Saturday, 28 August 2010

Paris and i ~ 'Lust In Pieces'

iPhone Photo Chronicles
~ Lust In Pieces ~

Lust In Pieces, originally uploaded by Paris Set Me Free.

"Souviens-toi que le Temps est un joueur avide
Qui gagne sans tricher, à tout coup! c'est la loi.
Le jour décroît; la nuit augmente; Souviens-toi!
Le gouffre a toujours soif; la clepsydre se vide."

(Remember, Time is a greedy player
Who wins without cheating, every round! It's the law.
The daylight wanes; the night deepens; remember!
The abyss thirsts always; the water-clock runs low.)

The decorations and hand-written notes on Baudelaire's grave bear witness to the esteem in which he is held, even today.

An innocent white flower seems to sprout provocatively from a beer bottle's evil orifice and the scrawled inscription exhorts he whose poems were banned for licentiousness and obscenity to rise again.

Extract from L'Horloge by Charles Baudelaire, 1821-1867, L.I.P. (Lust In Pieces)...

(A Paris iPhone street photograph by Sab Will for the 'Paris and I' photo blog)

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