Sprachgitter

Eine Übersetzung des Gedichts Sprachgitter von Paul Celan – entstanden auf dem Sommerberg –

Sprachgitter


Wide eyes between bars.


Shimmering lids

turn upwards,

freeing a glance.


Iris, swimming, dreamless and cloudy:

the sky, heart-grey, must be near.


Crooked, in the iron nozzle,

the smouldering ember.

Through light sense

you divine the soul.


(Were I like you. Were you like me.

Did we not stand

under a Passat?

We are strangers.)


The tiles. On which,

close together, those two

heart-grey puddles:

two


mouths full of silence.

Translation Fellstrom – Steinbrenner 21.05.2008

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Juni 25, 2008

Sprachgitter

Eine Übersetzung des Gedichts Sprachgitter von Paul Celan – entstanden auf dem Sommerberg – Sprachgitter Wide eyes between bars. Shimmering lids turn upwards, freeing a glance. Iris, swimming, dreamless and cloudy: the sky, heart-grey, must be near. Crooked, in the iron nozzle, the smouldering ember. Through light sense you divine the soul. (Were […]