I Like Arthur Rimbaud's Poetry

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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
    5 Responses Oct 24, 2009

    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
    2 Responses Apr 29, 2010

    Quote

    "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
    3 Responses Dec 22, 2009

    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

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

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

    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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