Saturday, April 18, 2009

Poetry Month

from Zeitgehoft

Not until
as a shade I touch you
will you believe
my mouth,

that clambers about
with late-minded things
up there
in time-courts

you come to the host
of the seconds-utilizers among
the angels,

and a body that rages for silence

--Paul Celan (translated from the German by Michael Hamburger)

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