Paul Celan: “Einmal / Once”

EINMAL

Einmal,

da horte ich ihn,
da wusch er die welt,
ungesech, nachtling,
wirklich.

Eins und Unendlich,
vernichtet,
ichten.

Licht war. Rettung.

Paul Celan

Photo: NASA, Earth and Moon as Seen from Mars

ONCE

Once
I heard him,
he was washing the world,
unseen, nightlong,
real.

One and infinite,
annihilated,
I-ed.

Light was. Salvation.

~ by matt on 11 June 2008.

One Response to “Paul Celan: “Einmal / Once””

  1. Ho un amico carissimo, giovane e bravo poeta lucano, che adora Celan. Mapi

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