Charles Baudelaire

(9 April 1821 – 31 August 1867 / Paris)

Charles Baudelaire Poems

1. The sky 4/27/2015
2. TO A BROWN BEGGAR-MAID 1/14/2016
3. Destruction 3/29/2016
4. The living flame 4/12/2016
5. The Soul Of Wine 9/7/2015
6. Gloomy Madrigal 10/27/2015
7. The Eyes Of Beauty 4/7/2016
8. Sonnet Of Autumn 12/2/2014
9. The Sadness Of The Moon 2/2/2015
10. The Solitary’s Wine 3/31/2010
11. Letter To Sainte-Beuve 3/31/2010
12. Semper Eadem (Ever The Same) 3/31/2010
13. Réversibilité (Reversability) 3/31/2010
14. The Warner 3/31/2010
15. La Cloche Fêlée (The Cracked Bell) 3/31/2010
16. Le Guignon (Ill-Starred) 3/31/2010
17. The Ransom 3/31/2010
18. La Béatrice 3/31/2010
19. The Lid 3/31/2010
20. La Pipe (The Pipe) 3/31/2010
21. Tristesses De La Lune (Sorrows Of The Moon) 3/31/2010
22. Tu Mettrais L'Univers Entier Dans Ta Ruelle (You Would Take The Whole World To Bed With You) 3/31/2010
23. Sisina 3/31/2010
24. Remords Posthume (Posthumous Remorse) 3/31/2010
25. Le Léthé (Lethe) 3/31/2010
26. Le Cygne (The Swan) 3/31/2010
27. Que Diras-Tu Ce Soir, Pauvre Âme Solitaire (What Will You Say Tonight, Poor Solitary Soul) 3/31/2010
28. La Servante Au Grand Coeur Dont Vous Étiez Jalouse (The Great-Hearted Servant Of Whom You Were Jealous) 3/31/2010
29. On Tasso In Prison (Eugène Delacroix’s Painting) 3/31/2010
30. Je Te Donne Ces Vers Afin Que Si Mon Nom (I Give You These Verses So That If My Name) 3/31/2010
31. L'Irrémédiable (The Irremediable) 3/31/2010
32. Une Gravure Fantastique (A Fantastic Engraving) 3/31/2010
33. Le Flacon (The Perfume Flask) 3/31/2010
34. Spleen (Iii) 3/31/2010
35. Le Balcon (The Balcony) 3/31/2010
36. Le Mauvais Moine (The Bad Monk) 3/31/2010
37. The Moon, Offended 3/31/2010
38. La Muse Vénale (The Venal Muse) 3/31/2010
39. La Serpent Qui Danse (The Dancing Serpent) 3/31/2010
40. Moesta Et Errabunda (Grieving And Wandering) 3/31/2010

Comments about Charles Baudelaire

  • Ray Burleigh (5/2/2018 9:22:00 AM)

    Dear poem hunter creators. My long overdue message to you. Wow. Great gaudy generous gratitude. Finding
    Baudelaire reminded me of all the thanks you deserve for this website. Bless you all. I turn to you so often for
    Respite and hope.

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  • A disinterested bystander (11/24/2017 1:15:00 PM)

    Baudelaire's great talent I suppose was distilling sour grapes into eloquence.

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (6/9/2016 1:03:00 PM)

    '' Who among us has not dreamt, in moments of ambition, of the miracle of a poetic prose, musical without rhythm and rhyme, supple and staccato enough to adapt to the lyrical stirrings of the soul, the undulations of dreams, and sudden leaps of consciousness. This obsessive idea is above all a child of giant cities, of the intersecting of their myriad relations. ''

    (from:  Dedication of 'Le Spleen de Paris' *

    * also known as 'Paris Spleen' or 'Petits Poèmes en prose'

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (6/9/2016 1:02:00 PM)

    '' Who among us has not dreamt, in moments of ambition, of the miracle of a poetic prose, musical without rhythm and rhyme, supple and staccato enough to adapt to the lyrical stirrings of the soul, the undulations of dreams, and sudden leaps of consciousness. This obsessive idea is above all a child of giant cities, of the intersecting of their myriad relations. ''

    (from:  Dedication of 'Le Spleen de Paris' *

    * also known as 'Paris Spleen' or 'Petits Poèmes en prose'

  • Shobana Gomes Shobana Gomes (4/28/2014 5:54:00 AM)

    His poems tread on the catchy-ness of his phrases. Love it.

  • Lucianne Fasolo (9/26/2007 8:54:00 AM)

    Ah, Baudelaire. The forefather of modern poetry, and also of the French Symbolism. He had a unique style, his poems were flawless and beautiful. And he's one of my favorite poets ever, :)

  • ari anna arena (1/17/2007 1:30:00 AM)

    Why no 'Le Balcon'? A bella poesia.

  • Geneva Henderson (1/30/2006 12:53:00 PM)

    This is one of those cool poems. It makes you think. Personally I love Baudelaire. He has a beautiful rythem and sound that enchants me and inspires me.

Best Poem of Charles Baudelaire

Be Drunk

You have to be always drunk. That's all there is to it--it's the
only way. So as not to feel the horrible burden of time that breaks
your back and bends you to the earth, you have to be continually
drunk.
But on what?Wine, poetry or virtue, as you wish. But be
drunk.
And if sometimes, on the steps of a palace or the green grass of
a ditch, in the mournful solitude of your room, you wake again,
drunkenness already diminishing or gone, ask the wind, the wave,
the star, the bird, the clock, everything that is flying, everything
that is groaning, everything ...

Read the full of Be Drunk

Get Drunk

Always be drunk.
That's it!
The great imperative!
In order not to feel
Time's horrid fardel
bruise your shoulders,
grinding you into the earth,
Get drunk and stay that way.
On what?

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