Beaudelaire's Garden | Keith Schall
'Beaudelaire's Garden: Charles Beaudelaire published "Les Fleurs du Mal" in 1857, a collection of imagist poems using compelling images to deal with themes of decadence, boredom, and sexuality. The introduction reads in part:
If rape and passion. daggers and burning Have still not embroidered their pleasant design On the banal canvas of our pitiable destinies It's because our souls, alas, are not bold enough
Motivated by the phrase "banal canvas," I accepted the challenge of creating a p"