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Paul Celan

PLAYTIME: the windows, they too,read you all that secrecyfrom your whirlsand mirror itin the jelly-eyed beyond[…]strengthenedthe hour stops next to you,you speak,you stand,most firm abovethe parabelized messengersby voiceby matter. —Paul Celan, from Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry, transl. by Pierre Joris (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014)

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Charles Baudelaire

I love to watch the fine mist of the night come on,The windows and the stars illumined, one by one,The rivers of dark smoke pour upward lazily,And the moon rise and turn them silver. I shall seeThe springs, the summers, and the autumns slowly pass;And when old Winter puts his blank face to the glass,I… Continue reading Charles Baudelaire

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