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Flowers of Evil

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By: (1821-1867)

This is a collection of French poems by Charles Baudelaire, originally titled "Les Fleurs du mal." It was popular in the symbolist and modernist movements of the 19th century, and the poems are about decadence and eroticism.

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THE FLOWERS OF EVIL

by

CHARLES BAUDELAIRE

TRANSLATED INTO

ENGLISH VERSE

BY

CYRIL SCOTT

LONDON

ELKIN MATHEWS, VIGO STREET

M CM IX

DEDICATED TO ARTHUR SYMONS

CONTENTS

Benediction Echoes The Sick Muse The Venal Muse The Evil Monk The Enemy Ill Luck Interior Life Man and the Sea Beauty The Ideal The Giantess Hymn to Beauty Exotic Perfume La Chevelure Sonnet XXVIII Posthumous Remorse The Balcony The Possessed One Semper Eadem All Entire Sonnet XLIII The Living Torch The Spiritual Dawn Evening Harmony Overcast Sky Invitation to a Journey "Causerie" Autumn Song Sisina To a Creolean Lady Moesta et Errabunda The Ghost Autumn Song Sadness of the Moon Goddess Cats Owls Music The Joyous Defunct The Broken Bell Spleen Obsession Magnetic Horror The Lid Bertha's Eyes The Set of the Romantic Sun Meditation To a Passer by Illusionary Love Mists and Rains The Wine of Lovers Condemned Women The Death of the Lovers The Death of the Poor

Benediction

When by the changeless Power of a Supreme Decree The poet issues forth upon this sorry sphere, His mother, horrified, and full of blasphemy, Uplifts her voice to God, who takes compassion on her... Continue reading book >>


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