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Charles Baudelaire

Quote of Charles Baudelaire - Nature is a temple in which...


Biography - Charles Baudelaire:

French poet.
Born: 1821 - Died: 1867
Period:
19th century
Place of birth: France
France

Nature is a temple in which living columns sometimes emit confused words. Man approaches it through forests of symbols, which observe him with familiar glances.




Translation

Translation

(French)



French
La Nature est un temple où de vivants piliers
Laissent parfois sortir de confuses paroles ;
L’homme y passe à travers des forêts de symboles
Qui l’observent avec des regards familiers.





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