Script-writing has been a real blessing … even the challenging bits!

Émile Bernard, ‘Benediction’, woodcut from Baudelaire’s #Les Fleurs du Mal’ (1916)
Evil Fate

To lift a weight so heavy,
Would take your courage, Sisyphus!
Although one's heart is in the work,
Art is long and Time is short.

Far from famous sepulchers
Toward a lonely cemetery
My heart, like muffled drums,
Goes beating funeral marches.

Many a jewel lies buried
In darkness and oblivion,
Far, far away from picks and drills;

Many a flower regretfully
Exhales perfume soft as secrets
In a profound solitude.

Baudelaire  tr. William Aggeler (Flowers of Evil, 1857)

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