Arthur Rimbaud
Charleville, Ardennes
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Asleep In The Valley

Rating: 3.2
A small green valley where a slow stream flows
And leaves long strands of silver on the bright
Grass; from the mountaintop stream the Sun's
Rays; they fill the hollow full of light.

A soldier, very young, lies open-mouthed,
A pillow made of fern beneath his head,
Asleep; stretched in the heavy undergrowth,
Pale in his warm, green, sun-soaked bed.
His feet among the flowers, he sleeps. His smile
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Sachidananda Panda 12 July 2020
" The humming insects don't disturb his rest; He sleeps in sunlight, one hand on his breast; At peace. In his side there are two red holes." so simple yet powerful expression evokes pity and respect
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ABHISHEK Mondal 02 November 2018
Auspicious ??
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Chhaton Ghosh 08 August 2018
This poem is of sacrifice and tragidy
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sujan das 06 August 2018
very beautiful poem.
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Arkadip Basu Mallick 05 June 2018
Very Beautiful poem with a sad theme??
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Susanna pearson 24 May 2018
I can feel the peace and hear the insects
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ROBERT 09 December 2017
A beautiful and very sad poem. First time through I didn't think he was dead. Not till the very last line does he tell you. I felt the sadness deeply. A master work.
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Susan Williams 13 May 2017
I had a feeling that last line was coming because the author made certain the reader would feel a certain uneasiness, hear a certain tone- - the 3rd poem I have read by him- -and the 3rd poem I find an incredible write.
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shyamal barman 31 October 2015
Go through
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