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Poem (Rimbaud?) about young soldiers' blood in summer fields
June 29, 2014 12:27 PM   Subscribe

I read this poem years ago, and I'm pretty sure it's by Rimbaud, but I can't find it on Google. I think it starts out by describing a beautiful summer landscape, perhaps some wheat fields in France, and then it turns darker and describes dead young WW1 soldiers who lie there bleeding. Which poem is this?
posted by mbrock to Society & Culture (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Rimbaud died long before WW1.

Are you sure you're not thinking of In Flanders Field?
posted by dotgirl at 12:34 PM on June 29


Eh, yeah, of course... Sorry, no, that's not it. It's probably not about WW1. :)
posted by mbrock at 12:37 PM on June 29


If it wasn't that one, it was probably something by Wilfred Owen.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 12:37 PM on June 29


Is it Le Dormeur du Val by Rimbaud? We just read this one in my class at the Alliance Fran├žaise a couple of weeks ago.
posted by matildaben at 12:42 PM on June 29 [4 favorites]


It's not WWI, and it is Rimbaud: Le Dormeur du Val
posted by dizziest at 12:42 PM on June 29


Exactly! Thanks, I knew I could count on the handsome, well-read wits of Ask MeFi!
posted by mbrock at 12:53 PM on June 29


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