Voyagers

Facade (I). © Chris Bronsk 2014.

Facade (II). © Chris Bronsk 2014.

See on the canals
Those vessels sleeping.
Their mood is adventurous;
It’s to satisfy
Your slightest desire
That they come from the ends of the earth.
— The setting suns
Adorn the fields,
The canals, the whole city,
With hyacinth and gold;
The world falls asleep
In a warm glow of light.

—Charles Baudelaire, from “Invitation to the Voyage” in Flowers of Evil

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