Margarete and Solomon

She was my better
We met in Celan
I knew no better

I gave no notice
Burning souls
Took not I see

From under the earth
Shula was her name
Death winds blow

Shoah horrific self
Reflections of my youth
We will never know

Margarête?

Ashamed I am
My ash maiden
All about me

This poem is a tribute to Paul Celan's poem Death Fugue as translated by Michael Hamburger.