Paul Celan

(23 November 1920 - 20 April 1970 / (Cernăuţi, Bukovin) Chernivtsi, Ukraine)

Paul Celan Poems

1. Vinegrowers 12/1/2015
2. On My Right 11/23/2011
3. With The Voice 11/23/2011
4. Whorish Other-When 11/23/2011
5. The Poles 11/23/2011
6. The Straitening 11/23/2011
7. The Trumpet-Part 11/23/2011
8. Stuttered-Over-Again World 11/23/2011
9. Only When 11/23/2011
10. There Was Earth 11/23/2011
11. Alchemical 11/23/2011
12. To Stand In The Shadow 11/23/2011
13. Illegibility 11/23/2011
14. Tallow Lamp 11/23/2011
15. Ice, Eden 11/23/2011
16. With Every Thought 11/23/2011
17. Tenebrae 11/23/2011
18. When You Lie 11/23/2011
19. Afternoon Of Circus And Citadel 11/23/2011
20. Homecoming 11/23/2011
21. Aspen Tree 11/23/2011
22. I Hear 11/23/2011
23. Mandorla 11/23/2011
24. Little Night 11/23/2011
25. Count The Almonds 11/23/2011
26. I Can Still See You 11/23/2011
27. This Evening Also 1/13/2003
28. Twelve Years 1/13/2003
29. O Little Root Of A Dream 1/20/2003
30. Landscape 1/13/2003
31. In Front Of A Candle 1/25/2003
32. Night Ray 1/13/2003
33. Flower 11/23/2011
34. Crystal 1/13/2003
35. Your Hand 1/25/2003
36. Fugue Of Death 1/20/2003
37. Psalm 1/25/2003
38. Corona 1/13/2003
39. Death Fugue 1/13/2003

Comments about Paul Celan

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (12/11/2015 12:16:00 PM)

    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”) ]

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (5/20/2015 9:42:00 AM)

    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)

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (5/19/2015 12:23:00 PM)

    ''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.''

  • Carmel Blackie (11/5/2013 5:33:00 PM)

    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!

  • Arum Fatima (1/8/2010 11:06:00 PM)

    saya pernah mendengar puisi paul celan, , seperti mantra
    saya mendengarnya dari cd, , ya, , saya suka

Best Poem of Paul Celan

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
A man lives in the house he plays with the serpents
he writes
he writes when dusk falls to Germany your golden
hair Margarete
he writes it and steps out of doors and the stars are
flashing he whistles his pack out
he whistles his Jews out in earth has them dig for a
grave
he commands us strike up for the dance

Black milk of daybreak we drink you at ...

Read the full of Death Fugue

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.

They come to you on their ships, and make it their load,
then put it on sale in the markets of lust.
You smile at me from the deep.

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