Eyes: Paul Celan

July 1, 2007 at 6:25 pm 1 comment

Eyes:

shining with the rain that poured
when God bade me drink.


Eyes:

gold that night counted into my hands
when I gathered nettles
and hoed the shadows of proverbs.

Eyes:

evening, kindled above me when I tore open the gate
and wintered right through by the ice of my temples,
I galloped on through eternity’s hamlets.

by Paul Celan, from Mohn und Ged├Ąchtnis
* translation by Michael Hamburger

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Entry filed under: literature, Mohn und Ged├Ąchtnis, Paul Celan, Poetry.

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  • 1. enreal  |  July 10, 2007 at 2:17 pm

    Beautiful

    Reply

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