Charles Baudelaire

(9 April 1821 – 31 August 1867 / Paris)

Charles Baudelaire Poems

81. Les Bijoux (The Jewels) 3/31/2010
82. Le Mort Joyeux (The Joyful Corpse) 3/31/2010
83. The Soul Of Wine 9/7/2015
84. My Earlier Life 1/13/2003
85. Tu Mettrais L'Univers Entier Dans Ta Ruelle (You Would Take The Whole World To Bed With You) 3/31/2010
86. The Possessed 1/3/2003
87. Evening Twilight 3/31/2010
88. Parfum Exotique (Exotic Perfume) 3/31/2010
89. Horreur Sympathique (Sympathetic Horror) 3/31/2010
90. A Une Madone (To A Madonna) 3/31/2010
91. The Balcony 1/21/2003
92. La Muse Malade (The Sick Muse) 3/31/2010
93. The Game 3/31/2010
94. Causerie (Conversation) 3/31/2010
95. The sky 4/27/2015
96. À Une Dame Créole (To A Creole Lady) 3/31/2010
97. Composure 1/3/2003
98. The Sun 3/31/2010
99. L'Horloge (The Clock) 3/31/2010
100. The Voice 3/31/2010
101. Lover’s Wine 3/31/2010
102. One O'Clock In The Morning 1/1/2004
103. Alchimie De La Douleur (The Alchemy Of Sorrow) 3/31/2010
104. L'Invitation Au Voyage 1/13/2003
105. The Owls 3/31/2010
106. L'Héautontimorouménos (The Man Who Tortures Himself) 3/31/2010
107. L'Homme Et La Mer (Man And The Sea) 3/31/2010
108. De Profundis Clamavi 1/3/2003
109. For Madame Sabatier 1/21/2003
110. Spleen 1/20/2003
111. Que Diras-Tu Ce Soir, Pauvre Âme Solitaire (What Will You Say Tonight, Poor Solitary Soul) 3/31/2010
112. Bénédiction (Benediction) 3/31/2010
113. Lament Of An Icarus 3/31/2010
114. Incompatibility 3/31/2010
115. To She Who Is Too Light-Hearted 3/31/2010
116. L’ Étranger 3/31/2010
117. Hymne À La Beauté (Hymn To Beauty) 3/31/2010
118. The Jewels 1/3/2003
119. Lethe 1/3/2003
120. Réversibilité (Reversability) 3/31/2010

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  • bellyvankelly (10/27/2018 3:42:00 PM)

    les fleur du mal- -dam near flawless- depending on which translation u get

    rest in poetry my gentle fellow mad poet

    i heart u (an it would b ah black heart, u know dat...)

  • 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.

  • 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

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?
On wine, poetry, virtue, whatever.
But get drunk.
And if you sometimes happen to wake up
on the porches of a palace,
in the green grass of a ditch,
in the dismal loneliness of your own room,
your drunkenness gone or disappearing,
ask the wind,
the wave,
the star,
the bird,
the clock,
ask everything that flees,
everything that groans
or rolls
or...

Read the full of Get Drunk

The Albatross

Often to pass the time on board, the crew
will catch an albatross, one of those big birds
which nonchalently chaperone a ship
across the bitter fathoms of the sea.

Tied to the deck, this sovereign of space,
as if embarrassed by its clumsiness,
pitiably lets its great white wings
drag at its sides like a pair of unshipped oars.

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