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Tristesses de la Lune by catch---22 Tristesses de la Lune by catch---22
Tristesses de la Lune

Ce soir, la lune rêve avec plus de paresse;
Ainsi qu'une beauté, sur de nombreux coussins,
Qui d'une main distraite et légère caresse
Avant de s'endormir le contour de ses seins,

Sur le dos satiné des molles avalanches,
Mourante, elle se livre aux longues pâmoisons,
Et promène ses yeux sur les visions blanches
Qui montent dans l'azur comme des floraisons.

Quand parfois sur ce globe, en sa langueur oisive,
Elle laisse filer une larme furtive,
Un poète pieux, ennemi du sommeil,

Dans le creux de sa main prend cette larme pâle,
Aux reflets irisés comme un fragment d'opale,
Et la met dans son coeur loin des yeux du soleil.

— Charles Baudelaire



Tonight the moon, by languorous memories obsessed,
Lies pensive and awake: a sleepless beauty amid
The tossed and multitudinous cushions of her bed,
Caressing, with an abstracted hand, the curve of her breast.

Surrendered to her deep sadness as to a lover, for hours
She lolls in the bright luxurious disarray of the sky —
Haggard, entranced — and watches the small clouds float by
Uncurling indolently in the blue air like flowers.

When now and then upon this planet she lets fall,
Out of her idleness and sorrow, a secret tear,
Some poet — an enemy of slumber, musing apart —

Catches in his cupped hands the unearthly tribute, all
Fiery and iridescent like an opal's sphere,
And hides it from the sun forever in his heart.

— George Dillon, Flowers of Evil (NY: Harper and Brothers, 1936)
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Wordeea Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
one of my favourite beaudelaire poem :heart:

my favourite : [link]
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
oooOOOooo I love that and had not read it.

thank you for the link Sophie :heart:
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Wordeea Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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deftones1979 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Wow! Very impressive!! :thumbsup:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
thank you very much!!!
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Anj3lla Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   General Artist
Your lovely image has been featured here: [link] :heart:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
thank you so much! :heart:
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Anj3lla Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012   General Artist
My pleasure. :heart:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
:)
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Denneris Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Featured here [link] :sun:
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