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Another Paul Celan Poem

March 17th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Poem, Translation

On the 11.21. 1965. Paul Celan undertook a trip to Switzerland. That day he wrote the poem Die längst Entdeckten | The long discovered, which he included in the volume Threadsuns, but also wrote the following poem, not published in his life time, though now in the Collected Poems:

BELEAGUERED

 

The delusion-runs: say

that they are delusion-runs,

of the murder-

mouths and -writings and -signs,

say, that they are composed

by you.

 

Of the rain don’t say:

he rains.

Say: it

rains.

 

Say

Don’t say

Say

Don’t say

Say

Don’t say it

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