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I am an anarchist in politics and an impressionist in art as well as a symbolist in literature. Not that I understand what these t ...
What a day-to-day affair life is.
Alas, the flesh is weary, and I've read all the books.
Will lovely, lively, virginal today
Shatter for us with a wing's drunken blow
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There is only beauty--and it has only one perfect expression--Poetry. All the rest is a lie--except for those who live by the body ...
Every soul is a melody which needs renewing.
Everything in the world exists to end up in a book.
The poetic act consists of suddenly seeing that an idea splits up into a number of equal motifs and of grouping them; they rhyme.
The pure work implies the disappearance of the poet as speaker, who hands over to the words.
The past is necessarily inferior to the future. That is how we wish it to be. How could we acknowledge any merit in our most dange ...
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