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I Like Arthur Rimbaud's Poetry

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    First Blood

    "I have stretched ropes from bell-tower to bell-tower; garlands from window to window; chains of gold from star to star, and I dance."From IlluminationsI first found a book of Rimbaud's poems on a trip to Camden when I was about 18, Skoob, what a book shop!  Dylan mentions...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Feb 15, 2011

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    I keep his poetry around my room :) it's

    so incredible and beautiful.
    smurfinaround smurfinaround 18-21, F Feb 8, 2014

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    "strength or weakness... that you exist, that is strenght" sorry about my translation, not sure if it´s right but you get the gist of it.
    Joelisa Joelisa 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 22, 2009

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    My Inspiring Gay 19th Century French Visionary Poet

    I love his complete works and letters. He died at the early age of 37... Wrote his best work when he was a merely a young boy...and retired his free verse at the age of 21. Check out,,, A Season In Hell, The Drunken Boat, Illuminations ect...  MORNING Hadn't I once a youth...
    QueenOfHearts QueenOfHearts 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 24, 2009

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    Thief Of Fire

    I found this and wanted to share it with you. “The first study for the man who wants to be a poet is knowledge of himself, complete: he searches for his soul, he inspects it, he puts it to the test, he learns it. As soon as he has learned it, he must cultivate it! I say...
    sweetmeisje sweetmeisje 26-30, F 12 Responses Nov 17, 2010

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    Harrar

    His father left his mother when he was 12. He was 13 when the great Baudelaire, the doomed poet, died.  He lived in rural Charleville in the hills of Northern France.  At 15 he fled for the first time and went to Paris. At 16 he did it again. He looked like...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M 4 Responses Apr 29, 2010

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    The Great Arthur Rimbaud.

    Rimbaud's poetry forms a heartbreaking crystallization of being a young tortured artist in late 19th century France. This just blew my mind, so impetuous and with such incredible visions. How would anyone know to write such incredible things and to improve on the poetic...
    Parsifal145 Parsifal145 26-30 Jan 15, 2011

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    So I started writing with one line in my head; all of a sudden this was on the paper, and oh my god, where did it come from? But I love it. I used to be the kid Who wrote poetry...
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    As darkness stands still I look into your eyes but You're silent. As if you say silence is golden and unspoken words are thousand times audible. May be true but why I fail to...
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    I love to read it but never really tried writing it myself, though since some months I have been experiencing these random moments of inspiration in which my mind crafts verses...
    Ingy699 Ingy699 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I found this poem that I wrote years ago. I don't remember how I came up with it, only that I was on an airplane when I wrote it. It may have been about a dream or just musings on...
    MeGaMatt88 MeGaMatt88 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    You don't f*cking deserve me...neither of you do.
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    Bennythebull7 Bennythebull7 13-15, M Aug 12

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    Fellow poets will get this: I hate it when someone looks at a depressing piece of poetry and are like: 'are you okay? You sound really sad...' It takes all of my restraint not to...
    AReadingWriter AReadingWriter 13-15, F Aug 12

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    TheBlasphemousOptimist TheBlasphemousOptimist 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    i lost the only thing i was good at...being creative,drawing,painting,building things,poetry.i mean i can still draw,i can still paint...but i can't write poetry anymore.i can feel...
    afromexichick afromexichick 22-25, F Aug 11

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