Cover to Cover with Jack Foley

Cover to Cover with Jack Foley

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Today’s show is a portrait of and a tribute to the great French poet Paul Verlaine (1844-1896). Jack will read translations of some of Verlaine’s classic poems. The poet’s famous “Art Poetique” (“The Art of Poetry”) ends,

 

Music again and always!

May your verse be a winged thing

Which we feel flies from one moving soul

Towards other skies and other loves.

 

May your verse be the lucky chance

Scattered on the shriveled-up wind of morning

That goes flowering of mint and thyme…

And everything else is literature.

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