Paul Celan quotes

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The poem is lonely. It is lonely and en route. Its author stays with it. Does this very fact not place the poem already here, at i ...
German poetry is going in a very different direction from French poetry.... Its language has become more sober, more factual. It d ...
Only truthful hands write true poems. I cannot see any basic difference between a handshake and a poem.
Only one thing remained reachable, close and secure amid all losses: language.
Tall poplars--human beings of this earth!
Your golden hair Margarete
your ashen hair Shulamith.
A nothing
we were, are, shall
remain, flowering:
the nothing--, the
no one's rose.
Songs to be sung on the other side
of mankind.
Seven roses later splashes the fountain.
A word--you know:
a corpse.
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