"The Drunken Boat" ("Le Bateau ivre") is a 100-line verse-poem written in 1871 by Arthur Rimbaud. The poem describes the drifting and sinking of a boat lost at sea in a fragmented first-person narrative saturated with vivid imagery and symbolism. It centers around the delirious visions of the eponymous boat, swamped and lost at sea, and is considered revolutionary in its use of imagery and symbolism. The poem is one of the longest and perhaps best poems in Rimbaud's œuvre, and is presented here with thirty five additional poems in one volume. (Narrated by Jason Rosette)
Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud ( 20 October 1854 – 10 November 1891) was a French poet known for his transgressive and surreal themes, and his influence on modern literature and arts, prefiguring surrealism. During his late adolescence and early adulthood he produced the bulk of his literary output, then completely stopped writing literature at age 20, after assembling his last major work.
SensationOpheliaA Faun's HeadNoveletteSpellboundThe Sleeper in the ValleyThe CupboardThe Gypsy PoetWinter DreamEvilAt the Cabaret-VertThe RogueEvening PrayerThe Stolen HeartThe Seven-Year-Old PoetThe Poor in ChurchSisters of CharityThe First CommunionThe Drunken BoatThe Hunters of LiceVowelsTh Star Drops Rosy TearsThe CrowsHappy Morning ThoughtMichael and ChristineComedy of ThirstDisgraceMemoryEternitySong from the Highest TowerBrusselsFelicityFestival of HungerTearsUnder the Leaves the Wolf Howls