Paul Celan

Paul Celan

poet, translator
Count up the almonds, Count what was bitter and kept you waking, Count me in too: I sought your eye when you glanced up and no one would see you, I spun that secret thread Where the dew you mused on Slid down to pitchers Tended by a word that reached no one’s heart. There you first fully entered the name that is yours, you stepped to yourself on steady feet, the hammers swung free in the belfry of your silence, things overheard thrust through to you, what’s dead put it’s arm around you too, and the three of you wMore Paul Celan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A poem, as a manifestation of language and thus essentially dialogue, can be a message in a bottle, sent out in the –not always greatly hopeful-belief that somewhere and sometime it could wash up on land, on heartland perhaps. Poems in this sense too are under way: they are making toward something. Toward what? Toward something standing open, occupiable, perhaps toward an addressable Thou, toward an addressable reality.More Paul Celan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Poetry is a sort of homecoming.More Paul Celan quotes [09/28/2011 02:09:48]
The poem is lonely. It is lonely and en route. Its author stays with it. Does this very fact not place the poem already here, at its inception, in the encounter, in the mystery of encounter?More Paul Celan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There was earth inside them, and they dug.More Paul Celan quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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