Justin Vicari: Encounters with Rimbaud

Very inspiring encounter with Rimbaud.

Vox Populi

Golden Age 

 One of those always
 angelic voices
 — it echoes in both ears, —
 cuts through my haze:
 

 this rhizome
 of a thousand questions
 leads nowhere
 but drinking, madness;
 

 embrace this tower,
 so pleasant, so simple:
 it’s only wave, flora,
 and it’s your family!
 

 Then she starts singing. O!
 so pleasant, so simple,
 visible to the naked eye …
 — I sing with her, —
 

 embrace this tower,
 so pleasant, so simple:
 it’s only wave, flora,
 and it’s your family! … etcetera …
 

 Then, one voice
 — it isn’t angelic? — echoes around me, putting matters clear; and suddenly sings, my breathsister: with German tone yet passionate, round: the world is vicious if this even shocks us. See the unexplained disaster let it burn O pretty chateau how bright your life From what Era are you, princely character of our wondrous brother? etcetera … I too am singing: multiple…

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