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With Arthur Rimbaud at the Chamber of Commerce

French poet Arthur Rimbaud wrote most of his well-known works as a teenager, then abandoned poetry for a mercantile career.

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Rimbaud

It’s 11:45 and I’m standing outside Rimbaud’s Hardware, waiting for my friend Art to break away so we can head over to the Chamber of Commerce lunch at the Bothwell Hotel.  1,683 more words

Humor

La Vénus Palestinienne

ALCHIMIE, HALLUCINATION, APORIE…

Un texte poétique peut-il être évoqué dans une performance ou art action?

Les artistes peuvent-ils corporellement habiter les images de ce texte, la couleur et la musique des mots sans réciter ceux-ci directement? 180 more words

Apology for the liberal arts

I was a French major in college. I am not good at languages, but I wanted to be part of Davidson College’s second Junior-Year Abroad group. 340 more words

The Dead Comics and Poets Society

Last week, my writer friend Jim Walsh wrote a tribute to Robin Williams for The Southwest Journal (you can find the link below). In it, he writes that it is thanks to the movie… 849 more words

Arthur Rimbaud

One Sum

Long ago,

when I stood the world was my stage,

lyrics were the sounds of hearts beating ever raised,

like trumpets from angels in an assumption with gumption, 77 more words

Poetry

A Favourite Poem #3

Sensation

On the blue summer evenings, I shall go down the paths,
Getting pricked by the corn, crushing the short grass:
In a dream I shall feel its coolness on my feet. 50 more words

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