Paul Celan

Paul Celan

(Cernăuţi, Bukovin) Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Paul Celan
(Cernăuţi, Bukovin) Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Explore Poets GO!
Popularity
Biography
(born Cernăuţi, Bukovina, Kingdom of Romania, current Chernivtsi, Ukraine - c. , Paris) was a poet and translator. He was born as Paul Antschel into a Jewish family in Romania, and changed his name to "Paul Celan" (where Celan in Romanian would be pronounced Chelan, and was derived from Ancel, pronounced Antshel), becoming one of the majo ...
Popular Poems
1.
Death Fugue
Black milk of daybreak we drink it at sundown
we drink it at noon in the morning we drink it at night
we drink it and drink it
we dig a grave in the breezes there one lies unconfined
...
2.
Corona
Autunm eats its leaf out of my hand: we are friends.
From the nuts we shell time and we teach it to walk:
then time returns to the shell.
...
3.
Fugue Of Death
Black milk of daybreak we drink it at nightfall
we drink it at noon in the morning we drink it at night
we drink it and drink it
we are digging a grave in the sky it is ample to lie there
...
4.
Psalm
No-man kneads us again out of Earth and Loam,
no-man spirits our Dust.
No-man.
...
5.
Your Hand
Your hand full of hours, you came to me – and I said:
‘Your hair is not brown.’
You lifted it, lightly,
on to the balance of grief,
it was heavier than I.
...

Comments

LaasLaff 25 March 2019
As Carmel Blackie describes, here is a new work by de Waal in relation to Celan's poems: https: //www.youtube.com/watch? v=bcd2Pd-xXZs
0 0 Reply
Fabrizio Frosini 11 December 2015
In den flussen nördlich der Zukunft In den flussen nördlich der Zukunft werf ich das Netz aus, das du zögernd beschwerst mit von Steinen geschriebenen Schatte. - - - - - - in Italian: _______ Nei fiumi a nord del futuro Nei fiumi a nord del futuro getto la rete che tu, esitante, carichi di ombre scritte da pietre [da “Virata di respiro” (“Atemwende”) ]
348 0 Reply
Fabrizio Frosini 20 May 2015
many critics have asked, “Can poetry be written after the Holocaust? ” Hamburger’s response seems to be that the more beautifully this poetry is written, the more it can provide the most discomforting account. in Goodrich, J., Rhyme or Reason? : Successfully Translating the Poetry of Paul Celan (2008)
386 0 Reply
Fabrizio Frosini 19 May 2015
''poetry is probably the most useful form of writing for confronting grief. Indeed you can be very precise about emotions with poetic language, as well as being open and even harsh. The language of poetry can allude to things almost inexpressible in prose. Paul Celan's poetry is a beacon, from this point of view.''
391 0 Reply
Carmel Blackie 05 November 2013
This poet inspired Edmund De Waal, author of the Hare with amber eyes! and a potter! to create an exhibition in New York in summer 2013. featured on Uk TV horizon, on 5nov 2013, BBC1. brilliant!
10 5 Reply
Arum Fatima 08 January 2010
saya pernah mendengar puisi paul celan, , seperti mantra saya mendengarnya dari cd, , ya, , saya suka
8 8 Reply

Delivering Poems Around The World

Poems are the property of their respective owners. All information has been reproduced here for educational and informational purposes to benefit site visitors, and is provided at no charge...

5/8/2021 8:12:37 AM # 1.0.0.577