Learn More

Stéphane Mallarmé

(1842-1898 / France)

Anxiety


Her pure nails sprung up exalting their onyx,
Anxiety, this midnight, bearing light, sustains,
In twilight many dreams burnt up by the Phoenix
Whose scattered ashes no sepulchral urn contains

Atop the sideboards, in the empty room: no ptyx,
That voided toy of vibrant nonsense, left inside,
(Because the Master went to draw the tears from Styx
With that exclusive object wherein Naught takes pride.)

In vacant north seen through the casement frames, a gold
May agonize at times, within the setting, to behold
Fire-breathing unicorns arrayed against a nix,

She, lifeless naked mirror image, repetition
Whom in the twinkling framed forgetting, is to fix
Through sparkling timed in septet, composition.

Submitted: Friday, April 02, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Anxiety by Stéphane Mallarmé )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  2. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  3. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  4. Winter Solstice, Jacqueline C Nash
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  7. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  8. Acquainted with the Night, Robert Frost
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. Christmas Trees, Robert Frost

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

A little while a little love
The hour yet bears for thee and me
Who have not drawn the veil to see
If still our heaven be lit above.
Thou merely, at the day's last sigh,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Meeting Nan, Lynn Anne Brown
  2. Pantry Of Thoughts, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  3. Diagrams Of Language, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  4. So Tired(I Need You), Michael P. McParland
  5. colour of love, Prince Lartey
  6. Total Mystery, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  7. When I Die, Kelly Shanks
  8. Butterflies, Michael P. McParland
  9. Buckeye Fever Sweeping Terror Over Thier.., Michael P. McParland
  10. Breaking Free, Michael P. McParland
[Hata Bildir]