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Les fleurs du mal

Petits poemes en prose

La Fanfarlo

Baudelaire in English

» The Flowers of Evil «

To the Reader

Spleen and the Ideal
The Albatross
The Elevation
I love the thought...
» The Beacons «
The Sicks Muse
The Venal Muse
The Wretched Monk
The Enemy
Ill Fortune
A Former Life
Gypsies Travelling
Man and the Sea
Don Juan in Hell
Punishment for Pride
The Ideal
The Giantess
The Mask
Hymn to Beauty
The Jewels
Exotic Parfume
Head of Hair
I love you as I love...
You'd entertain the universe...
Sed non satiata
The way her silky garments...
The Dancing Serpent
A Carcass
De profundis clamavi
The Vampyre
Beside a monstrous Jewish whore...
Remorse after Death
The Cat
The Balcony
The Possessed
A Phantom
I give to you these verses...
Semper Eadem
Completely One
What will you say tonight...
The Living Torch
To One Who Is Too Cheerful
The Spiritual Dawn
The Harmony of Evening
The Flask
Misty Sky
The Cat
The Splendid Ship
Invitation to the Voyage
The Irreparable
Autumn Song
To a Madonna
Song of the Afternoon
Praises for My Francisca
For a Creole Lady
Moesta et errabunda
The Ghost
Autumn Sonnet
Sorrows of the Moon
The Pipe
A Fantastical Engraving
The Happy Corpse
The Cask of Hate
The Cracked Bell
The Taste for Nothingness
Alchemy of Suffering
Congenial Horror
Prayer of a Pagan
The Pot Lid
Midnight Examination
Sad Madrigal
The Cautioner
The Rebel
Very Far From France
The Gulf
Lament of an Icarus
The Irremediable
The Clock

Parisian Scenes
The Sun
The Insulted Moon
To a Red-Haired Beggar Girl
The Swan
The Seven Old Man
The Little Old Women
The Blind
To a Woman Passing By
Skeletons Digging
Danse macabre
The Love of Illusion
I have not forgotten...
That kind heart you were jealous of...
Mists and Rains
Parisian Dream

The Soul of Wine
The Ragman's Wine
The Murderer's Wine
The Solitary's Wine
The Lovers' Wine

Flowers of Evil
Epigraph for a Condemned Book
A Martyr
Condemned Women: Delphine and Hippolyta
Condemned Women
The Two Good Sisters
The Fountain of Blood
A Beatrice
The Metamorphoses of the Vampire
A Voyage to Cythera
Passion and the Skull

St Peter's Denial
Abel and Cain
Litanies of Satan

The Death of Lovers
The Death of the Poor
The Death of Artists
Day's End
Dream of a Curious Man

To Theodore de Banville

The Waifs
The Setting of the Romantic Sun

The Fountain
Bertha's Eyes
A Face Makes Promises
The Monster

Poem on the Portrait of Honoré Daumier
Lola de Valence
On Tasso in Prison

Diverse Pieces
The Voice
The Unforeseen
The Ransom
To a Girl of Malabar

On the Debut of Amina Boschetti
To M. Eugene Fromentin
A Jolly Tavern

Prose Poems



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The Flowers of Evil

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The Beacons

Rubens, garden of sloth, stream of oblivion,
Pillow of blooming flesh where no one can make love,
But where life's spirit flows and tosses ceaselessly,
As wind does in the sky, or seas within the sea;

Leonardo, a mirror, sombre and profound,
Where charming angels with ingratiating smiles
Burdened with mystery, are seen within the shades
Of glaciers and of pines that border the terrain;

Rembrandt, sad hospital full of strange whispering,
The one adornment there, a giant crucifix,
Where prayer is full of tears, and rises from the filth -
Abrupt across the room, a ray of winter sun;

And Michelangelo, vague place where Hercules
Mingles with forms of Christ, and rising very straight
Above are mighty ghosts, which in the dusky light
Will stretch their fingers out, and tear their winding-sheets;

Rage of the boxing-riog, impudence of a faun,
You who could call to beauty vassals in the camp,
Great heart puffed up with pride, feeble and jaundiced man,
Puget, sad and forlorn, the convicts' emperor;

Watteau, this carnival, where many famous hearts
Wander about like bright, flamboyant butterflies,
Decor is cool and light under the chandeliers
That pour down madness on this ever-circling dance;

Goya, a nightmare full of things unspeakable,
Of foetuses one cooks for midnight revellers,
Old women at the mirror, children fully nude,
Dressing to tempt the devils, very carefully;

Delacroix, lake of blood, the evil angels' haunts,
Shaded within a wood of fir-trees always green;
Under a gloomy sky, strange fanfares pass away
And disappear, like one of Weber's smothered sighs;

These curses, blasphemies, these maledictions, groans
These ecstasies, these pleas, cries of Te Deum, tears
Echo respoken by a thousand labyrinths, -
An opium divine for hungry mortals' hearts!

It is a call passed by a thousand sentinels,
An order shouted through a thousand speaking horns;
It is a beacon on a thousand citadels,
A cry of hunters lost within a mighty wood!

For it is truly, Lord, best witness in the world
That we might give to you of human dignity,
This ardent sob that rolls onward from age to age
And comes to die in meeting your eternity!

Přeložil James McGowan

originale française: VI. Les Phares

český překlad: Majáky

Rubens: Peter Paul Rubens (1577- 1640) was an immensely prolific Flemish painter, known for his particularly fleshy nudes.
Leonardo: Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), Italian artist and scientist, was perhaps the quintessential 'Renaissance man' in his versatility and achievement. He painted the Mona Lisa, and other female figures with enigmatic smiles.
Rembrandt: Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-69) has become perhaps the most celebrated painter of a great age of art in The Netherlands. He was known for his religious paintings, and for his effects of light on a basically dark canvas.
Michelangelo ... forms of Christ: Michelangelo Buonarotti (14751564), born in Florence, was a sculptor, architect, painter, and poet. The reference to Hercules mingling with forms of Christ refers to the very muscular bodies of Michelangelo's figures in his religious works.
Puget: French sculptor Pierre Puget (1622-94).
Watteau: Antoine Watteau (1684-1721), the Flemish painter, was perhaps the foremost artist of the rococo period.
Goya: Francisco Goya (1746- 1828), a Spanish painter known for exploring the dark side of human experience.
Delacroix: Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863), the French painter. Baudelaire knew Delacroix, and in his art criticism was a champion of Delacroix's romantic style.
Weber: Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826), German composer and conductor.
Te Deum: 'Thee, Lord', the beginning of the hymn of praise sung in the Catholic mass, and on occasions of celebration. :: Since 2002 :: Based On Layout Designed By Danny Is On Fire Productions © 2006