SUGGESTED BY THE PROSE OF ARTHUR RIMBAUD “ENFANCE”
Parentless, without court, and nobler far
In every land than gods in fables are,
Has azure and verdure insolently fair
For kingdom stretching forth till waves which bear
No vessels, breaking, name its shores by fame’s
Ferociously Greek, Slav, or Celtic names.
In forest-borders—dream’s own blossoms there
Like bells chime softly till they, opening, shine—
Is the girl, orange-lipped ; her knees she yields
Doubled to clear floods welling o’er the fields,
Nakedness shadowed, flecked, and clothed in fine
By rainbow-bands, the flora, and the sea,—
Such insolence and such immensity.
Moore, T. Sturge. “Suggested by the Prose of Arthur Rimbaud ‘Enfance.'” The Dial, vol. 3, 1893, p. 19. Dial Digital Edition, edited by Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, 2019-2020. Yellow Nineties 2.0, Ryerson University Centre for Digital Humanities, 2020. https://1890s.ca/dialv3-moore-suggested/