Quotation by Stéphane Mallarmé

Will lovely, lively, virginal today
Shatter for us with a wing's drunken blow
This hard, forgotten lake haunted in snow
By the sheer ice of flocks not flown away!
Stéphane Mallarmé (1842–1898), French symbolist poet. Poésies (1887). Plusieurs Sonnets, no. 2, st. 1, Mallarmé: The Poems, trans. by and ed. Keith Bosley (1977).
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