Lautréamont

By | 3 December 2008

Yonder in a grove surrounded with flowers
There is an insect nourished by men at their own expense.
O austere mathematics!
O lamp of silver, my eyes discern you in the air
Hear the thoughts of my childhood humans of the red rod:
I looked for a soul that could resemble mine and I could not find it.
The Seine is bearing away a human body.
See the mad woman dancing and vaguely recalling something.
Forever pursued by the image of mankind
It was a day in springtime.
A red lantern, vice's ensign, swung a foul corridor
A gibbet rose from the ground.
I am filthy. Lice gnaw me. Swine, when they see me, vomit.
It is a man or a stone or a tree about to begin

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