Français : Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891) en 1872....

Français : Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891) en 1872. Photographie conservée à la Bnf. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

‘Morality is the weakness of the mind’ Arthur Rimbaud

A worthy gift for gods
Too drunk on their immortality
A tribute as a delicacy
Of all of man’s fragility
Dishonour of morality
The weakness of the world

I lay this at their feet
Divine their deep perversity
Indolent depravity
By far their sense of gravity
Is lost within the pit of me
The weakness of my soul

My ethics bound and broken
This shroud of dark finality
They laugh before the gall of me
To think from consequence I’m free
That evil could be liberty
The weakness of my mind

© Helen Valentina 2013 All Rights Reserved

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16 Responses to Morality

  1. ioniamartin says:

    “Divine their deep perversity
    Indolent depravity”

    That is such an awesome choice of words!

  2. Some powerful imagery Helen i like the final stanza, ‘that evil would be my liberty’….well done.

  3. Adam Hughes says:

    Beautiful Words 🙂

  4. Skye says:

    Wonderful, Dear Sis. Simply wonderful!! 🙂 xxxx

  5. I love Rimbaud as you know!

  6. Woah – a wordsmith indeed powerful language used there Helen 🙂

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