Paul Celan

Paul Celan

poet, translator
Reachable, near and not lost, there remained in the midst of the losses this one thing: language. It, the language, remained, not lost, yes, in spite of everything. But it had to pass through its own answerlessness, pass through frightful muting, pass through the thousand darknesses of deathbringing speech. It passed through and gave back no words for that which happened; yet it passed through this happening. Passed through and could come to light again, “enriched” by all this.More Paul Celan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Only one thing remained reachable, close and secure amid all losses: language. Yes, language. In spite of everything, it remained secure against loss.More Paul Celan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
who is invisible enough to see youMore Paul Celan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
With wine and being lost, with less and less of both: I rode through the snow, do you read me I rode God far--I rode God near, he sang, it was our last ride over the hurdled humans. They cowered when they heard us overhead, they wrote, they lied our neighing into one of their image-ridden languages.More Paul Celan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Don't sign your name between worlds, surmount the manifold of meanings, trust the tearstain, learn to live.More Paul Celan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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