Who is Paul VerlainePaul-Marie Verlaine (; French: [vɛʁlɛn(ə)]; 30 March 1844 – 8 January 1896) was a French poet associated with the Symbolist movement and the Decadent movement. He is considered one of the greatest representatives of the fin de siècle in international and French poetry.
Born in Metz, Verlaine was educated at the Lycée Impérial Bonaparte (now the Lycée Condorcet) in Paris and then took up a post in the civil service. He began writing poetry at an early age, and was initially influenced by the Parnassien movement and its leader, Leconte de Lisle. Verlaine's first published poem was published in 1863 in La Revue du progrès, a publication founded by poet Louis-Xavier de Ricard. Verlaine was a frequenter of the salon of the...
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Paul Verlaine Poems
- What Sayst Thou, Traveller, Of All Thou Saw'st Afar?
What sayst thou, traveller, of all thou saw'st afar?
On every tree hangs boredom, ripening to its fall,
Didst gather it, thou smoking yon thy sad cigar,
Black, casting an incongruous shadow on the wall?...
Briques et tuiles,
O les charmants
Pour les amants!...
Ah! les oarystis! les premières maîtresses!
L'or des cheveux, l'azur des yeux, la fleur des chairs,
Et puis, parmi l'odeur des corps jeunes et chers,
La spontanéité craintive des caresses!...
- Vers Pour être Calomnié
A Charles Vignier.
Ce jour je m'étais penché sur ton sommeil....
A Gorges Hall.
Les choses qui chantent dans la tête...
Top 10 most used topics by Paul VerlaineSon 65 Car 26 Long 25 Point 19 Heart 19 Silence 16 Soul 16 Esprit 15 Chair 15 Rose 15
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Dennis Johnson: What is the origin of the quotation:
Peddler of dream-stuff, piping an empty tune
Fisher of shadows, ploughman of the moon.
It is quoted in Robert W. Service's autobiography, and an inspiration for the book's title..
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