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Arthur Rimbaud

Arthur Rimbaud – Canzone della torre più alta / The song of the highest tower

Mikhail Nesterov, Elegy. Blind Musician, 1928 Idle Youth  by all things enslaved through sensitivity I’ve wasted my days. Ah! Let the moment come when hearts love as one. I told myself: wait and let no one see: and without the promise of true ecstasy. Let nothing delay this hiding away. I’ve been patient so long …

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Arthur Rimbaud – O stagioni, o castelli / O seasons, O chateaux

René Magritte, The castle of the Pyrenees, 1959 O seasons, O chateaux! Where is the flawless soul? The magic study I pursued, of happiness, none can elude. A health to it, each time  the Gallic cock makes rhyme. Ah! There’s nothing I desire, it’s possessed my life entire. That charm has taken heart and soul …

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