Le Babylonien ses hauts murs vantera

Joachim du Bellay 1525 (Liré) – 1560 (Paris)



Le Babylonien ses hauts murs vantera
Et ses vergers en l'air, de son Ephésienne
La Grèce décrira la fabrique ancienne,
Et le peuple du Nil ses pointes chantera :

La même Grèce encor vanteuse publiera
De son grand Jupiter l'image Olympienne,
Le Mausole sera la gloire Carienne,
Et son vieux Labyrinth' la Créte n'oubliera :

L'antique Rhodien élèvera la gloire
De son fameux Colosse, au temple de Mémoire :
Et si quelque oeuvre encor digne se peut vanter

De marcher en ce rang, quelque plus grand faconde
Le dira : quant à moi, pour tous je veux chanter
Les sept coteaux romains, sept miracles du monde.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme ABBA ABBA AAA CAC
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 606
Words 104
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 3, 3

Joachim du Bellay

Joachim du Bellay was a French poet, critic, and a member of the Pléiade. more…

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