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"I think it's impossible to get through this vale of tears entirely sober. I'm more like Baudelaire: let me be drunk with wine, with women, with poetry - whatever the thing is" Leonard Cohen - AllanShowalter.com
The Baudelaire reference is to the poem, “Enivrez-Vous” (Poem #581) from Petits Poemes en Prose (Little Prose Poems). An English translation follows and is itself followed by the poem in its original French: Get Drunk!Continue reading