Proust, Marcel - Collected Poems - Acrostic
Type of Spiritual Experience
The first letter of each line, read down, spells out the name of one of Proust’s friends, Bibesco (prince Antoine de Bibesco of Romania). “Acrostic” is an exercise in a poetic form—the acrostic.
We can sense the love Proust felt for Bibesco. Bibesco was 'straight'.
A description of the experience
Bathe in your gaze the Universe fraternal
Immerse beings, things, as your Desire goes
Brandish the mountains as one throws a rose
E’en your Godly gesture wounding a mortal
So your enchanted eyes will tint rose
Certainly he who modestly saw your future as seer
Oh keep for him at least a sweet souvenir.