Arthur Rimbaud

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

State Of Siege - Poem by Arthur Rimbaud

The poor omnibus driver under the tin canopy,
warming a huge chilblain inside his glove,
follows his heavy omnibus along the left bank,
and from his inflated groin thrusts away the moneybag.

And while [in the] soft shadow
where there are policemen,
the respectable interior of the bus looks at the moon
in the deep sky rocking
among its green cotton wool,
in spite of the Edict
and the still delicate hour,
and the fact that the bus is
returning to the Odeon,
the lewd wanton utters piercing cries
at the darkened square!
Francois Coppee

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 3, 2010

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