You possess only whatever will not be lost in a shipwreck.
~ Al-Ghazali, 12th c.

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Deer in the Dark by Christina Pacosz

Deer in the Dark

 

Between Halloween
and Dia de los Muertos
the light is gone
early

 

Only the telltale crackle
of fallen leaves

 

 

Followed by a flash
of white
surrender’s
ghostly flag
in the sumac

 

Deer
moving away

from us

 

 

 

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Ute Lemper: 6 Celan Songs, No. 4 “Corona”

 

Corona

Autumn eats its leaf out of my hand: we are friends.
From the nuts we shell time and we teach it to walk:
then time returns to the shell.

In the mirror it's Sunday,
in dream there is room for sleeping,
our mouths speak the truth.

My eye moves down to the sex of my loved one:
we look at each other,
we exchange dark words,
we love each other like poppy and recollection,
we sleep like wine in the conches,
like the sea in the moon's blood ray.

We stand by the window embracing, and people look up
  from the street:
it is time they knew!
It is time the stone made an effort to flower,
time unrest had a beating heart.
It is time it were time.

It is time.

Paul Celan
Michael Hamburger (trans)

 

~cross-posted from Pierre Jouris’s Nomadics

Aurora Borealis, Canada
Photograph by Robert Postma/ Astronomy.com

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