What happened? The stone stepped out of the mountain.
Who woke up? You and I.
Language, language. Co-star. By-earth.
Poorer. Open. At home.
Where did it lead? Toward unfaded.
With the stone it went, with us two.
Heart and heart. Judged too heavy.
Become heavier. Be lighter.
PAUL CELAN, NoOnesRose (1963)
Memory Rose into Threshold Speech
translated by Pierre Joris