[Milton-L] Poem of the Day: Destruction
arpi.mca at gmail.com
Wed Apr 9 12:04:09 EDT 2014
Omg!! What the hell?! So who's the Demon in this discission?
On Apr 9, 2014 7:17 AM, "cbartonphd1" <cbartonphd1 at verizon.net> wrote:
> In the context of the past few days' discussions, I find this apropos
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> Poem of the Day: Destruction<http://thepoetryfoundation.createsend1.com/t/r-l-xnltut-tltuwthtt-i/> by
> Charles Baudelaire
> At my side the Demon writhes forever,
> Swimming around me like impalpable air;
> As I breathe, he burns my lungs like fever
> And fills me with an eternal guilty desire.
> Knowing my love of Art, he snares my senses,
> Apearing in woman's most seductive forms,
> And, under the sneak's plausible pretenses,
> Lips grow accustomed to his lewd love-charms.
> He leads me thus, far from the sight of God,
> Panting and broken with fatigue into
> The wilderness of Ennui, deserted and broad,
> And into my bewildered eyes he throws
> Visions of festering wounds and filthy clothes,
> And all Destruction's bloody retinue.
> Charles Baudelaire
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