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Archie Shepp blase


Bien Loin D'ici


Here is the chamber consecrate,

Wherein this maiden delicate,

And enigmatically sedate,


Fans herself while the moments creep,

Upon her cushions half-asleep,

And hears the fountains plash and weep.


Dorothy's chamber undefiled.

The winds and waters sing afar

Their song of sighing strange and wild

To lull to sleep the petted child.


From head to foot with subtle care,

Slaves have perfumed her delicate skin

With odorous oils and benzoin.

And flowers faint in a corner there.


'Bien Loin D'ici' is reprinted from The Poems and Prose Poems of Charles Baudelaire. Ed. James Huneker. New York: Brentano's, 1919.

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Taken on January 23, 2011