Two editions of Fleurs du mal were published in Baudelaire's lifetime — one in 1857 and an expanded edition in 1861. "Scraps" and censored poems were collected in Les Épaves in 1866. After Baudelaire died the following year, a "definitive" edition appeared in 1868.
Ils me disent, tes yeux, clairs comme le cristal:
Ne veut pas te montrer son secret infernal,
Aimons-nous doucement. L'Amour dans sa guérite,
Crime, horreur et folie! — Ô pâle marguerite!
— Charles Baudelaire
They say to me, your eyes, clear as crystal:
Does not wish to reveal its black secret to you,
Let us love each other sweetly. Tenebrous Love,
Crime, horror, and madness! — pale marguerite!
— William Aggeler, The Flowers of Evil (Fresno, CA: Academy Library Guild, 1954)
Your eyes like crystal ask me, clear and mute,
Would hide from you the secret burning it
Let us love gently. In his lair laid low,
Crime, horror, lunacy — O my pale daisy!
— Roy Campbell, Poems of Baudelaire (New York: Pantheon Books, 1952)