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 Sick Muse (La Muse malade)
by Charles Baudelaire (1857); translated by Cyril Scott (1909).

Alas — my poor Muse — what aileth thee now?
Thine eyes are bedimmed with the visions of Night,
And silent and cold I perceive on thy brow
In their turns — Despair and Madness alight.

A succubus green, or a hobgoblin red,
Has it poured o'er thee Horror and Love from its urn?
Or the Nightmare with masterful bearing hath led
Thee to drown in the depths of some magic Minturne?

I wish, as the health-giving fragrance I cull,
That thy breast with strong thoughts could for ever be full,
And that rhymthmic'ly flowing — thy Christian blood

Could resemble the olden-time metrical-flood,
Where each in his turn reigned the father of Rhymes
Phoebus — and Pan, lord of Harvest-times.

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:LaMusemalade: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.