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A BAD SLEEPER, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He is a bad sleeper and it is a joy to me
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


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


A FORGOTTEN TUNE, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
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, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: A sorry story
Subject(s): Sleep


AN EXCHANGE OF FEELINGS, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
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, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
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, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
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, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is shy as a gathered eyelet
Last Line: I fed that famished mouth my ambergris
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


AUTUMN SONG, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The heavy thrall / of the sobbing call
Last Line: Dead leaf.
Subject(s): Autumn


C'EST L'EXTASE LANGOUREUSE, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is the ecstasy of languor
Subject(s): Conscientious Objectors


CHANSON D'AUTOMNE, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
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, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Your soul is a moonlit landscape fair
Subject(s): Moon


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


CORTEGE, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A silver-vested monkey trips
Last Line: Indifferent or unaware.
Subject(s): Monkeys


ERE THY SOFT RAY BE LOST, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Behold! The first sunbeam
Subject(s): Dawn


FEMME ET CHATTE, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
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, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mystical strains unheard
Last Line: So let it be!


FETES GALANTES: CYTHERE, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: By favourable breezes fanned
Last Line: The folly of love's sacrifices.


FETES GALANTES: FANTOCHES, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Scaramouche waves a threatening hand
Last Line: Of the loud languorous nightingale.


FETES GALANTES: L'ALEE, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
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, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wind the other evening over threw
Last Line: Brightening the littered leaves upon the ground?


FETES GALANTES: LES INDOLENTS, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bah! Spite of fate, that says us nay
Last Line: Ha! Ha! Ha! What fantastic lovers!


FETES GALANTES: MANDOLINE, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The singers of serenades
Last Line: Ecstasy of the moon.
Subject(s): Musical Instruments


FETES GALANTES: PANYOMIME, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
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, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
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, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The roses were all red
Last Line: And all but you, alas
Subject(s): Love


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


GOD SPAKE AND SAID, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Thy neighbor in the dark o hapless fried
Subject(s): God


GREEN, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
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, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: On restless, frantic pinions
Subject(s): Soul


IL BACIO, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
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, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
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, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography


IN THE WOODS, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
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, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am the empire at the end of its decadence


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


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


MOONLIGHT, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
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, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
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, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
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, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Memory, with the twilight's dusky light


NEVERMORE, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
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, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: O! Hearken the celestial song
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Soul


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


ON THE BALCONY, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
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, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Orphans; Foundlings


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


SENTIMENAL COLLOQUY, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
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, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
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, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And I have seen again the marvellous child - it seemed
Subject(s): Prayer; Sin; Sonnet (As Literary Form)


SPLEEN, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Around were all the roses red
Last Line: Of everything alas! Save thee.


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


STREETS, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let us dance!
Last Line: Let us dance!


SUR L'HERBE, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
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, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
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, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Music must be paramount
Last Line: And everything else is mere literature.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THE GOODLY SONG, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
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, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
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, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
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, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: With thy lost years?
Subject(s): Time; Mortality; God; Sky


THE SKY IS UP ABOVE THE ROOF, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography


THE SONG OF THE INGENUES, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We are the ingenues
Last Line: Of libertines.
Subject(s): Hearts; Ingenuity; Singing & Singers


THE SPELL, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
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, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: It is the exquisite hour
Subject(s): Moon; Time; Dreams


TOMB (OF PAUL VERLAINE), by STEPHANE MALLARME    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The dark rock angered to be blown by the blast
Last Line: A stream not very deep and calumniated death.
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets - French; Verlaine, Paul (1844-1896)


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


WOMAN AND CAT, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
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, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
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, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: High heels in a struggle with a long skirt
Last Line: That our souls forever hold their eager qualms.
Subject(s): Youth