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The Sedative

Marie Laurencin, 1917

More than annoyed
Sad.

More than sad
Unhappy.

More than unhappy
Suffering.

More than suffering
Abandoned.

More than abandoned
Alone in the world.

More than alone
Exiled.

More than exiled
Dead.

More than dead
Forgotten.

Plus qu’ennuyée
Triste.

Plus que triste
Malheureuse.

Plus que malheureuse
Souffrante.

Plus que souffrante
Abandonnée.

Plus qu’abandonnée
Seule au monde.

Plus que seule au monde
Exilée.

Plus qu’exilée
Morte.

Plus que morte
Oubliée.

First published in the 391 Magazine, No. 4 in Barcelona in 1917.

[Editors note: While popular among the sensitive youth of tumblr, Le Calmant proved tremendously difficult to source. As is often the case, google translate helped us eventually track down the poem's year and first publication, thanks fr.wikipedia.org!]

The Sedative is a Malaise written by Marie Laurencin in 1917. It's in the Public Domain. Source

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Marie Laurencin

Cubist Feminist

1883-1956

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