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Ausländer, Rose: In Memoriam Paul Celan (In Memoriam Paul Celan in English)

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In Memoriam Paul Celan (German)

 „Meine blonde Mutter kam nicht heim“

 Paul Celan – Espenbaum


Kam nicht heim

die Mutter


nie aufgegeben

den Tod


vom Sohn genährt

mit Schwarzmilch


die hielt ihn am Leben

das ertrank

im Tintenblut


Zwischen verschwiegenen Zeilen

das Nichtwort

im Leerraum


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In Memoriam Paul Celan (English)

„My blond mother didn`t come home“

Paul Celan


Didn`t come home



never gave up



nourished by her son

with black milk


which preserved his life

that drowned

in ink blood


Between silent lines

the unspoken word

in empty space


Uploaded byBenő Eszter
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