Vigils.

Author:Rimbaud, Arthur
Position:FOUR POEMS - Poem
 
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(Translated from the French of Arthur Rimbaud's Illuminations)

I It's repose lit up, neither fever nor languor, on the bed or on the meadow. It's the friend who's neither ardent nor weak. The friend. It's the beloved who's neither tormenting nor tormented. The beloved. The air and the world not sought after at all. Life. --Then it was only this? --And the dream cools. II Light comes back to the central pillar. From both ends of the room, mediocre decorations, harmonic blueprints merge. The wall facing the watcher is a psychological succession of cross sections...

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