Seven poems, must-reads for me… #2: Paul Celan, “Line the Wordcaves”

Seven poems, must-reads for me… no particular order … #2:

Paul 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.

           (Trans. Pierre Joris)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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~ by samofthetenthousandthings on June 21, 2018.

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