Paul Celan, “Line the wordcaves” …

paul celan2Paul Celan

 
“Line the wordcaves”

 
Line the wordcaves
with panther skins,

widen them, hide-to and hide-fro,
sense-hither and sense-thither,

give them courtyards, chambers, drop doors
and wildnesses, parietal,

and listen for their second
and each time second and second
tone.

 
 
(from Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry: A Bilingual Edition | Trans. Pierre Joris)
 
 
 
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~ by samofthetenthousandthings on September 26, 2015.

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