Londres

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



Et ce Londres de fonte et de bronze, mon âme,
Où des plaques de fer claquent sous des hangars,
Où des voiles s'en vont, sans Notre-Dame
Pour étoile, s'en vont, là-bas, vers les hasards.

Gares de suie et de fumée, où du gaz pleure
Ses spleens d'argent lointain vers des chemins d'éclair,
Où des bêtes d'ennui bâillent à l'heure
Dolente immensément, qui tinte à Westminster.

Et ces quais infinis de lanternes fatales,
Parques dont les fuseaux plongent aux profondeurs,
Et ces marins noyés, sous des pétales
De fleurs de boue où la flamme met des lueurs.

Et ces châles et ces gestes de femmes soûles,
Et ces alcools en lettres d'or jusques au toit,
Et tout à coup la mort parmi ces foules,
O mon âme du soir, ce Londres noir qui traîne en toi !

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Scheme XAXA BBBB AAXA XCAC
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 756
Words 137
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

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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