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Le Bouquet

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




Sur la rosace éclose au centre du parquet
Pose ton pied léger, écoute et sois furtive ;
La solitude parle à celle qui arrive ;
N’as-tu pas entendu le marbre qui craquait ?

La harpe tremble et vibre à ton pas indiscret,
Le lustre se balance et son cristal s’avive ;
De ce qui semble mort crois-tu que rien ne vive ?
La glace a son fantôme et tout a son secret.

Le temps passe ; tout fuit ; les choses sont fidèles,
L’invisible silence évente de ses ailes
La poussière pensive et l’ombre transparente ;

Et, sur la table nue où le marbre veiné
A quelque chair ancienne et pâle s’apparente,
Effeuille le bouquet que l’Amour t’a donné.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABXA ABXX XXA XAX
Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 652
Words 113
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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