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    A flat black bug, that is London.
    — Paul Verlaine
    tags: black 
     
    I like this word decadent; all shimmering and purple and gold.
    — Paul Verlaine
    A vast black sleep falls over my life sleep, all hope sleep, all desire.
    — Paul Verlaine
    tags: desires  sleep  hope  black 
     
    London, black as crows and noisy as ducks, prudish with all the vices in evidence, everlastingly drunk, in spite of ridiculous laws about drunkenness, immense, though it is really basically only a collection of scandal-mongering boroughs, vying with each other, ugly and dull, without any monuments except interminable docks.
    — Paul Verlaine
    tags: law  black 
     
    Sap which mounts, and flowers which thrust,Your childhood is a bower:Let my fingers wander in the mossWhere glows the rosebud Let me among the clean grassesDrink the drops of dewWhich sprinkle the tender flower
    — Paul Verlaine
    tags: flowers  childhood 
     
    Prends l'e loquence et tords-lui son cou! Take eloquence and break its neck!
    — Paul Verlaine
    tags: son 
     
    A poem is really a kind of machine for producing the poetic state by means of words.
    — Paul Verlaine
    tags: poem  machine 
     
    Take eloquence and wring its neck.
    — Paul Verlaine
    Tears fall in my heart As tears fall on the town.
    — Paul Verlaine
    tags: heart  tears 
     
    La musique avant toute chose.
    — Paul Verlaine
    The poet is a madman lost in adventure.
    — Paul Verlaine
    tags: adventure  lost  poet 
     
    Here are fruits, flowers, leaves and branches, and here is my heart which beats only for you.
    — Paul Verlaine
    tags: heart  flowers 
     
    Music before all else,and for that choose the irregular,which is vaguer and melts better into the air.
    — Paul Verlaine
    tags: music 
     
    I am the Empire at the end of the decadence.
    — Paul Verlaine
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