Paul Verlaine — French Poet born on March 30, 1844, died on January 08, 1896

Paul-Marie Verlaine was a French poet associated with the Symbolist movement. He is considered one of the greatest representatives of the fin de siècle in international and French poetry... (wikipedia)

The poet is a madman lost in adventure.
I am the Empire at the end of the decadence.
Tears fall in my heart like the rain on the town.