Quotation by Conrad Aiken

Rimbaud and Verlaine, precious pair of poets,
Genius in both (but what is genius?) playing
Chess on a marble table at an inn
Conrad Aiken (1889–1973), U.S. poet, novelist. Preludes for Memnon; or, Preludes to Attitude (l. 1–4). . .

Twentieth Century Poetry; American and British (1900–1970). John Malcolm Brinnin and Bill Read, eds. (1963, rev. ed., 1970) McGraw-Hill Book Company (text edition entitled The Modern Poets).
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