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Les Fleurs du Mal from Charles Baudelaire

Invitation to the Voyage (L'Invitation au Voyage)

Think, would it not be
Sweet to live with me
All alone, my child, my love? —
Sleep together, share
All things, in that fair
Country you remind me of?
Charming in the dawn
There, the half-withdrawn
Drenched, mysterious sun appears
In the curdled skies,
Treacherous as your eyes
Shining from behind their tears.

There, restraint and order bless
Luxury and voluptuousness.

We should have a room
Never out of bloom:
Tables polished by the palm
Of the vanished hours

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poem by Charles Baudelaire from Les Fleurs du Mal (1857), translated by Edna Saint Vincent MillayReport problemRelated quotes
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Invitation for a Voyage (L'Invation au Voyage)

My sisterchild, my dear!
Imagine going there
Gently to live together, just us two,
To love and think not why
To love and live and die
Together in the land that is like you.
The soaking suns that rise
Through those cloud-raveled skies
Will move me with the selfsame mystery
And witchery that lie
Within each traitor eye
That shines out through your tears to look at me.

There, there is but beauty, measure,
Luxury, repose and pleasure

A furniture that bears
The polish of the years
Will be the decoration of our chamber,
The very rarest blooms

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poem by Charles Baudelaire from Les Fleurs du Mal (1857), translated by A.Z. ForemanReport problemRelated quotes
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