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Soles of Wind: Rimbaud's Lament (standard:poetry, 158 words)
Author: kendall thomas Added: Jan 18 2004Views/Reads: 1899/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Poem about the poet Rimbaud.
 



~ Soles of Wind:  Rimbaud's Lament ~ 

by Will 

Had I a better beginning 

my ending would have been grander. 

Something to write down on pages of gold. 

. 

My youth I foolishly took, 

in my pride, as myth and fable 

believing all the lies. 

I acclaimed all visions thinking it wise; 

forsook all learning for great adventure; 

and sought mountains of gold in abysmal places. 

I listened to the heretic's song 

while pursuing idle pleasures and 

whiled away my youth seeking the absolute, 

the burning center of the heart, 

exploring all the hidden crevices of desire. 

. 

Blinded by a cruel beauty that led me unaware 

to the emptiness behind all lustrous eyes, 

I foolishly grabbed handfuls of dust in return for 

illusive love. 

. 

And in the end 

no profit was earned on what was spent. 

As well off my life a begger been, 

for this lament and a cool tomb are the sum of it. 


   


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