Arthur Rimbaud is often considered the father of symbolism. If that’s so he fathered her at nineteen. Shortly thereafter, he gave up poetry to be a gun runner. His brief poetic career was the golden age for him, and so I’ll share a portion of Golden Age.
The world is vicious ;
If that surprises you !
Live and leave to the fire
–Arthur Rimbaud, from Golden Age
Good advice, Arthur.