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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Poèmes saturniens is the first collection of poetry by Paul Verlaine, first published in 1866).

Verlain was linked with the Parnassian movement in French poetry. He had published his first poem in their journal, Revue du Progrès moral, littéraire, scientifique et artistique, in August 1863. Poèmes saturniens is thought to be a partial re-working of an earlier collection planned under the title Poèmes et Sonnets.

The collection is divided into sections under the headings:

  • Melancholia
  • Eaux-Fortes
    • "Croquis parisien"
    • "Cauchemar"
    • "Marine"
    • "Effet de nuit"
    • "Grotesques"
  • Paysages tristes
    • "Soleils couchants"
    • "Crépuscule du soir mystique"
    • "Promenade sentimentale"
    • "Nuit du Walpurgis classique"
    • "Chanson d'automne"
    • "L’Heure du berger"
    • "Le Rossignol"
  • Caprices
    • "Femme et chatte"
    • "Jésuitisme"
    • "La Chanson des ingénues"
    • "Une grande dame"
    • "Monsieur Prudhomme"
  • Autres poèmes
    • "Initium"
    • "Çavitrî"
    • "Sub urbe"
    • "Sérénade"
    • "Un dahlia"
    • "Nevermore (2)"
    • "Il bacio"
    • "Dans les bois"
    • "Nocturne parisien"
    • "Marco"
    • "César Borgia"
    • "La Mort de Philippe II"

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