Review of “Le ciel est, par-dessus le toit” (1881)
Paul Verlaine (writer).
Read in 2022.
This untitled poem was first published as part of the collection Sagesse.
Read in its original language and in Swedish-language prose translation. The collection includes Verlaine’s rambling explanation of what he could see out of the window of his prison cell after shooting Rimbaud.
References here: Modern utländsk lyrik (1975/1985).