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785 Arthur Rimbauds in Brussels

If the EU's press office is to be believed:

"In his famous poem “Voyelles” (Vowels) French poet, Arthur Rimbaud, associated each vowel with a particular colour. MEPs are just as adept at using colour, but don’t be fooled into thinking that they have been inspired by the poetic muse".

It then rambles a bit about the colour coding of parliamentary calendars. Yes, really.

To my lasting shame, I did not know of the existence of that Rimbaud poem, still less could I quote it.

For those intrigued by the vowel colour matches, here they are: "A noir, E blanc, I rouge, U vert, O bleu".

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