Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Why Paul Celan Cannot Be Called a Nihilist

He knew that calling

Things by their proper

Name names nothing

If the caller is a void.


  1. Lovely tribute-poem to one of the most significant twentieth-century poets!

    I love his poetry.

  2. Beautiful, Vassilis! A tribute of my own to Celan, called "Mastery," appeared in the second issue of Cerise Press (http://www.cerisepress.com/01/02/mastery). I like yours better....

  3. I'm glad this poem touched you both--as Celan's poems have touched all three of us, as is evident in your comments and in Joe's wonderful tribute. Thank you!


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