Away

For various reasons, I'm going to need to take a hiatus from blogging for a bit. I do promise to return.

WIRK NICHT VORAUS,
sende nicht aus,
steh
herein:

durchgründet vom Nichts,
ledig allen
Gebets,
feinfügig, nach
der Vor-Schrift,
unüberholbar,

nehm ich dich auf,
statt aller
Ruhe.


DO NOT WORK AHEAD,
do not send out,
stand
inward:

transgrounded by the void,
free of all
prayer,
fine-fugued, according to
the pre-script,
unpassable,

I take you in,
instead of
stillness.

--Paul Celan
trans. Pierre Joris
from Lichtzwang/Lightduress

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