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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


ABOVE THE ROOF THE SKY IS FAIR, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Tell me, what have you done, you there, %with youth's best years?'


ACCOMPANYING A SKETCH, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Verlaine, paul - artist: felix regamey
Last Line: Digests his bacon slab and slice of cod


AFTER THREE YEARS, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Thrusting open the narrow door, leaving it to swing


ALLEGORY, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Despotic, heavy, colorless, the summer
Last Line: Extends its flowings and its flowings back... %wasps, here and there, are flying, yellow and black


ALLEGORY, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Despotic summer, heavy, colorless
Last Line: Black, yellow dragonflies dart here, dart there


ALLEGORY, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: A mountain summit - yellow, faint: and there
Last Line: Counterfeit as my very destiny?


AMONG THE TREES, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: From realms above... %the hour for love


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


AND GOD SAID TO ME: MY SON, YOU MUST LOVE ME. YOU SEE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: I sweated the sweat of your nighttimes, pitiable friend %whoseeks for me where I am?


ANGUISH, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Nature, thou movst me not at all, nor fields


ANOTHER DRINK SONG, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: When all is said and done, I win
Last Line: - yes, share (a little of) this fine schiedam divine!


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


ARS POETICA, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: First and foremost comes musical line
Last Line: And all the rest is literary


ARS POETICA, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Music first and foremost! In your verse
Last Line: All the rest is nothing more than writing


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


ARSEHOLE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: It is shy as a gathered eyelet
Last Line: I fed that famished mouth my ambergris
Subject(s): Erotic Love


ART OF POETRY, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Music before everything, and for that reason, prefer lines of an un-
Last Line: Smells of mint and thyme--and anything else in literature


ART OF POETRY, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Music before anything else, and for such composing
Last Line: Which always smells of thyme and of mint... %and all the rest is literature


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


AUTUMN SONG, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The long sobs of the autumn violins owund my heart with a melan-
Last Line: Bears me now here, now there, like a dead leaf


AUTUMN SONG, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The sobs long drawn %of the autumn %violins
Last Line: To this area %and that, like the %leaf that is dead


AUTUMN SONG, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Violins complain %of autumn again
Last Line: And I rise and go %like a dead leaf


AUTUMN SONG, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The autumn's throbbing %strings moan, sobbing
Last Line: Now here, now there - %aimless, lost


AWAKENING, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: It's back to poetry for me!
Last Line: It's back to poetry for me


BAD SLEEPER, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: He is a bad sleeper and it is a joy to me
Last Line: Am I hapy? Totus in benigo positus!
Subject(s): Homosexuality


BEAUTE DES FEMMES, LEUR FAIBLESSE, ET CES MAINS, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography


BEAUTIFUL FALSELIGHT GLEAMS ALL DAY, MY SOUL, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography


BEAUTY OF WOMEN, WEAKNESS, PALE SOFT SKIN, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: When death arrives, what lasts when we are gone?


BEFORE YOU DEPART, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: --quick, quick, for here comes %the golden sun.--


BLONDE? BROWN? WHICH IS YOUR HAIR?, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: My pleasure, serve my being's most treasured need!


BON CHEVALIER MASQUE QUI CHEVAUCHEEN SILENCE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography


BOURNEMOUTH, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Le long bois de sapins se tord jusqu'au rivage


BRIGHT IN THE EVENING'S GRAY AND PINKISH BLUR, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: You, who will soon be dying, over by %the window open on the greenery?


BRUSSELS, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The fleeting hills and slopes are pink and greenish, in a half-light of
Last Line: Side. The fields around--oh! Why is our love not nestled there!


BRUSSELS, MERRY-GO-ROUND, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Go round, go round, good merry-go-round
Last Line: Now the lover and his mistress depart. %go round to the joyful sound of the drums!


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


C'EST L'EXTASE LANGOUREUSE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: It is the ecstasy of languor
Last Line: Through this tepid evening, so low
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


CHANSON D'AUTOMNE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The long-drawn sighs


CHARLEROI, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The kobolds come! %grass, black. And deep
Last Line: The winds. They weep. %or so think some


CIRCUMSPECTION, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Give me your hand, hold still your breath, let's sit
Last Line: Nature, that fearsome god, ferocious, mute


CITY!' GAUDY CLUSTER OF WHITE STONES, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Harbors a soul, racked, weeping, rent in two


CLAIR DE LUNE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Your soul is a moonlit landscape fair
Subject(s): Moon


CLAIR DE LUNE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Your soul is a sealed garden, and there go
Last Line: And the slim fountains sob into the air %among the marble statues in the glade
Subject(s): Moon


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.


COLLOQUE SENTIMENTAL, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: In the old, desolate park, in frost
Last Line: Their talk only the night has caught


COLLOQUE SENTIMENTALE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: In the old park, solitary and vast


COLOMBINE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The foolish leander


COLOMBINE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The dimwitted leander, %the hood-headed cassander
Last Line: Her legion d'amour %of dupes?


CONFESSION, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: O my god, hou hast wounded me with love
Subject(s): Religion


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


CORTEGE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: An ape, in brocade jacket dressed
Last Line: Brash tribute that her pets are paying


COVERING THE LAND, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Blurring the terrain, snow haze gleams like sand


CRIMEN AMORIS (THE CRIME OF LOVE), by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: In a palace, silk and gold, in ecbatana
Last Line: Adores, expands in an ecstasy and beseeches %the merciful god who will keep us form evil


DAHLIA, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Hard-bosomed courtesan, magnificent
Last Line: Irksome, among the jasmines, who abhor you!


DEATH, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Our swords commands are silent now, expect
Last Line: Death that, in victory, sings its affirmation


DREAM, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: No! No more poetry! I'm through!
Last Line: For a reason: for tomorrow I'm %inheriting a sack of gold


DRINK SONG, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: A drunken sot, that's what I am!
Last Line: I can't go fetch a glass or two to treat you to


E'S FINCH, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Incredible: that pretty finch of e's
Last Line: You added this, as bright a mot as that: %'perhaps he'd have gone better on my hat!'
Subject(s): Love


ECOUTEZ LA CHANSON BIEN DOUCE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography


EN SOURDINE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Calm where the twilight leaves have stilled
Last Line: The delight of our despair
Subject(s): Love


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


EXCHANGE OF FEELINGS, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: In the old park, deserted in the frost
Last Line: So they walk on in the self-seeding grass %with only night to hear them as they pass
Subject(s): Love; Mourning


EXILE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: O sad, o sad my spirit was
Subject(s): Love


FALL SONG, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Low notes drawn long, %fall's fiddlesong
Last Line: Like a leaf %once alive


FALLING DUSK, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The rising moon glows red through fitful sleep
Last Line: Come, love, watch venus rise, for it is night


FALSE IMPRESSION, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Madam mouse trips by
Last Line: Up, you dawdler, you!


FAUN, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Antique clay faun


FAUN, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: An old terra-cotta faun laughs out
Last Line: Unto this hour whose fligt whirls to %the sound of the tambourins


FAUN, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: An ancient terra cotta faun %laughs on the green: sign, probably
Last Line: To this one hour, now spun and gone %midst tambourines' cacophony


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


FEMME ET CHATTE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: They were just playing, lady and cat
Last Line: Four dazzling points of phosphor gleamed
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


FEMME ET CHATTE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: O she was playing with her cat
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: 4, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: O sad, sad was my soul, alas
Last Line: We are divided or together
Subject(s): Love


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


FETES GALANTES: ROMANCES SANS PAROLE: 7, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The roses were all red
Last Line: And all but you, alas
Subject(s): Love


FOG!, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Our paris fog is dull; one might
Last Line: I worship her, and she loves me


FOR ARTHUR RIMBAUD, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Human, an angel, and a demon - or
Last Line: White feet, in triumph, poised on envy's head


FOR BIBI-PUREE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Curious bird, %bibi-puree
Last Line: Your paupery, your opulence?


FOR CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: I do not know you now, or like you, nor
Last Line: A simple death, eh? We, brothers in sin


FOR CLYMENE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Songs of the gondolier, %vague, wordless airs; my dear
Last Line: My tenuous heart, amen! %so be it then!


FOR EDMOND LEPELLETIER, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: My oldest friend, last of that score
Last Line: Heart; for won't we, too, join their number?


FOR GEORGES VERLAINE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: This book will reach you as, in bygone time
Last Line: Fear god, hate none, bear well your name that I, %in proper fashion, bore


FOR MADEMOISELLE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Rustic belle, indiscreet, %dark-corner debauchee
Last Line: I envy all those clods %who get to lie with you


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


GARDEN WAY, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair as a queen in mock-heroic days
Last Line: Sets off the sparkle in her pale blue eyes


GERMAIN NOUVEAU, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Ce fut a londres, ville ou l'anglaise domine


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


GREAT BLACK SOMNOLENCE FALLS OVER MY LIFE. SLEEP..., by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Bad--such a misfortune! I am a cradel rocked by a hand in the depths of %a vault. Silence, silence!


GREAT DARK DROWSINESS, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: A hand is rocking in %the pit of a burial vault: %be silent,be silent!


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


GREEN, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Here you have fruits and flowers and boughs with leaves
Last Line: In a brief sleep, since you too are at rest


GREEN, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Here are some fruits, some flowers, some branches and
Last Line: Let it calm down from the good tempest, %and let me sleep a little since you are resting


GREEN, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Here, take these boughs, leaves, fruits, and flowers. And take
Last Line: Me sleep a little, even as you rest


HEDGES BILLOW LIKE THE SEA'S, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Up, up, into the milk-white sky


HOPE SHINES LIKE A BLADE OF STRAW IN THE CATTLE STABLE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Hope shines like a pebble in a pit. Ah, when %will the roses of september flower again?


HOPE SHINES LIKE A WISP OF STRAW IN THE STABLE. WHAT DO..., by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Hope shines like a stone in a hole on the road. Ah, hwen will the sep- %tember roses flower again!


HOPE SHINES SMALL, A SPLINTER OF STRAW IN THE STABLE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography


HORN'S SOUND IN THE WOOD SOBS DOLEFULLY, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Spreads, lanquid, its caress over the land


HOUR OF THE SHEPHERD, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The moon hanging red on the fog


HUNTING HORN GRIEVES TOWARDS THE FOREST WITH, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: For such sweetness on this monotonous evening dwells %in which a sluggish landscape coddles itself


I DREAMED OF YOU LAST NIGHT; AND YOU, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: But more our festive lustfulness!


I KNOW NOT WHY, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: On restless, frantic pinions
Subject(s): Soul


I USED TO WANDER AIMLESSLY, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Joined us as one in joyousness


I'M POORER THAN I'VE EVER BEEN, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: My very senses lie in thrall %to your command?


I'VE HAD NO LUCK WITH WOMEN, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: You love me, don't you? And I love you


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 MARY'S HUMBLE EAR, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: His every wish and whim: %and that's enough for him


IN MUTED TONE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Gently, let us steep our love
Last Line: Our despair will, solemn, sing


IN MY HEART THERE IS WEEPING, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Without love or hate to explain %my heart feels so much pain!


IN THAT CAFE CROWDED WITH FOOLS WE STOOD, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Under the table jetted great white sneezes


IN THE ENDLESS ENNUI, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Of the meadowland %snow falling unsteadily %glistens like sand


IN THE INTERMINABLE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography


IN THE STYLE OF PAUL VERLAINE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: It's the moonlight's fault if I put on
Last Line: Not without its pains, injected me


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


INNOCENCE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: High heels and trailing skirts confront strong winds
Last Line: We thought our very being throbbed with love


INNOCENT BOYS, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: High heels caught in a swirl of lace


INNOCENTS WE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Their long skirts and high heels battled away
Last Line: Lies that still set our souls trembling with awe


IT'S THANKS TO YOU I SEE HOW I, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Drawn by a double magnet toward %the devil...Or whatever


IT'S THE LANGUOROUS ECSTASY, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Love, this balmy eventide, %in a humble, soft refrain


KALEIDOSCOPE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: On a street in the heart of a dream city, it will be just as if one had
Last Line: The shimmering sound of a bee in flight


KALEIDOSCOPE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: On a street, in the heart of a dream city
Last Line: In the summer's grass, to the moire noise of the flight of a bee


L'ALLEE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Strawberry juice cheeks and dusted eyes (something


LA MER DE BOURNEMOUTH, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: La me est plus belle


LA PROMENADE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The sky so pale, and the trees, such frail things
Last Line: With a shy pity pouting in the mouth


LAME SONNET, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah, it's really sad, ah, really it's ending too badly. It shouldn't be
Last Line: Ending too badly, it's sad. O the fire from heaven on this city from the %bible!


LANE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Face painted, powdered, as in olden days'
Last Line: The slightly daft flamboyance of her glances


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


LANGUOR, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: I am the empire at the end of the decadence, watching the tall white
Last Line: Lascivious slave hwo neglects me, nothing but a weariness of heaven knows-what afflicting me


LANGUOR, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: I am the empire at the end of its decadence


LANGUOR, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: I am the empire as the decadence
Last Line: Only a vague ennui's dim, obscure anguish


LANGUOR, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: I am the empire at the end of decadence
Last Line: As rest from ennui, an empty spirit's play


LAST 'FETE GALANTE', by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Once and for all, enough! Let's bid adieu
Last Line: With howl and hoot, for sodom and gomorrah


LAST HOPE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Beside a humble stone, a tree
Last Line: Will your love keep my memory fresh?


LAST STANZA, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Belgium, whom I owe my harsh leisure to
Last Line: Open your stolid prison: let me be!


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


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


LIGHT OF THE MOON, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Your soul is a rare landscape
Last Line: And jets of water weep with joy, %thin jets of water among marble statues


LIKE CITY'S RAIN, MY HEART, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: As simply not to know %why my heart suffers so


LIMBO, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Queen imagination - she %of the outspread wings: her gown
Last Line: Now queen madgination reigns %solitary in her glory


LISTEN TO THE GENTLE SONG, WHICH WEEPS ONLY TO PLEASE..., by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Message is clear. Listen to the wise song


LOINS, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Last night two women came to me, a pair
Last Line: Astonished at my utter apathy


LONDRES, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Un dimanche d'ete quand le soleil s'en mele


LOVE CAST DOWN, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The wind, one night, laid cupid's statue low
Last Line: Flitting above love's bower-blown remains


LOVE OVERTURNED, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The rude wind the other night cast down poor love


LOVER'S HOUR, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Behind a film of mist the moon is red
Last Line: White venus now comes out, and it is night


LOVER, WHEN YOU LOOK FOR LICE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: I'll come out the winner!


LOVERS' CHAT, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: In the drear park, beneath a chill, bleak sky
Last Line: And night alone heard what they had to say


LUST, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Flesh, sole fruit tasted of earthly orchards, bitter and sweet fruit that
Last Line: Overcome the dreamer, a holy hour or not, what does it matter to your %ecstasy, love and flesh?
Subject(s): Lust


MANDOLIN, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The serenaders and %the beautiful listeners bandy
Last Line: Of a moon that is pink and gray, %and the mandolin chatters away %amid the shivers of the breeze


MANDOLIN, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: There, beneath the echoing trees
Last Line: Twangs the breezes with its tune


MANDOLINS, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The strolling minstrels sing
Last Line: Strum half-remembered tunes


MON REVE FAMILIER, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Je fais souvent ce reve etrange et penetrant


MOON SHINES WHITE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Made iridescent %by the star... %it's the exquisite hour


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


MOONLIGHT, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Your soil is a chosen landscape
Last Line: The great, slim fountains between the statues


MOONLIGHT, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Your soul is a selected landscape that maskers
Last Line: And the fountains weep with ecstasy, %the great svelte fountains amid the marble statues


MOONLIGHT, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Your soul is like a landscape fantasy
Last Line: Slender jet-fountains - sob their ecstasies


MORNING STAR, BEFORE YOU PALE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: See? The golden sun comes peeping!


MY APOLOGY, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: I am a strange man, just a criminal
Last Line: But, lord, keep me from the foolishness of pride


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


MY FAMILIAR DREAM, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: I often have this strange and penetrating dream
Last Line: For her voice, distant, and calm, and grave, she has %the inflection of beloved voices that have bec


MY FAMILIAR DREAM, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: I often have a strange and penetrating dream
Last Line: The inflection of dear voices that have become silent


MY FAMILIAR DREAM, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Often I dream this poignant fantasy
Last Line: The music of dear voices heard no more


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 DIALOGUE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: My god said: 'love me, son! Dost thou not see'
Subject(s): Love


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


MYSTICAL EVENING TWILIGHT, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Memory, with the twilight's dusky light
Last 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


NEVERMORE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Memory, memory, what do you want from me?
Last Line: What a charming murmur there rustling slips %the first yes that issues from beloved lips


NEVERMORE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Memory, memory, what do you want from me?
Last Line: The first yes that issued from those beloved lips


NEVERMORE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, my poor heart, come, old friend true and tried
Last Line: #name?


NIGHT SCENE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Night, rain, spires, empty-windowed turrets, jutting
Last Line: Glistening athwart the javelins of the rain


NIGHT SCENE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Night. Rain. Spires, empty-windowed turrets, jutting
Last Line: Glistening athwart the javelins of the rain


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


ODE: TO MY LOVERS, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: My lovers %(simple chaps)
Last Line: And make a feast of shit and cum, of ass and thighs!
Subject(s): Homosexuality


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 A COPY OF LES FLEURS DU MAL, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: These poems, strange, are, to my mind
Last Line: If he could speak the angels' tongue


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


ON THE GRASS, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Marquis, your wig is crooked.' 'mine?'
Last Line: Good evening, moon!...' 'fa, mi, re, do...'


OTHER, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The jail yard: marigolds, like woes
Last Line: In peace a-plenty, %relishing our %dolce far niente


PANTOMIME, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Pierrot - no swain clitander, he
Last Line: And voices whispering in her heart


PARISIAN SKETCH, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Lacquering moon


PARSIFAL, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Parsifal has vanquished the maidens, their sweet chatter and amusing
Last Line: Glory and symbol, in which the real blood shines--and, oh those boys' %voices singing in the dome!


PARSIFAL, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Parsifal has overcome the lemans
Last Line: The chalice in which glows the real blood, %-oh, all that children's singing from the minister!


PAUL VERLAINE AT THE GRAVE OF LUCIEN LETINOIS, by BIN RAMKE               
First Line: What does the world with its lung of ocean breathe
Last Line: He could not buy his bones
Subject(s): Alienation (social Psychology); Dissenters; Exiles; Marginality, Social


PAUL VERLAINE IN LINCOLNSHIRE, by JOHN MATTHIAS               
First Line: For a while he had that famous friendship
Last Line: Acted on his conscience %like a rudder


PAUL VERLAINE VISITS LENIN'S PARK IN HAVANA, CUBA, by VIRGIL SUAREZ                Poet's Biography
First Line: O great poet, if only your longing could conjure
Last Line: Pomp and show. Indigo colors your dying days


PAYSAGE EN LINCOLNSHIRE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: L'echelonnement des haies


PEACEFUL EYES MY ONLY WEALTH, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Orphans; Foundlings


PENNY PICTURES, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: From all sweet sorrows I put together my magic! Paul, with red
Last Line: Credit is in charge of ticket sales. Step right up!


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


PENSIONNAIRES, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The one was fifteen years old, the other sixteen
Last Line: And blushingly, smiled innocently
Subject(s): Homosexuality


PIANO THAT A FRAIL HAND KISSES GLEAMS, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: That towards the slightly opened window will die %above the little garden by and by?


PIERROT, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: No more the old song's moonlight dreamer he
Last Line: That sharp-nosed near-death mask, so ghastly, grim


PROLOGUE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Dim-lit, those visions born of night
Last Line: Unto the heavens' blue-arching span


PUPPETS, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Polichinelle and his colleague
Last Line: The longings of a heart distressed


PUPPETS, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Scaramouche and pulchinella
Last Line: Singing dull songs with loud distress


QUATRAIN, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: With neither joy nor penitence
Last Line: Comes from a grinning skeleton


RECOLLECTION OF MANCHESTER, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: A glimpse of salford, just a corner, was
Last Line: My utter reverence for shakekspeare's verse


REFLECTIONS IN THE FOGBOUND RIVULET, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Your drowned hopes, wailful, weep their grief!


RESIGNATION, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Tout enfant, j'allais revant ko-hinnor


RESIGNATION, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Sleep, darksome, deep


SAILING, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The evening star flickers and glints
Last Line: Over the water, dreaming, dark


SAINT SET IN HER STAINED-GLASS GLOW, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: That carolingian name she bears


SEASCAPE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The moon, in mourning, eyes
Last Line: Roars with its mighty thunder


SEASHELLS, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Each seashell in the walls where we
Last Line: But one there was that fired my blood


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


SENTIMENAL COLLOQUY, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: In the old, lonely park all white with frost
Subject(s): Love


SENTIMENTAL COLLOQUY, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: In the ancient park, solitary and vast
Last Line: And only the night heard the words they said


SENTIMENTAL COLLOQUY, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: In the deserted old park now frozen fast
Last Line: In the wild oatsthus their steps they led, %and night alone heard the words they said


SENTIMENTAL CONVERSATION, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: In a lonely, frozen park
Subject(s): Supernatural


SENTIMENTAL STROLL, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The sunset darted low its splendorous rays
Last Line: Great lilies, lying tranquil, on the pond


SHEPHERD'S HOUR, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The rising moon shines reddish through the mist
Last Line: White, venus sallies forth, and it is night


SKELETON, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Two boisterous ruffians, a besotted pair
Last Line: Know with a gesture that they're free to go!


SKY IS, ABOVE THE ROOF, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Tell, what have you done, you there, %with your youthful years?


SO SAD MY HEART, SO SAD IT WAS, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: She lets us flee...But not forget.'


SONG FOR THE LADIES, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: They tell me you're a blonde; they say
Last Line: Them on my breast), and everywhere


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)


SONNET, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: And I have seen again the marvellous child - it seemed
Last Line: Beautiful little hands, hands that will close our eyes
Subject(s): Mourning


SONNET BOITEUX, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah! Vraiment c'est triste, ah! Vraiment ca finit trop mal


SONNET TO WEEP OVER, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Magistrate more than insolent
Last Line: Your weight, your gait...Or how I hate you!


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


SPLEEN, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The roses were the reddest red
Last Line: To everything, alas, but you


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


SPRING, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Tender, the young auburn woman
Last Line: The beautiful pillow that slips so %and the wild sheets. O to your bed!
Subject(s): Homosexuality


SPRING, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The woman, young, red-haired of head
Last Line: As dawn's rays the blue heavens do.'


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


STREETS, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Let's dance the jig! %I loved above all her pretty eyes
Last Line: And that's the best of my possessions. %let's dance the jig!


STREETS: 1, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Let's dance a jig! %I loved above all else her eyes
Last Line: Of all my wealth, most precious these. %let's dance a jig!


STREETS: 2, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Strange river, sprung from who knows where!
Last Line: The black and yellow bungalows


STROLLING, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The sky so pale, the trees so spindly, bare
Last Line: Purse in a coy and all-forgiving pout


SUMMER, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: And this, the maiden's hushed reply
Last Line: Blood-red, blows on the slow night air.'


SUNSET, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: A feeble blade


SUNSETS, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Dim-dawning glow %of breaking morn
Last Line: Sunsets a-stroll %astride the sea


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


TANTALIZED, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The prison wing that I am quartered in
Last Line: O trains that can go rolling, rolling free!


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


TEARS FALL IN MY HEART, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: My heart has such pain!
Subject(s): Grief


TEARS FALL IN MY HEART, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Why my grief is so great
Subject(s): Grief


THAT FIRM-FLESHED BELLY THAT HAS NEVER BORNE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: #name?


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


THERE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Angels! Seul coin luisant dans ce londres du soir


THOUSANDS AND THREE, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: My lovers do not belong to the two rich classes
Last Line: Passions of the present, future that grows and unites %cherished ones without number and never enoug
Subject(s): Homosexuality


THREE YEARS AFTER, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: I pushed the gate that swung to silently
Subject(s): Gardens And Gardening


TIME FOR LOVERS, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The moon upon the hazy horizon is red
Last Line: And the zenith fills with muted lights. %white, venus emerges, and it is night


TO HORATIO, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: My friend, it's no more feathers and guitars
Last Line: For once tomorrow cannot be put off!


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)


TOMB OF PAUL VERLAINE, by FRANCIS GOLFFING               
First Line: The outraged boulder which the north wind rolled
Subject(s): Verlaine, Paul (1844-1896)


TRUE, WE DON'T KNOW WHEN TO QUIT, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Let's love simply - no designs - %wench mine!


TURN, TURN, GOOD WOODEN HORSES, TURN A HUNDRED TIMES..., by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: The church rings a sad knell. %turn to the joyous sound of the drums!


UTTERLY SMALL, UTTERLY LOVELY, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography


VAST, BLACK LETHARGY, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: A hand rocks me to sleep: %no sound, no sound!


VERSES TO BE SLANDERED, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: This evening I bent over you in your sleep. Your whole body slept
Last Line: Laugh. Quick, wake up! Tell me, is the soul immortal?


WALCOURT, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Bricks, tiles...How sweet %such cozy cover
Last Line: What pleasures rare, %my wandering jews!


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


WHEN WE GO - IF I SEE HER YET AGAIN, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: God will be there to work the waking


WHITE MOON SHINES IN THE WOODS; FROM EACH BOUGH..., by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Firmament in which the star glimmers--it is the exquisite hour


WIND IN THE WOOD, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: It is the sigh of languid bliss
Subject(s): Love


WIND WHIPS THROUGH THE BUSHES, GREEN, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: My soul, trust in his glorydom!


WINTER DREAM, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: During winter we will ride in a little red carriage
Last Line: What a marvelous ride!


WITH MUTED STRINGS, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Calm in the twilight that %the high branches make above
Last Line: Falls from the black oaks, voice fo our hopelessness, %the nightingale will sing


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)


WOMAN AND CAT, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: They were just playing, lady and cat
Last Line: Four dazzling points of phosphor gleamed
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


WOMAN AND CAT, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: It was a joy to watch as she
Last Line: Gleaming four orbs of phosphorescence


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


WOMEN'S LOVELINESS, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Woman's loveliness, their frailty, and those pale hands


WOMEN'S LOVELINESS, by PAUL VERLAINE                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): Love


YES, DESPITE YOUR CRUEL EXCESS, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: That false air I relish, quite, %love me for my artlessness


YOU BELIEVE IN SUPERSTITIONS, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: That, by everything, I vow %that you are all I live for now


YOU'VE OFTEN BEEN UNKIND, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Bound to love me a bit, %the way we love a toy


YOUNG FOOLS, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
First Line: High-heels were struggling with a full-length dress
Last Line: That ever since our stunned soul has been trembling


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


YOUR VOICE WAS DEEP AND LOW, by PAUL VERLAINE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Appears asleep, but lies %in quiet contemplation