Who is Charles Baudelaire

Charles Pierre Baudelaire (UK: , US: ; French: [ʃaʁl(ə) bodlɛʁ] (listen); 9 April 1821 – 31 August 1867) was a French poet who also produced notable work as an essayist and art critic. His poems exhibit mastery in the handling of rhyme and rhythm, contain an exoticism inherited from Romantics, but are based on observations of real life.His most famous work, a book of lyric poetry titled Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil), expresses the changing nature of beauty in the rapidly industrializing Paris during the mid-19th century. Baudelaire's highly original style of prose-poetry influenced a whole generation of poets including Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud and Stéphane Mallarmé, among many others. He is credited with coining the term modernity (modernité) to designate the fleet...
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Charles Baudelaire Poems

  • The Alchemy Of Sadness
    One man lights you with his ardour
    one decks you in mourning, Nature!
    What says to the first: 'A Sepulchre!'
    To the other cries: 'Life and splendour!' ...
  • The Poison
    Wine can clothe the most sordid hole
    in miraculous luxury,
    and let many a fabulous portico float free
    in the gold of its red glow, ...
  • Draft Epilogue For The Second Edition Of Les Fleurs Du Mal
    Tranquil as a sage and gentle as one who's cursed. I said:
    I love you, oh my beauty, my charmer

    many a time ...
  • Harmony Of Evening
    Now those days arrive when, stem throbbing,
    each flower sheds its fragrance like a censer:
    sounds and scents twine in the evening air:
    languorous dizziness, Melancholy dancing! ...
  • The Inquisitive Man's Dream
    Do you know, as I do, delicious sadness
    and make others say of you: 'Strange man!'
    I was dying. In my soul, singular illness,
    desire and horror were mingled as one: ...
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Heart 127 Soul 116 Love 113 I Love You 113 Night 91 Sky 87 Long 83 Sun 83 Light 79 Black 78

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Joshisunny: charles baudelaire: "everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation."
Singing_swamp: can't wait to see what wacky misadventures with voluptuous, dark-eyed, and malignant beauties mr. charles baudelaire gets up to this week
Gkd34in: *everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation.* * charles baudelaire *
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(Written after entering New York Harbor at Daybreak)

Up the vast harbor with the morning sun
The ship swept in from sea;
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And--there stood Liberty.

Silent, the great torch lifted in one hand,

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