Asked to post a picture of Rimbaud and Verlaine with Taimu bass shakuhachi, I found this:
I think it is generally accepted in academic circles that Rimbaud had a bigger shakuhachi than Verlaine
Excerpt from The Drunken Shakuhachi (unpublished)
But, truly, I have wept too much! The Dawns are heartbreaking.
Every moon is atrocious and every sun bitter:
Sharp love has swollen me up with heady langours.
O let my bamboo split! O let me blow deep
Ro-meri to the bottom!
— attributed to A.R.