Verlaine

Matthew Lee Knowles January 2009

Words extracted from 170 poems by Paul Verlaine, in chronological order from 1861 - 1895

translated by Martin Sorrell

hanging lightning bursting dancing cascading spreading daring lightning riding flying setting stinging strapping dying bursting ignoring fighting winning nothing moaning winging setting walking haunting living searing setting angling wing rising screeching grieving lightning setting breaking glowing dancing feeding raising hustling marching gleaming setting setting reminding shining crying remembering charming evening chiming hunting spinning circling charming swirling etherizing nothing charming choking squalling gusting falling swirling shimmering twitching playing fencing evening hiding cutting spring mongering spring twitching blinking burning drifting weeping alarming shouting unbending shimmering lifting lightning calculating smoking breathing boiling smoking spilling everything cooling everything soothing ringing singing fooling nothing sweating unremitting touching sing showing fooling darting flashing evening shifting displaying scheming mocking making picking bobbing searching roaming plucking thing emerging dreaming foreseeing passing unsettling clouding glowing thing leading swaying sleeping whispering evening sing nothing charming bursting gleaming rising giving weeping seeming descending felling burning uplifting emerging conversing everything everything forgiving something fading piercing gusting granting starting dispelling clouding starting coming evening ending closing coming melting counting knowing grieving knowing everything shedding overflowing passing squealing rolling heading puffing dripping oozing overflowing trembling babegetting spring trembling chorusing moving breathing evening falling falling falling walking knowing evening charming rocking playing dying happening going charming living everything fluting charming jousting deafening going getting feeling needing going sprouting brimming dying seeking morning suffering dying darling shelling laughing watching flashing guiding smiling looking morning swirling waiting gleaming charming ruining flowing threading nothing running bleating something leaning seeing morning something something requiring lifting keeping hearing listening disclosing joining liking chattering stretching floating nothing wedding nothing disclosing swooning blaring getting smothering wedding dying dying wanting knowing fading freezing startling tracking nothing running soaring tracking tracking riding following soaring alarming wing wing hunting fading barking scavenging sighing evening evaporating shivering walking trembling shivering seeing nothing fuming teasing coughing growing billowing standing gamboling leaping fluting haunting laughing haunting moving winding sounding chilling rising evening sobbing pleading chatting hanging emerging falling wing working fading standing hanging something something dissolving morning everything authorising morning sing nothing wilting thinking loving drawing spurting sing sing singing crying packing watching sing laughing nothing neglecting receding frowning thing receding wedding decanting floating wedding sing sing trembling cavorting sibling leaving sing holding clothing winning breaking saying snapping orbiting rising dying sing ending deluding lingering moving rising searching gleaming wanting setting unwilling everything filtering middling entering boring middling wasting rolling keeping vaulting thriving nothing striking pounding tightening lingering sending bathing nothing partnering turning tightening singing flopping beating fluting nagging proclaiming beckoning ebbing watching smarting anything causing ending stinking weakling straining trying wedding morning singing king king singing dying everything trembling everlasting swirling glancing blasting everything blaring continuing making pleasing living bearing sparkling bringing waiting smiling piercing greeting dawdling sounding rising filling giving bring king crying floating evening wanting plunging during charming flushing growing tingling going charming tumbling igniting surrounding breathing searching lying revealing proclaiming watering driving having nothing snoring shining rising walking scraping everything yelling chasing glowing overlooking quarrelling shunting cheeping amazing chirping contemplating amazing cleansing flitting shining tilting jarring trembling thing tiring trembling during haunting curving frightening shepherding bleating taking frightening gorging starving having blessing overflowing laughing awaiting struggling anything everything everything everything going pitching unfolding bringing doing thing yearning forging standing blinding defying winding beating charming settling naming standing hanging saying swaddling lying drawing thing going anything yawning notwithstanding learning declaring sing cunning civilizing civilizing burning living burning nothing going flickering confronting suffering nothing abandoning going broiling morning rising nothing abandoning bashing saying feeling obfuscating tangling pulling pending being asking raising preparing nothing pitying calling summoning pulling singing wedding spilling doing everything damning wheeling living offering nothing accusing making thing forbidding charming morning trying roaming probing everything spring clasping issuing dictating seeming doing fainting thirsting darting going laughing dictating swaying passing fending strapping telling effing blinding kissing touching galloping charming painting falling working fainting working thing fetching inviting ageing wondering thing thing charming requiring warring floundering stewing handing drifting putting coming amazing coming charming drowning scenting exciting evaporating rattling dragging trying nothing wing feeling