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To inhale that sickly smell of ancient church, Insipid, yet sensual and inducing reeling faintness: Fragrant lilies, Christmas mangers with faded straw, Hesitant incense, that dies in the grey shadows; Golden wine evaporated from the flagon; waxen Candles, whose torment atones our sins; All mingled with many other scents: stale altar-cloths And wedding veils, garlanded with orange-flowers. And the ever present and enduring human smell Of the throng met here, of whom God alone knows the count, Copious tears of repentance and sweats of shame, The slow odor of the centuries, trailing forever .

And now, she is atrociously dead, Of a venomous elixir, distilled by destiny, Dead, as well, of a delirious desire, For the most absurd, scarlet kingdom. Her fibers have burst apart, Some evening, illuminated for joy, As she already felt its glory floating Above her head, like wild eagles. She is dead of impotence, Her ardor and will ground to sand, And it was she who took her life, Endlessly exhausted. Along the funereal ramparts, All along the iron factories, Where the hammers pound the light, She trails her way to burial.

From The Enclosed Lives During those hours of sad evening, when you wish you were dead, When the heart is desolate and so weary, the soul, How soothing to approach the mirror and gaze, Calm waters of the mirror, impossible to exhaust, Where you lose yourself, drifting from shore, in retreat . . Oh! to set out in the cooling water of the mirror, To perish, somewhat, as if in the water of twilight, Georges Rodenbach La Nuit souffre! Les réverbères en choeur Dardent leur flamme rouge et soufre Comme des ex–voto, Comme des Sacré-Coeur, Que le vent fait saigner avec ses froids couteaux.

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