Wednesday, September 19, 2007

one of the greatest lines ever

From Les Fleurs du Mal by Baudelaire, translated:

I am the vampire of my own heart

Isn't that awesome? I infinitely preferred it to the other translation we read:

I am my own heart's vampire

the first just sings, doesn't it?

1 comment:

Kitten Herder said...

I agree. The first does sing.

Now, to be truly frightened, here is something about the poem "The Vampire" that you just had to know:

There is an audio of Courtney Love chanting the Baudelaire poem at the end of a Hole concert. MP3 from