Poem Fix of the Day, June 25, 2011

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

Dark misfortune.

–Arthur Rimbaud, from Golden Age

Good advice, Arthur.

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