STRANGENESS by Paul Celan, (5/5)

December 17, 2008

posted by Caroline Picard

STRANGENESS

has netted us,

transience reaches

helplessly through us,

then we shall prevail,

against you, against me,

something enclothes us

in dayskin, in nightskin,

for the game with the highest, epi-

leptic seriousness.

(from Zeitgehoft, “Timehalo,” 1976, trans. Pierre Joris)

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