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Two Poems

Poetry Paul Verlaine
Translated from the French by Donald Revell

I can barely discern, / Through a murmur, / Erotic polyphony— / A diaphane, a daybreak.

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Paul Verlaine was an influential figure of the Symbolist Movement, and its later derivative, the Decadent Movement. He published over thirty collections of poetry. His works available in English include Poems Under Saturn (Princeton University Press), Selected

Poems (Oxford University Press), and One Hundred and One Poems (University of Chicago Press).


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