Des soirs

Emile Verhaeren 1855 (Sint-Amands) – 1916 (Rouen)



Sous les vitres du hall nitreux que le froid fore
Et vrille et que de mats brouillards baignent de vair,
Un soir, en tout à coup de gel, s'ouvre l'hiver,
Dans le foyer, fourbi de naphte et de phosphore

Qui brûle : et le charbon pointu se mousse d'or
Et le posthume été dans l'or se réitère ;
Il émeraude un bol, il enturquoise un verre
Et multiplie en chatons d'or son âme encor.

Par à travers ce feu qui le détruit, sa joie
Est de faire des fleurs parmi les lustres, vivre !
Et d'allumer sa mort comme une fête. Au loin,

Lorsque tonne l'automne et que le vent disjoint
On serre en noeud ses poings et que gratte le givre...
Ô cette mort que l'on torture et qui flamboie !

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Scheme AAAA AXAA XAX XAX
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 689
Words 130
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 3, 3

Emile Verhaeren

Emile Verhaeren was a Belgian poet who wrote in the French language, and one of the chief founders of the school of Symbolism. more…

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