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Eighty-Eight Selected Poems

By Baudelaire, Charles

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Title: Eighty-Eight Selected Poems  
Author: Baudelaire, Charles
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature, Poetry
Collections: Tony Kline Collection
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Publisher: Tony Kline

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Baudelaire, C., & A.S. Klin, T. B. (n.d.). Eighty-Eight Selected Poems. Retrieved from http://community.worldjournal.org/


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Classic Literature

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Excerpt: To A Woman of Malabar. Your feet are as slender as hands, your hips, to me, wide enough for the sweetest white girl?s envy: to the wise artist your body is sweet and dear, and your great velvet eyes black without peer. In the hot blue lands where God gave you your nature your task is to light a pipe for your master, to fill up the vessels with cool fragrance and chase the mosquitoes away when they dance, and when dawn sings in the plane-trees, afar, fetch bananas and pineapples from the bazaar. All day your bare feet go where they wish as you hum old lost melodies under your breath, and when evening?s red cloak descends overhead you lie down sweetly on a straw bed, where humming birds fill your floating dreams, as graceful and flowery as you it seems.

Table of Contents
Contents To A Woman of Malabar .................................................... 5 Bertha’s Eyes............................................................................... 7 ‘Je n’ai pas oubli‚, voisine de la ville,’...................... 8 ‘La servante au grand coeur dont vous ‚tiez jalouse,’........................................................................................... 9 Landscape.................................................................................... 11 The Sun ......................................................................................... 13 Sorrows of the Moon............................................................ 14 Don Juan in Hell .....................................................................15 On Tasso in Prison.................................................................17 (EugŠne Delacroix’s painting).......................................17 Femmes Damn‚es ..................................................................18 Beauty ............................................................................................ 20 The Jewels................................................................................... 21 Beatrice ......................................................................................... 23 Exotic Perfume.........................................................................25 A Phantom II: The Perfume ............................................ 26 Afternoon Song........................................................................27 The Death of Lovers............................................................. 29 To A Red-headed Beggar-girl........................................30 The Death of the Poor.......................................................... 33 Lover’s Wine............................................................................. 34

 
 


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