Rhyme List: Audios/Videos
Drunken (1919 Symons) A/V
Baudelaire was a pioneer and champion of the controversial “prose
poem”. There are those who would reserve the term "poem"
for metered / stanza -ed writing. Prose is prose and poetry
poetry! There is no need for hybrid nomenclature.
aside, can one pull, say, the opening paragraph of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick and call it a prose poem?
course, author’s intent is of ultimate importance in calling a
piece of writing a “prose poem”. Poetic techniques such as
repetition, cadence, and rhyme are often employed. I,
have no problem with the genre.
S. H. Bass
more Charles Baudelaire
Les fluers du mal (The Flowers
To Beauty * A/V
The Soul Of Wine
The Wine Of Lovers * A/V
The Wine Of The Murderer*
The Wine Of The Rag-Pickers
The Wine Of The Solitary*
Thyrsus: To Franz Liszt
* multiple Englsh translations
Baudelaire (1821-1867), French poet
King (1851-1932), American writer
One should be always
drunk. That is all, the whole question. In order not to feel the
horrible burden of Time, which is breaking your shoulders and bearing
you to earth, you must be drunk without cease.
But drunk on what? On wine, poetry, or virtue, as you choose. But get drunk.
if sometimes, on the steps of a palace, on the green grass of a moat,
in the dull solitude of your chamber, you awake with your intoxication
already lessened or gone, ask of the wind, the wave, the star, the
clock, of everything that flies, sobs, rolls, sings, talks, what is the
hour? and the wind, the wave, the star, the bird, the clock will
answer, "It is the hour to get drunk!" Not to be the martyred slave of
Time, get drunk; get drunk unceasingly. Wine, poetry, or virtue, as you
Of The World's Best Literature: Ancient and Modern,
Charles Dudley Warner (1829-1900), Editor, Connoissuer Edition Vol.
IV (1896), "Charles Baudelaire" editor: Grace King
DIGITAL POSTERSLes Fluers du Mal (The Flowers of Evil)
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by Charles Baudelaire / Richard Howard (trans.)
French and English.