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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Death
By Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867)
 
HO, Death, Boatman Death, it is time we set sail;
  Up anchor, away from this region of blight:
Though ocean and sky are like ink for the gale,
  Thou knowest our hearts are consoled with the light.
 
Thy poison pour out—it will comfort us well;        5
  Yea—for the fire that burns in our brain
We would plunge through the depth, be it heaven or hell,
  Through the fathomless gulf—the new vision to gain.
 
 
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