Rimbaud, Arthur - Reality - always too troublesome for my exalted character
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Arthur Rimbaud – from Rimbaud Complete [translated by Wyatt Mason]
Reality -always too troublesome for my exalted character – I nonetheless found myself chez Madame, transformed into a big, blue-grey bird, soaring near the ceiling’s moldings, trailing my wings through evening showers. At the foot of the baldachino that held her beloved jewels and bodily charms, I became a giant bear with purple gums and thick, miserable fur, eyes fixed on the crystal and silver on the sideboard.
Shadows swam, a torrid aquarium. In the morning – pugnacious June dawn – I ran to the fields, an ass, braying and brandishing my grief, until Sabines from the suburbs threw themselves upon my breast.
The source of the experienceRimbaud, Arthur
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsCannabis and marijuana
Suppression of learning