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Soles of Wind: Rimbaud's Lament (standard:poetry, 158 words)
Author: kendall thomas Added: Jan 18 2004Views/Reads: 1980/0Story 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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