Paul Celan

(23 November 1920 - 20 April 1970 / (Cernăuţi, Bukovin) Chernivtsi, Ukraine)

Homecoming


Snowfall, denser and denser,
dove-coloured as yesterday,
snowfall, as if even now you were sleeping.

White, stacked into distance.
Above it, endless,
the sleigh track of the lost.

Below, hidden,
presses up
what so hurts the eyes,
hill upon hill,
invisible.

On each,
fetched home into its today,
an I slipped away into dumbness:
wooden, a post.

There: a feeling,
blown across by the ice wind
attaching its dove- its snow-
coloured cloth as a flag.

Submitted: Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Edited: Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Homecoming by Paul Celan )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Tweet-tweet! I Visited a Hamlet with a G.., Harindhar Reddy
  2. PURITY OF SNOW., Terry Collett
  3. What If You Had No Beliefs? NONE!, Mr. Nobody
  4. Love or Sex?, Md. Ziaul Haque
  5. The founder is his movement's soul., Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  6. Rickshaw and the Puller, Md. Ziaul Haque
  7. Dreaming of Things While I Remain In My .., Rohit Sapra
  8. Facebooker, Md. Ziaul Haque
  9. Kidultnap, Md. Ziaul Haque
  10. Laugh, arshad arshad

Poem of the Day

poet Charles Stuart Calverley

He stood, a worn-out City clerk —
Who'd toil'd, and seen no holiday,
For forty years from dawn to dark —
Alone beside Caermarthen Bay.
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. Peace. A Study, Charles Stuart Calverley
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  9. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  10. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]