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Intérieur

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

Le Temps sentencieux et le muet Amour
Se tiennent côte à côte et debout devant l’âtre,
Et l’on voit se croiser dans le miroir verdâtre
La faulx vaine du Temps et l’aile de l’Amour.

L’aile est lasse. Le Temps parfois parle à l’Amour ;
La voix douce reprend la voix acariâtre ;
L’enfant résiste et le vieillard s’opiniâtre,
Et l’enfant ne veut pas comprendre, étant l’Amour.

Rosaces au parquet et lustres au plafond,
Éclair qui va tonner, roses qui fleuriront !
Le miroir s’interroge et scrute le miroir.

Le meuble se contracte et crispe ses pieds tors ;
La porte s’entrebâille et l’on attend l’Espoir
Qui de l’aile de cendre eût fait une aile d’or.

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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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