Academic journal article Parnassus : Poetry in Review

Five Poems by Paul Celan

Academic journal article Parnassus : Poetry in Review

Five Poems by Paul Celan

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In deinen Augen

winkeln, Fremde,

der Albigenserschatten

nach

dern Waterloo-Plein,

zurn verwaisten

Bastschuh, zurn

mitverhokerten Amen,

in die ewige

Hauskicke sing ich

dich hin:

dog Baruch, der niemals

Weinende

rund um dich die

kantige,

unverstandene, sehende

Trine zurecht

schleife.

In the corners of your

eye, outland,

the Albigensian shadow--

to

the Waterloo-Plein,

to the orphaned

espadrille, to the

Amen thrown in,

I sing you

through the eternal gap

between houses:

that Baruch, he who never

weeps,

may grind to right the

square-edged,

scopic, uncomprehended

tear around

you.

DIE WAHRHEIT, angeseilt an

die enauBerten Traumrelikte,

kommt als ein Kind

fiber den Grat.

Die Kr(icke im Tal,

von Erdklumpen umschwirrt,

von Gerbil, von

Augensamen,

blattert im hoch

oben erbldhenden Nein-in der

Krone.

DAS AUSGESCHACHTETE HERZ,

darin sie Gefuhl installieren.

Grogheimat Fertig

teAc.

Milchschwester

schaufel. TRUTH, roped to

the abandoned dream relics,

comes as a child

over the ridge.

The crook in the valley,

beset by clods,

by scree, by

eyeseed,

sprouts leaves in the

blossoming No on high-in the

crown. …

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