Rimbaud, Arthur - This idol, black eyed and blonde topped, without parents or playground
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Arthur Rimbaud – from Rimbaud Complete [translated by Wyatt Mason]
This idol, black eyed and blonde topped, without parents or playground, and nobler than Fables, whether Aztec or Flemish; his domain of insolent blues and greens borders beaches named by shipless waves, names ferociously Greek, Slav, Celt.
At the edge of the forest – dream flowers chime, brighten to bursting – an orange lipped girl, cross legged in a flood of light soaking the fields, her nakedness shaded, crossed, and clothed by rainbows, blossoms, sea.
Ladies promenading on terraces by the sea; toddlers and giants, gorgeous black women garbed in grey moss green, jewels set just so into the rich ground of the groves, the unfrozen gardens – young mothers and elder sisters, faces flushed with pilgrimage, sultanas, princesses pacing in lordly gowns, girls from abroad, and sweetly melancholy souls.
The source of the experienceRimbaud, Arthur
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsCannabis and marijuana
Suppression of learning