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Where is this quote from?

-- By  BSE in  Scotland on Fri, 5 Oct 2007 at 12:36.

Does anyone know where this quote (mentioned on this page) is from?

"When the poet's pain is soothed by a liquid jewel held in the sacred chalice, upon which rests the pierced spoon, the crystal sweetness, icy streams trickle down. The darkest forest melts into an open meadow. Waves of green seduce. Sanity surrendered, the soul spirals toward the murky depths, wherin lies the beautiful madness - absinthe."

Is it from one of Rimbaud' s letters?

 
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The Green Fairy was no stranger to Arthur Rimbaud, the 'first punk poet'. Rimbaud was a notorious rule-breaker; both his poetry and his lifestyle defied the conventions of his time.


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