Charles Baudelaire Comments (7)

Baudelaire's great talent I suppose was distilling sour grapes into eloquence.
'' Who among us has not dreamt, in moments of ambition, of the miracle of a poetic prose, musical without rhythm and rhyme, supple and staccato enough to adapt to the lyrical stirrings of the soul, the undulations of dreams, and sudden leaps of consciousness. This obsessive idea is above all a child of giant cities, of the intersecting of their myriad relations. '' (from:  Dedication of 'Le Spleen de Paris' * * also known as 'Paris Spleen' or 'Petits Poèmes en prose'
'' Who among us has not dreamt, in moments of ambition, of the miracle of a poetic prose, musical without rhythm and rhyme, supple and staccato enough to adapt to the lyrical stirrings of the soul, the undulations of dreams, and sudden leaps of consciousness. This obsessive idea is above all a child of giant cities, of the intersecting of their myriad relations. '' (from:  Dedication of 'Le Spleen de Paris' * * also known as 'Paris Spleen' or 'Petits Poèmes en prose'
His poems tread on the catchy-ness of his phrases. Love it.
Ah, Baudelaire. The forefather of modern poetry, and also of the French Symbolism. He had a unique style, his poems were flawless and beautiful. And he's one of my favorite poets ever, :)
Why no 'Le Balcon'? A bella poesia.
This is one of those cool poems. It makes you think. Personally I love Baudelaire. He has a beautiful rythem and sound that enchants me and inspires me.