Poetic Space ||| About |||| Guestbook |||| Etherealism Literary Journal |||| Library ||| The Poet as Flourishing
Forums ||| Chat Rooms ||| The Wanderlust Poets Society ||| Links ||| Contact ||| Stores
Charles Baudelaire
Poetry ||| Letters |||| Portraits |||| Biography |||| Astrology Chart |||| Books ||| Links

The Living Torch (Le Flambeau vivant)
by Charles Baudelaire (1857); translated by Cyril Scott (1909).

They stand before me now, those eyes that shine,
No doubt inspired by an Angel wise;
They stand, those God-like brothers that are mine,
And pour their diamond fires in mine eyes.

From all transgressions, from all snares, they save,
Towards the Path of Joy they guide my ways;
They are my servants, and I am their slave;
And all my soul, this living torch obeys.

Ye charming Eyes — ye have those mystic beams,
Of candles, burning in full day; the sun
Awakes, yet kills not their fantastic gleams:

Ye sing the Awak'ning, they the dark oblivion;
The Awak'ning of my spirit ye proclaim,
O stars — no sun can ever kill your flame!

PAGE 3 OF 3.

• • • • •Dearest Décadent, to read the first page of this series,
kindly click on the link at the very bottom of this page.
• • • • •

• • • •To read poems by Other Horrible Workers (poets
in today's day and age), kindly click HERE.
• • • •

Bookmark and Share

Information for How to Cite this Webpage:

AUTHOR: Charles Baudelaire (1857); translated by Cyril Scott (1909).
TITLE OF WEBPAGE: PoeticSpace:Baudelaire:Poems:LeFlambeauvivant:Page3
TITLE OF WEBSITE: Poetic SpacePUBLISHER: Lannie Brockstein

• • •Websites that provide examples or that generate citation for essays
in the styles of AMA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, and more:
Study Guides and Strategies
Son of Citation Machinewikihow: How to Cite a Website• • •

• • •Permanently archive this page as it appears to you today,
for future academic reference, with WebCite.
• • •

• • • • • To read the first page of this series, please click HERE.• • • • •
• • • • •To return to the previous Table of Contents page, please click HERE.• • • • •
• • • •You are invited to discuss Charles Baudelaire in our FORUMS!• • • •

Bookmark and Share

Poetic Space

All Rights Reserved.