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Sasha Meret United States (12/21/2012 7:32:00 AM)

I have a much better translation of Paul Celan's poem " Psalm" than the one on this site:
by Paul Celan

No one molds us again out of earth and clay,
no one conjures our dust.
No one.

Praised be your name, no one.
For your sake
we shall flower.

A nothing
we were, are, shall
remain, flowering:
the nothing-, the
no one’s-rose.

our pistil soul-bright,
our stamen heaven-ravaged,
our corolla red
with the crimson word which we sang
over, O over
the thorn.

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  • Rookie - 477 Points ... Dog God 8hate (12/21/2012 5:34:00 PM) Post reply
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    Shall a (mere) monumental thorn
    thrust its forbidding will, and so...
    cantankerously?Will Romania
    e'er again gain a Jew thus far ravaged...?
    They must die to tell, if their prints...
    are on... the gun....


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