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Celan, Paul: Kristall

Portre of Celan, Paul

Kristall (German)

Nicht an meinen Lippen suche deinen Mund,

nicht vorm Tor den Fremdling,

nicht im Aug die Träne.


Sieben Nächte höher wandert Rot zu Rot,

sieben Herzen tiefer pocht die Hand ans Tor,

sieben Rosen später rauscht der Brunnen.

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Crystal (English)

Not on my lips look for your mouth,

not in front of the gate for the stranger,

not in the eye for the tear.


Seven nights higher red makes for red,

seven hearts deeper the hand knocks on the gate,

seven roses later plashes the fountain.

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