poetry critical

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Random Poem:

Baudelaire
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Teach me, Baudelaire,
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the voice with which you write
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your pious poems.
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O, how the language rings!
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It saunters in my mind,
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a dinner bell echoing through
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corridors and cappilaries.
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"Bring two of each,"
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God advises me.
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"Gather them from forests decadent.
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From lands distant as your lover's hair."
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Naked like Adam, cougars drowned
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in the rapture of rain.
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Peacocks were submerged,
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as the sea filled the sky.
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Preserved are the glimmering pleasures
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of your voice, Baudelaire.
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Those eternal words!
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They drift in the empty arc
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and float over the barren graves
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of a dead world,
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illuminated by your pen.
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