Arthur Rimbaud
Charleville, Ardennes
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Dawn

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I have kissed the summer dawn. Before the palaces, nothing moved. The water lay dead. Battalions of shadows still kept the forest road.

I walked, walking warm and vital breath, While stones watched, and wings rose soundlessly.

My first adventure, in a path already gleaming With a clear pale light, Was a flower who told me its name.

I laughted at the blond Wasserfall That threw its hair across the pines: On the silvered summit, I came upon the goddess.

Then one by one, I lifted her veils. In the long walk, waving my arms.
Across the meadow, where I betrayed her to the cock. In the heart of town she fled among the steeples and domes, And I hunted her, scrambling like a beggar on marble wharves.
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Elias D''Arcy 26 February 2018
Try the translation by Louis Varese. This one seems somewhat clumsy in comparison.
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Brian Jani 03 May 2014
Great choice of vocabulary
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