Arthur Rimbaud

(20 October 1854 – 10 November 1891 / Charleville, Ardennes)

A Winter Dream - Poem by Arthur Rimbaud

In winter we’ll travel in a little pink carriage
With cushions of blue.
We’ll be fine. A nest of mad kisses waits
In each corner too.

You’ll shut your eyes, not to see, through the glass,
Grimacing shadows of evening,
Those snarling monsters, a crowd going past
Of black wolves and black demons.

Then you’ll feel your cheek tickled quite hard…
A little kiss, like a maddened spider,
Will run over your neck…

And you’ll say: “Catch it!” bowing your head,
– And we’ll take our time finding that creature
– Who travels so far…


Comments about A Winter Dream by Arthur Rimbaud

  • Susan Williams (5/13/2017 4:04:00 PM)


    Such a disturbing blend of cuteness and terror. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 3, 2010



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