Poetry

Five Prose Poems

Charles Baudelaire

Le miroir

Un homme épouvantable entre et se regarde dans la glace.

« Pourquoi vous regardez-vous au miroir, puisque vous ne pouvez
vous y voir qu’avec déplaisir?»

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Charles Baudelaire was a poet, essayist, art critic, and translator. Le Spleen de Paris, which includes the work translated here, was posthumously published one hundred and fifty years ago.
Originally published:
July 1, 2019

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