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Paul Verlaine
(1844-1896) born on
Mar 30
French poet. His lyrics are known for their musical tone and gracefulness, e.g., "Sagesse," 1881.
         
   
F
And everything else is just literature

R
Tears fall in my heart like the rain on the town.
A
Music before all else,
and for that choose the irregular,
which is vaguer and melts better into the air...
N
Take eloquence and wring its neck.
K
And here is my heart which beats only for you.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: [Et tout le reste est littérature]; "L'Art poétique," 36.
R: [Il pleure dans mon c ur/ Comme il pleut sur la ville] "Romances sans paroles," 3.
A: [De la musique avant toute chose,/ Et pour cela préfère l'Impair,/ Plus vague et plus soluble dans l'air]; "L'Art poétique," 1.
N: [Prends l'éloquence et tords-lui son cou!]; "L'Art poétique," 21.
K: "Romances sans Paroles."
   


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