Paul Celan

Paul Celan

poet, translator
Poetry is perhaps this: an Atemwende, a turning of our breath. Who knows, perhaps poetry goes its way—the way of art—for the sake of just such a turn? And since the strange, the abyss and Medusa’s head, the abyss and the automaton, all seem to lie in the same direction—is it perhaps this turn, this Atemwende, which can sort out the strange from the strange? It is perhaps here, in this one brief moment, that Medusa’s head shrivels and the automaton runs down? Perhaps, along with the I, estranged and freed hereMore Paul Celan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
no one bears witness for the witnessMore 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]
Spring: trees flying up to their birdsMore Paul Celan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Poetry is a sort of homecoming.More Paul Celan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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