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Fête d'eau

Henri de Regnier 1864 (Honfleur) – 1936 (Paris)



Le dauphin, le triton et l’obèse grenouille
Diamantant d’écume et d’or Latone nue,
Divinité marine au dos de la tortue,
Dieu fluvial riant de l’eau qui le chatouille ;

La vasque qui retombe ou la gerbe qui mouille,
La nappe qui décroît, se gonfle ou diminue,
Et la poussière humide irisant la statue
Dont s’emperle la mousse ou s’avive la rouille ;

Toute la fête d’eau, de cristal et de joie
Qui s’entrecroise, rit, s’éparpille et poudroie,
Dans le parc enchanté s’est tue avec le soir ;

Et parmi le silence on voit jaillir, auprès
Du tranquille bassin redevenu miroir,
La fontaine de l’if et le jet du cyprès.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Scheme ABCA ABCA XDD EDE
Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 638
Words 108
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 3, 3

Henri de Regnier

Henri-François-Joseph de Régnier was a French symbolist poet, considered one of the most important of France during the early 20th century. more…

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