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The Prose Poems Of The Great French Symbolist, Arthur Rimbaud , Have Acquired Enormous Prestige Among Readers Everywhere And Have Been A Revolutionary Influence On Poetry In The Twentieth Century They Are Offered Here Both In Their Original Texts And In Superb English Translations By Louise Var Se Mrs Var Se First Published Her Versions Of Rimbaud S Illuminations In Since Then She Has Revised Her Work And Has Included Two Poems Which In The Interim Have Been Reclassified As Part Of Illuminations This Edition Also Contains Two Other Series Of Prose Poems, Which Include Two Poems Only Recently Discovered In France, Together With An Introduction In Which Miss Var Se Discusses The Complicated Ins And Outs Of Rimbaldien Scholarship And The Special Qualities Of Rimbaud S Writing Rimbaud Was Indeed The Most Astonishing Of French Geniuses Fired In Childhood With An Ambition To Write, He Gave Up Poetry Before He Was Twenty One Yet He Had Already Produced Some Of The Finest Examples Of French Verse He Is Best Known For A Season In Hell, But His Other Prose Poems Are No Less Remarkable While He Was Working On Them He Spoke Of His Interest In Hallucinations Des Vertiges, Des Silences, Des Nuits These Perceptions Were Caught By The Poet In A Beam Of Pellucid, And Strangely Active Language Which Still Lights Up Now Here, Now There Unexplored Aspects Of Experience And Thought The mark of an extraordinary writer to me has always had something to do with whether the writer s genre was enhanced by the writer This is a tall order, I know, but the very best writers change the way that their genre is perceived Rimbaud s prose poems challenged the traditonal style of the Romantics who wrote before him He brought a sharp, new incandescence, a flaring literary reality, a breakthrough perception to poetry expressed by his point of view His stirring soul is seared by his epiphanies expressed in simple, clean and gleaming imagery At times, he reminded me of Blake and Yeats But his poetry is so original and personal and inventive that the genre metamorphosed by his unique literary perspective Rimbaud believed that the poet must deliberately become an antagonist and work to place one s sensibilities into constant upheaveal in order to write poetry that is truly revelatory His life was lived to the hilt as he traveled worldwide with Paul Verlaine and traded adventure incessantly His destitution, lust for life and piquant sensibilities abound in the light and shadow of his poetry The genre is indebted to the invention, passion and beauty expressed by this tormented soul who simply couldn t get enough of life. YouthI SundayWhen homework is done, the inevitable descent from heaven and the visitation of memories, and the session of rhythms invade the dwelling, the head and the world of the spirit A horse scampers off along the suburban turf and the gardens and the wood lots, besieged by the carbonic plague Somewhere in the world, a wretched melodramatic woman is sighing for unlikely desertions.Desperadoes are languishing for storms, drunkenness, wounds Little children are stifling curses along the rivers.I must study some to the sound of the consuming work which forms in all the people and rises up in them.II SonnetMan of usual constitution, wasn t the flesh a fruit hanging in the orchard O childhood days wasn t the body a treasure to spend wasn t love the peril or the strength of Psyche Oct 28, 16 Also on my blog. Illuminations , Arthur RimbaudIlluminations is an incompleted suite of prose poems by the French poet Arthur Rimbaud, first published partially in La Vogue fr , a Paris literary review, in May June 1886 The texts were reprinted in book form in October 1886 by Les publications de La Vogue under the title Les Illuminations proposed by the poet Paul Verlaine, Rimbaud s former lover In his preface, Verlaine explained that the title was based on the English word illuminations, in the sense of coloured plates, and a sub title that Rimbaud had already given the work Verlaine dated its composition between 1873 and 1875.English version, DawnI embraced the summer dawn.Nothing yet stirred on the face of the palaces The water is dead The shadows still camped in the woodland road I walked, waking quick warm breaths, and gems looked on, and wings rose without a sound.The first venture was, in a path already filled with fresh, pale gleams, a flower who told me her name.I laughed at the blond waterfall that tousled through the pines on the silver summit I recognized the goddess.Then, one by one, I lifted up her veils In the lane, waving my arms Across the plain, where I notified the cock In the city, she fled among the steeples and the domes, and running like a beggar on the marble quays, I chased her.Above the road near a laurel wood, I wrapped her up in gathered veils, and I felt a little her immense body Dawn and the child fell down at the edge of the wood.Waking, it was noon.French version, AubeJ ai embrass l aube d t.Rien ne bougeait encore au front des palais L eau tait morte Les camps d ombres ne quittaient pas la route du bois J ai march , r veillant les haleines vives et ti des, et les pierreries regard rent, et les ailes se lev rent sans bruit.La premi re entreprise fut, dans le sentier d j empli de frais et bl mes clats, une fleur qui me dit son nom.Je ris au wasserfall blond qui s chevela travers les sapins la cime argent e je reconnus la d esse.Alors, je levai un un les voiles Dans l all e, en agitant les bras Par la plaine, o je l ai d nonc e au coq A la grand ville elle fuyait parmi les clochers et les d mes, et courant comme un mendiant sur les quais de marbre, je la chassais.En haut de la route, pr s d un bois de lauriers, je l ai entour e avec ses voiles amass s, et j ai senti un peu son immense corps L aube et l enfant tomb rent au bas du bois.Au r veil il tait midi 1984 1362 260 245 251 1854 1891 19 14 1854 1874 10 1891 19 1270. Despite my love for Rimbaud s poetry and intelligence painfully high IQ, if you care about these things , and my knowledge of him actually, because of it I d like to state something it is virtually impossible to read Rimbaud today in a critical or subjective manner any, because his books and life have been so studied and examined by so many that you cannot shake off this feeling of win win towards his poetry Let me explain myself Rimbaud could get away with the most obscure and personal lines, because nowadays you have footnotes or biographies explaining to you all the possible meanings behind them, so, from today s perspective, he didn t have to struggle at all with the always unpoetic deed of communicating things but slightly suggest them, because you have somedoby to tell you due to the exegesis of his works what he meant with anything win win situation for him or not Some examples when he mentions a bear with grey hair, he means some bear from some rare book he liked as a child and the meaning in that relies on that book Enid Starkie is going to tell you all about in her great biography that same poem s title Bottom Shakespeare can be explained for biographical reasons he was fond of some girl but didn t do anything about it but writing that poem which makes sense than ever with that information in hand and many examples like that yes, I strongly recommend the aforementioned biography, hehe.