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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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:iconwordeea:
wordeea Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
one of my favourite beaudelaire poem :heart:

my favourite : [link]
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
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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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Photographer
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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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
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  Professional Photographer
:)
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Denneris Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Featured here [link] :sun:
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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Denneris Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
:bow:
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:iconbhalstead:
bhalstead Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012   Photographer
Nice composition and very well crafted!
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you Bert :)
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:iconrezzanatakol:
RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
it looks I can touch it:wow:
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
all you have to do is reach out. :)
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RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
:love:
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davejsy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Nobody does the moon like the D :)
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you very much D :D
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Ilmatarja Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful and great picture... I also like Baudelaire :D
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you and Baudelaire is most wonderful :rose:
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CecilyAndreuArtwork Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW, amazing shot! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you very much Cecily :)
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:iconkorni:
Korni Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Marvellous capture, Dennis!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you very much Stephan!
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Fantastic shot!
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you very much!
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
:):hug:You're so very welcome!!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
:)
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Douce-Amertume Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Baudelaire… :iconthumbupplz:
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you Patrick.
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DClassens Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, wonderfull shot.
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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MarinaCoric Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional
:heart:
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
:rose:
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halcyonshores Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconredroseplz:
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
:heart:
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halcyonshores Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
well I will have to borrow that one some time ;)
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:iconhalcyonshores:
halcyonshores Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You know I would be more than honored ;)
They make some amazing music..
:iconmoonplz:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
:heart:
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BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Beautiful shot, its like the tree are caressing the moon
which goes well with the last verse......Which I love, :thumbsup::love:
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you Donna :heart:
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BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
:heart::iconmoonplz::heart:
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peterpateman Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely composition Dennis.
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you Peter :)
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peterpateman Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome my good fellow! =)
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
:peace:
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Lucineia Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
An excellent choice to "marry" the poetry of Baudelaire especially this particular poem with your photo. There are so many translations that have been written throughout the years about "tristesses de la lune" , almost as many as the faces of the moon each time we stare at her ...
Bravo Dennis !!! :heart:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you Patricia... they seemed a fit for each other. :heart:

lol and you are right about the translations. I'm sure I read through almost a dozen.
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