Poem, Le Balcon, p. 64-65
Charles Baudelaire, Les Fleurs du Mal.
illustrations par Hallman
Published in 1946 by the Continental Book Co., Stockholm
Baudelaire Collection
Vanderbilt University Central Library's W. T. Bandy Center
for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies
The Balcony
Excerpt/Trans. by Roy Campbell


Mother of memories, queen of paramours,
Yourself are all my pleasure, all my duty;
You will recall caresses that were yours
And fireside evenings in their warmth and beauty.
Mother of memories, queen of paramours...


On eves illumined by the light of coal,
The balcony beneath a rose-veiled sky...