La tzigane

Guillaume Apollinaire 1880 (Rome) – 1918 (Paris)



La Tzigane savait d'avance
Nos deux vies barrées par les nuits
Nous lui dîmes adieu et puis
De ce puits sortit l'Esperance
L'amour lourd comme un ours privé
Dansa debout quand nous voulûmes
Et l'oiseau bleu perdit ses plumes
Et les mendiants leurs Avé

On sait très bien que l'on se damne
Mais l'espoir d'aimer en chemin
Nous fait penser main dans la main
À ce qu'a prédit la tzigane

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 22, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AAAABAAB CCCC
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 398
Words 72
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 8, 4

Guillaume Apollinaire

Guillaume Apollinaire was an Italian-born French poet, playwright, short story writer, novelist, and art critic born in Rome, in Italy, to a Polish mother. more…

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