Paul Celan

(Cernăuţi, Bukovin) Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Paul Celan
(Cernăuţi, Bukovin) Chernivtsi, Ukraine
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Tenebrae

Rating: 3.1
We are near, Lord,
near and at hand.

Handled already, Lord,
clawed and clawing as though
the body of each of us were
your body, Lord.

Pray, Lord,
pray to us,
we are near.
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Fabrizio Frosini 05 August 2015
''Pray, Lord. We are near. '' si suicidò annegandosi nella Senna.. - he committed suicide by drowning in the river Seine.. ''We are near, Lord, near and at hand.'' his grave is at the Cimetière de Thiais (close to Paris) I respect his will (as the will of all those who choose suicide to escape from a schizophrenic and unfair world) but his death deprived us of a sublime poetic voice..
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