20 September 2015

Paris 2015: Rimbaud's 'Le Bateau ivre', 6th arrondissement

On a wall in rue Férou, near Église Saint-Sulpice:

'ARTHUR RIMBAUD
1854 – CHARLEVILLE
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1891 – MARSEILLE
 
LE BATEAU IVRE'
 
'LE BATEAU
IVRE
ARTHUR RIMBAUD'

This is simply a note about the remarkable wall giving in full the content of 'Le Bateau ivre', one of Rimbaud's most famous poems, which he addressed to friends in 1871, at the age of seventeen, near Place Saint Sulpice.

The friends (as mentioned in a previous post, which is where I copied this image from) were the 'Vilains Bonhommes', and this plaque is on the corner of rue Bonaparte and rue du Vieux Colombier. The poem as it appears on the wall:





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