His later life was chequered by drug and alcohol abuse, and he died in at the age of just Given his wayward reputation, entering into any kind of relationship with Paul Verlaine is not something which should be done without careful consideration. While the prologue contains the occasional awkwardness of a new romance, these early stages of acquaintance are short-lived.
Poems Under Saturn is framed by a prologue and epilogue which consider the role of the poet throughout the ages and place the collection in the context of an almost infinite history of versification.
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Pierces the lacework Of spires and towers, the silhouette of a Gothic Town dim in the gray distance. The poem tells the tale of three prisoners. Walking barefoot, two hundred twenty-five halberdiers, Their shining upright weapons at cross-purposes, With the lances of the rain, like the spikes of a portcullis. This enables an accurate yet inventive translation, and creates a pleasing sense of harmony for the bilingual reader.
The military twist which ends this melancholic snapshot harks back to the medieval massacre of the Chanson de Roland , highlighting the importance of the prologue as the foundation for the internal coherence of the collection. The prologue serves as a sort of roll call of poetic heroes, transporting the reader through time on an epic voyage from Greek mythology via medieval France to 19th-century Paris. Nature is tainted with a heady sense of the erotic, creating a rich and intoxicating effect:.
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