Arthur Rimbaud

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

Lilies - Poem by Arthur Rimbaud

O see-saws! O Lilies!
Enemas of silver!
Disdainful of labours,
disdainful of famines!

Dawn fills you with
a [wound-searching,] cleansing love!
A heavenly sweetness
butters your stamens!
Armand Silvestre


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 3, 2010



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