Rimbaud, Arthur - This will be a materialistic future, you’ll see
Type of Spiritual Experience
Arthur Symons – The Symbolist Movement in Literature
This old gospel, …… has been quietly waiting until certain bankruptcies, the bankruptcy of Science, of the Positive Philosophies, should allow it full credit.
Considering the length even of time, it has not had an unreasonable space of waiting; and remember that it takes time but little into account. …..
Without confidence in themselves or in things, and led by Science, which is as if one were led by one's notebook, they demand a reasonable explanation of every mystery. Not finding that explanation, they reject the mystery; which is as if the fly on the wheel rejected the wheel because it was hidden from his eyes by the dust of its own raising.
A description of the experience
Arthur Rimbaud – from Rimbaud Complete [translated by Wyatt Mason]
This will be a materialistic future, you’ll see. ….. Poetry will no longer beat within action; it will be before it.
Poets like this will arrive! When woman will be freed from unending servitude, when she too will live for and by her self, man – so abominable up to now – having given her freedom, will see her become a poet as well! Women will discover the unknown! Will her world of ideas differ from ours? She will find strange, unfathomable, repugnant, delicious things; we will take them in, we will understand