The Poets

April 11, 2011

Flowers of Evil

Charles Baudelaire (whose birth date was just two days ago), said to be one of the more influential poets of the French symbolist movement, is to me one of the best poets coming out of France.

The Flowers of Evil is one of the most enjoyable reads: odious, mysterious, audacious poems fill that volume, and I highly, highly recommend this book to anyone who might have a flavor for darker (albeit, talented) poets. Baudelaire IS that poet.


PJ said...

I haven't read it yet, I have told myself to do it for the last six months but... I don't know, schools in my way. I will read it soon though, have read some parts and I like it (and I love darkness)

PJ said...

(answer): Wow, well, what shall I say... I can't really say "thank you", because my writing is my thougts and if I say "thank you" it feels like I say "yes, my thoughts are better then others" when they ain't, everybody have the same value. But, I'm happy you like it - I love the poems I have read from you, too.

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