Paul Verlaine was born 30 March 1844, and died 8 January 1896
- The poet is a madman lost in adventure.
- A poem is really a kind of machine for producing the poetic state by means of words.
- The drawn-out sobs of autumn's violins wound my heart with a monotonous languor.
Verlaine was a French poet associated with the Symbolist movement. He is considered one of the greatest representatives of the fin de siècle in international and French poetry.
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