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Barbaric (Barbare)
by Arthur Rimbaud (1872-75); translated by Helen Rootham (1938).

Long after the days and the seasons, long after the creatures and the countries

The pavilion of raw flesh was set up on the silk of the seas and the Arctic flowers (which are not).

There arose memories of the fanfares of old heroic days—which still attack our hearts and our heads—far from assassins of old.

Behold the pavilion of raw flesh set up on the silk of the seas and the Arctic flowers (which are not) Sweetness!

The braziers with their showers of hoar-frost. Oh, delight! Those fires with sudden gusts and showers of diamonds, thrown off by the heart of the world eternally carbonized for us—Oh, World!

(How far are we from those bygone haunts and flames that we hear and feel.)

The glowing fires and the foam on the waters! The music of the whirling of bottomless gulfs, and the clash of icebergs against the stars!

Oh! Delight, Oh World, Oh Music! And there, shapes, visions, hair and eyes, floating in the vast! And tears, white and hot! Oh, Delight!—and woman's voice reaching to the depths of arctic caves and volcanoes.

. . . The pavilion. . . .

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