Rimbaud's Leg

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
verse inspired by the life and limb of a symbolist poet

Submitted: January 12, 2007

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So dance the moonlit night away,

Millaisian in that formal way.

Pushed, the deadening leaves abound,

Living the best life upside down.

 

She gives me posies,

A ghost at play,

Delays the death that's gone off beam,

Glimpse upon my midnight dream.

 

One two, one two,

One two three,

Dance the dance of the deathless sea.

 

To music we, absconded, found

A line of dangling men unbound.

Sun and flesh like flowers perish

First evening's dew that lovers cherish.

 

My little mistress,

Her watery shroud,

Ferns afresh past Sea agleam,

Resplendent on her bow, Supreme!

 

One two, one two,

One two three,

Dance with Poe and Poets flee.

 

They slumbered coolly in the dell,

Enamoured of the gypsy's spell.

A daydream for some wintry weather,

Fly at once, you waxy feather!

 

One two, one two,

One two three,

Fly at once, and follow me!

 

 


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