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Poems of Paul Verlaine

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Author: Paul Verlaine
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,361 / 31 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,078
Added to site: 2005.07.06
mnybks.net#: 10834
Genre: Poetry

translated by Gertrude Hall Brownell

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llow carriage-light
Blurs all to the half-shut eye.

Slowly turns the gold to red
O'er the humble darkening vales;
Little trees that flatly spread,
Where some feeble birdling wails.

Scarcely sad, so mild and fair
This enfolding Autumn seems;
All my moody languor dreams,
Cradled by the gentle air.

Birds in the Night

I
You were not over-patient with me, dear;

This want of patience one must rightly rate:
You are so young! Youth ever was severe

And variable and inconsiderate!

You had not all the needful kindness, no;

Nor should one be amazed, unhappily:
You're very young, cold sister mine, and so

'Tis natural you should unfeeling be!

Behold me therefore ready to forgive;

Not gay, of course! but doing what I can
To bear up bravely,--deeply though I grieve

To be, through you, the most unhappy man.

II
But you will own that I was in the right

When in my

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