English version: http://www.babelmatrix.org/works/de/Celan,_Paul-1920/Psalm/en/34281-Psalm
This Paul Celan poem, certainly evokes David Psalm 103.. However, at first sight, words such as : none , flower …might remind Heidegger philosophy, for whom being is what rise the Dasein out of nothingness , he reveals the rose design. .. But it’s always when Celan seems close to Heidegger that he sticks farthest . Celan never gives up on the subject , he does not suffer from a fate that cames from the being. The will to flourish is a will to flourish against, despite the missing malkhout.
For his unveiling , Celan always gives the most tragic sense : the cruel history of man is isrevealed. Nonsense of history, vision of nothingness where humans crashed . The inverted crown (Krone in German but celan meant malkhout) becomes a circular abyss.
Heidegger develops in half of his book “The principle of reason “: the couplet Silesius . He identifies the Desein reason, being in the abyss is where any research leads to an abyssal groundlessness beacause “as long as the being builts he has no content” Furthermore the rose is for him a constant metaphor.
Even if Celan stayed close to Heideggerians principles, he avoided to give a concrete meaning to “History” other than by speculation. The “No One” becomes “we” .. the rose (all Am israel) is tainted with blood, but escapes from sacrality, ceases to be the ironic and the tragic crown for an absent God, definitely passes into the field of man.
Celan Writing is carried by time it needs, wherever it unfolds, indicates the direction to follow, his poems are beacon for a spiritual itinerary.
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