Saturday, June 16, 2007

Je ne puis plus, baigné de vos langueurs, ô lames,
Enlever leur sillage aux porteurs de cotons,
Ni traverser l'orgueil des drapeaux et des flammes,
Ni nager sous les yeux horribles des pontons.

Le bateau ivre, Arthur Rimbaud

I can no more, bathed in your langours, O waves,
Sail in the wake of the carriers of cottons,
Nor undergo the pride of the flags and pennants,
Nor pull past the horrible eyes of the hulks.

The Drunken Boat, Arthur Rimbaud

3 comments:

alek said...

great photo, i love the lines of boats that are grounded, and this one is particularly beautiful.

Lindsay said...

j'adore le poeme. la photographie est tres jolie!

Judy said...

Wonderful poto love the sepia tones.