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Charles Baudelaire Poem
Le Poison (The Poison)
 by Charles Baudelaire

Le vin sait revêtir le plus sordide bouge
D'un luxe miraculeux,
Et fait surgir plus d'un portique fabuleux
Dans l'or de sa vapeur rouge,
Comme un soleil couchant dans un ciel nébuleux.

L'opium agrandit ce qui n'a pas de bornes,
Allonge l'illimité,
...

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  • 10/20/1970 - Aapo Ilves - Estonian poet and illustrator
  • 10/20/1940 - Robert Pinsky - American poet and critic
  • 10/20/1927 - Gunturu Seshendra Sarma - Indian poet and critic (d. 2007)
  • 10/20/1924 - Robert Peters - American poet
  • 10/20/1921 - Hans Warren - Dutch poet and author (d. 2001)
  • 10/20/1854 - Arthur Rimbaud - French soldier and poet (d. 1891)
  • 10/20/1740 - Isabelle de Charrière - Dutch author and poet (d. 1805)
  • 10/20/1475 - Giovanni di Bernardo Rucellai - Italian poet and playwright (d. 1525)

Deaths on this day in history

  • 10/20/2012 - Przemysław Gintrowski - Polish poet and composer (b. 1951)
  • 10/20/2005 - Eva Švankmajerová - Czech painter and poet (b. 1940)
  • 10/20/2004 - Anthony Hecht - American poet and educator (b. 1923)
  • 10/20/1900 - Naim Frashëri - Albanian poet and translator (b. 1846)
  • 10/20/1652 - Antonio Coello - Spanish poet and playwright (b. 1611)