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La Façade

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

Glorieuse, monumentale et monotone,
La façade de pierre effrite au vent qui passe
Son chapiteau friable et sa guirlande lasse
En face du parc jaune où s’accoude l’Automne.

Au médaillon de marbrePallas la couronne,
La double lettre encor se croise et s’entrelace ;
A porter le balcon l’Hercule se harasse ;
La fleur de lys s’effeuille au temps qui la moissonne.

Le vieux Palais, miré dans ses bassins déserts,
Regarde s’accroupir en bronze noir et vert
La Solitude nue et le Passé dormant ;

Mais le soleil aux vitres d’or qu’il incendie
Y semble rallumer intérieurement
Le sursaut, chaque soir, de la Gloire engourdie.
 

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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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