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Author: VERLAINE, PAUL
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Verlaine, Paul    Poet's Biography
68 poems available by this author


A BAD SLEEPER    Poem Text    
First Line: He is a bad sleeper and it is a joy to me
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


A CONFESSION    Poem Text    
First Line: O my god, thou hast wounded me with love
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


A FORGOTTEN TUNE    Poem Text    
First Line: A frail hand hovering sets the keys astir
Last Line: Beyond the window where the garden blows?
Subject(s): Longing; Music & Musicians


A GREAT DARK SLEEP    Poem Text    
Last Line: A sorry story
Subject(s): Sleep


AN EXCHANGE OF FEELINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: In the old park, deserted in the frost
Last Line: And in the little garden die again?
Subject(s): Love; Mourning; Bereavement


ANOTHER SONG WITHOUT WORDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Too red, too red the roses were
Last Line: And of all things but you . . . But you. . . .
Subject(s): Flowers; Hair; Roses; Singing & Singers


APATHY    Poem Text    
First Line: I am the empire at the end of its decadence
Last Line: Nothing but a nameless boredom to afflict you.
Subject(s): Apathy; France


ARSEHOLE    Poem Text    
First Line: It is shy as a gathered eyelet
Last Line: I fed that famished mouth my ambergris
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


AUTUMN SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: The heavy thrall / of the sobbing call
Last Line: Dead leaf.
Subject(s): Autumn


C'EST L'EXTASE LANGOUREUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: It is the ecstasy of languor
Subject(s): Conscientious Objectors


CHANSON D'AUTOMNE    Poem Text    
First Line: The autumn wind wails thin, / like a sobbing violin
Last Line: When the winter gusts begin to and fro
Subject(s): Wind; Grief; Winter


CLAIR DE LUNE       
First Line: Your soul is a moonlit landscape fair
Subject(s): Moon


COLLOQUE SENTIMENTAL    Poem Text    
First Line: In the deserted park, silent and vast
Last Line: And night alone o'erheard the things they said.


CORTEGE    Poem Text    
First Line: A silver-vested monkey trips
Last Line: Indifferent or unaware.
Subject(s): Monkeys


ERE THY SOFT RAY BE LOST    Poem Text    
Last Line: Behold! The first sunbeam
Subject(s): Dawn


FEMME ET CHATTE    Poem Text    
First Line: O she was playing with her cat
Last Line: By four bright stars of phosphorus
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


FETES GALANTES: A CLYMENE    Poem Text    
First Line: Mystical strains unheard
Last Line: So let it be!


FETES GALANTES: CYTHERE    Poem Text    
First Line: By favourable breezes fanned
Last Line: The folly of love's sacrifices.


FETES GALANTES: FANTOCHES    Poem Text    
First Line: Scaramouche waves a threatening hand
Last Line: Of the loud languorous nightingale.


FETES GALANTES: L'ALEE    Poem Text    
First Line: As in the age of shepherd king and queen
Last Line: The slightly simpering sparkle of the eye.


FETES GALANTES: L'AMOUR PAR TERRE    Poem Text    
First Line: The wind the other evening over threw
Last Line: Brightening the littered leaves upon the ground?


FETES GALANTES: LES INDOLENTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Bah! Spite of fate, that says us nay
Last Line: Ha! Ha! Ha! What fantastic lovers!


FETES GALANTES: MANDOLINE    Poem Text    
First Line: The singers of serenades
Last Line: Ecstasy of the moon.
Subject(s): Musical Instruments


FETES GALANTES: PANYOMIME    Poem Text    
First Line: Pierrot, no sentimental swain
Last Line: And in her heart a voice that sighs.
Subject(s): Pantomime


FETES GALANTES: ROMANCES SANS PAROLE, SELECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Tears in my heart that weeps
Last Line: Why thou hast all this woe.
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


FETES GALANTES: ROMANCES SANS PAROLE: 7    Poem Text    
First Line: The roses were all red
Last Line: And all but you, alas
Subject(s): Love


FROM SAGESSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Slumber dark and deep
Last Line: Silence, like the grave.
Subject(s): Dreams; Rest; Silence; Sleep; Nightmares


GOD SPAKE AND SAID    Poem Text    
Last Line: Thy neighbor in the dark o hapless fried
Subject(s): God


GREEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Here fruit and flowers I bring to thee; green leaves and sprays I proffer
Last Line: And sleep awhile, when thy fond love its haven shall have found.
Subject(s): Flowers; Kisses; Love; Nature; Soul


I KNOW NOT WHY    Poem Text    
Last Line: On restless, frantic pinions
Subject(s): Soul


IL BACIO    Poem Text    
First Line: Kiss! Hollyhock in love's luxuriant close!
Last Line: Red lips of one I know, a light and smile!
Subject(s): Kisses


IL PLEUT DOUCEMENT SUR LA VILLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Tears fall within mine heart
Last Line: Mine heart is desolate.
Subject(s): Desolation; Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


IN THE UNDENDING / TEDIUM OF THE PLAIN       


IN THE WOODS    Poem Text    
First Line: Other people - innocents or lunatics / find in the woods only pallid charms
Last Line: Sound like waiting assassins plotting to strike.
Subject(s): Fear; Forests; Night; Woods; Bedtime


LANGUOR    Poem Text    
First Line: I am the empire at the end of its decadence


LATE WISDOM    Poem Text    
First Line: Above the roof, the sky expands
Last Line: Of long ago.
Subject(s): Life; Tears


LETTRE (FROM FETES GALANTES)    Poem Text    
First Line: Far from your side removed by thankless
Last Line: Be worth the trouble it took to write?
Subject(s): Love


MOONLIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Your soul is a landscape rare
Last Line: To the tall fountains, slender among the statuary
Subject(s): Moon; Gardens & Gardens & Gardening; Soul; Love; Landscape


MY FAMILIAR DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Often I have this dream, strange and penetrating
Last Line: The tone of dear voices, those that have died
Subject(s): Dreams; Love; Nightmares


MYSTCIAL EVENING TWILIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Memory, with the twilight's dusky light
Last Line: Memory, with the twilight's dusky light
Subject(s): Evening; Memory; Sunset; Twilight


MYSTICAL EVENING TWILIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Memory, with the twilight's dusky light


NEVERMORE    Poem Text    
First Line: Memory, what wilt thou with me? Autumn gales
Last Line: "the first-heard ""yes"" from the belovéd lips."
Subject(s): Evening; Memory


O HEARKEN THE SO GENTLE PLAINT    Poem Text    
Last Line: O! Hearken the celestial song
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Soul


OH SAD, SAD WAS MY SOUL    Poem Text    
Last Line: We were exiled far and long ago?
Subject(s): Grief; Love Complaints


ON THE BALCONY    Poem Text    
First Line: Both watched the uncertain swallows sudden farewell
Last Line: The tumbled, odorous bed, wide-opening in the gloom.
Subject(s): Flowers; Love; Romance; Roses


PEACEFUL EYES MY ONLY WEALTH    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Orphans; Foundlings


PENSIONNAIRES    Poem Text    
First Line: The one was fifteen years old, the other sixteen
Last Line: And, blushing, smiled innocently
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


SENTIMENAL COLLOQUY    Poem Text    
First Line: In the old, lonely park all white with frost
Last Line: And only night can hear the words they say
Variant Title(s): Sentimental Dialogue; Sentimental Conversation
Subject(s): Love


SONG OF AUTUMN    Poem Text    
First Line: When a sighing begins
Last Line: A dead leaf.
Variant Title(s): Chansons D'automne
Subject(s): Death; Grief; Memory; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness


SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: And I have seen again the marvellous child - it seemed
Subject(s): Prayer; Sin; Sonnet (As Literary Form)


SPLEEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Around were all the roses red
Last Line: Of everything alas! Save thee.


SPRING    Poem Text    
First Line: Tender, the young auburn woman
Last Line: And the wild sheets. O to your bed!
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


STREETS    Poem Text    
First Line: Let us dance!
Last Line: Let us dance!


SUR L'HERBE    Poem Text    
First Line: The abbe rambles.' - 'you, marquis'
Last Line: "do, mi.""—""the moon!—hey, how d'ye do?"
Subject(s): Courtship; Kisses


TEARS FALL IN MY HEART    Poem Text    
Last Line: My heart is so full if pain
Subject(s): Grief; Tears; Love Absence Of; Pain; Sorrow; Sadness


THE ART OF POETRY; TO CHARLES MORICE    Poem Text    
First Line: Music must be paramount
Last Line: And everything else is mere literature.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THE GOODLY SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Sad and lost I walked where wide
Last Line: Us to each other in delight.
Subject(s): Hope; Love; Singing & Singers; Voices; Optimism


THE NIGHTINGALE    Poem Text    
First Line: Like a clamorous flock of startled birds
Last Line: The quivering tree and the weeping bird.
Subject(s): Birds; Nightingales


THE SHPEHERD'S HOUR    Poem Text    
First Line: The moon is red through horizon's fog
Last Line: Pale, venus appears, and it is night.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


THE SKY ABOVE THE ROOFING LIES    Poem Text    
Last Line: With thy lost years?
Subject(s): Time; Mortality; God; Sky


THE SKY IS UP ABOVE THE ROOF       


THE SONG OF THE INGENUES    Poem Text    
First Line: We are the ingenues
Last Line: Of libertines.
Subject(s): Hearts; Ingenuity; Singing & Singers


THE SPELL    Poem Text    
First Line: The keyboard, over which two slim hands float
Last Line: A little open on the garden small?
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


THE WHITE MOON    Poem Text    
Last Line: It is the exquisite hour
Subject(s): Moon; Time; Dreams


WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?    Poem Text    
First Line: The sky is up above the roof
Last Line: The youth away
Subject(s): Aging; Life; Mourning; Youth; Bereavement


WOMAN AND CAT    Poem Text    
First Line: They were just playing, lady and cat
Last Line: Four dazzling points of phosphor gleamed
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Crime & Criminals; Murder; Nails (Body)


WOMEN'S LOVELINESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Women's loveliness, their frailty, and those pale hands
Last Line: And what in truth, remains, when death has come our way?
Subject(s): Women; Beauty; Love


YOUNGLINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: High heels in a struggle with a long skirt
Last Line: That our souls forever hold their eager qualms.
Subject(s): Youth