Gerhard Stäbler: „… und in diesem Blau eine Ahnung von Grün …“

22Mai06

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Paul Auster
Facing the Music

Blue. And within that blue a feeling
of green, the gray blocks of clouds
buttressed against air, as if
in the idea of rain
the eye
could master the speech
of any given moment
on earth. Call it the sky. And so
to describe
whatever it is
we see, as if it were nothing
but the idea
of something we had lost
within. For we can begin
to remember
the hard earth, the flint
reflecting stars, the undulating
oaks set loose
by the heaving of air, and so down
to the last seed, revealing what grows
above us, as if
because of this blue there could be
this green
that spreads, myriad
and miraculous
in this, the most silent
moment of summer. Seeds
speak of this juncture, define
where the air and the earth erupt
in this profusion of chance, the random
forces of our own lack
of knowing what it is
we see, and merely to speak of it
is to see
how words fail us, how nothing comes right
in the saying of it, not even these words
I am moved to speak
in the name of this blue
and green
that vanish into the air
of summer.
Impossible
to hear it anymore. The tongue
is forever taking us away
from where we are, and nowhere
can we be at rest
in the things we are given
to see, for each word
is an elsewhere, a thing that moves
more quickly than the eye, even
as this sparrow moves, veering
into the air
in which it has no home. I believe, then,
in nothing
these words might give you, and still
I can feel them
speaking through me, as if
this alone
is what I desire, this blue
and this green, and to say
how this blue
has become for me the essence
of this green, and more than the pure
seeing of it, I want you to feel
this word
that has lived inside me
all day long, this
desire for nothing
but the day itself, and how it has grown
inside my eyes, stronger
than the word it is made of, as if
there could never be another word
that would hold me
without breaking.

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One Response to “Gerhard Stäbler: „… und in diesem Blau eine Ahnung von Grün …“”

  1. Sensationell fand ich Salome Kammer (Sopran). Aber auch Marcus Weiss (Saxophon), Mike Svoboda (Posaune) und das Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester des saarländischen Rundfunks (Leitung: Peter Rundel) haben sehr gut gespielt.
    Auch sehr gut gefallen hat mir „Omega Project“ von Misato Mochizuki und „Shaar“ von Iannis Xenakis.


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