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Parabole

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



Parmi l'étang d'or sombre
Et les nénuphars blancs,
Un vol passant de hérons lents
Laisse tomber des ombres.

Elles s'ouvrent et se ferment sur l'eau
Toutes grandes, comme des mantes ;
Et le passage des oiseaux, là-haut,
S'indéfinise, ailes ramantes.

Un pêcheur grave et théorique
Tend vers elles son filet clair,
Ne voyant pas qu'elles battent dans l'air
Les larges ailes chimériques,

Ni que ce qu'il guette, le jour, la nuit,
Pour le serrer en des mailles d'ennui,
En bas, dans les vases, au fond d'un trou,
Passe dans la lumière, insaisissable et fou.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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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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