Rimbaud

Happy birthday Arthur Rimbaud! Born on this day in 1854 in Charleville-Mézières.

Here’s his poem ‘Time Without End’:


We have found it again.

What? Time without end.

‘Tis the ocean gone

For a walk with the sun.


Soul, you sentinel,

Murmur and confess,

Day is fiery hell,

Night is nothingness.


From the common urges,

From the human highest

Far thy path diverges:

Following thou fliest…


No expectancy,

No orietur,

Science patiently;

Punishment is sure.


From your blaze alone,

Satin flames of force,

Duty’s breath is blown;

No one says: of course.


We have found it again.

What? Time without end.

‘Tis the ocean gone

For a walk with the sun. 

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