — human beings of this earth! black pounds of happiness — you mirror them to death! I saw you, sister, stand in that effulgence.

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Poem – Little Night 

Little Night: when you take me within, within, up there, three Pain-Inches above the Floor: all the Shroud-Coats of Sand, all the Help-Nots, all, that still laughs with the Tongue – 

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Poem – I Hear 

I hear, the Axe has flowered, I hear, the Place is un-nameable, I hear, the Bread, that looks on him, heals the Hanged-Man, the Bread, his Wife baked for him, I hear, they name Life our sole Refuge. 

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