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Ombre d'eau

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



Cette statue est charmante
De la femme qu’elle fut
Avant que cette eau dormante
Reflétât son marbre nu ;

Mais dans l’eau qui la reflète
Au bassin ovale et clair
Son ombre me semble faite
Du souvenir de sa chair ;

Et la pensée incertaine
Est telle ou telle, suivant
Que la voix de la fontaine
Se mêle à la voix du vent...

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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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