Stéphane Mallarmé

(1842-1898 / France)

The Tomb of Charles Baudelaire


The buried temple shows by the sewer-mouth’s
Sepulchral slobber of mud and rubies,
Some abominable statue of Anubis,
The muzzle lit like a ferocious snout

Or as when a dubious wick twists in the new gas,
Having, we know, to wipe out insults suffered
Haggardly kindling an immortal pubis,
Whose flight strays according to the lamp

What votive leaves, dried in cities without evening
Could bless, as she can, vainly sitting
Against the marble of Baudelaire

Shudderingly absent from the veil that clothes her
She, his shade, a protective poisonous air
Always to be breathed, although we die of her.

Submitted: Friday, April 02, 2010

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

What do you think this poem is about?



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 (The Tomb of Charles Baudelaire by Stéphane Mallarmé )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. He is a, Vera Sidhwa
  2. Goldilocks, Naveed Khalid
  3. Applause, Mac Adrone Adonay
  4. Bird Could Fly, Vera Sidhwa
  5. The New Bird Could Fly, Vera Sidhwa
  6. Needle in a Haystack, Mac Adrone Adonay
  7. Alive, Cigeng Zhang
  8. There it Goes, Vera Sidhwa
  9. A Date With Fate, Noah Body
  10. Life's a Ball, Alice Cordy

Poem of the Day

I

Our life is twofold; Sleep hath its own world,
A boundary between the things misnamed
Death and existence: Sleep hath its own world,
And a wide realm of wild reality,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet May Swenson

 

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  3. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  7. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. Alive, Cigeng Zhang

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]