poet Paul Celan

Paul Celan

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Only When

Only when
as a Shade I touch you,
will you believe my
Mouth,

that climbs with Late-
Minded things up there
around the
Time-Courts,

you come to the Host
of the Twice-Using among
the Angels,

Silence-Enraged
Stars.

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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