Charles Baudelaire

(9 April 1821 – 31 August 1867 / Paris)

Au Lecteur Poem by Charles Baudelaire


La sottise, l'erreur, le péché, la lésine,
Occupent nos esprits et travaillent nos corps,
Et nous alimentons nos aimables remords,
Comme les mendiants nourrissent leur vermine.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003
Edited: Wednesday, May 25, 2011

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  • Rookie Jacob Clark (2/25/2012 11:05:00 AM)

    The full version of this poem is 10 stanzas. Why is only the first listed here? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ms Acras (8/11/2009 2:35:00 AM)

    Beautiful because it is Baudelaire, nonsensical to me for I know no french. (Report) Reply

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