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La Fontaine

Maurice Rollinat 1846 (Châteauroux) – 1903 (Ivry-sur-Seine)



La fontaine du val profond
Luit au bas des vieilles tourelles
Dont les toitures se défont
Et dont les girouettes grêles
Vont et viennent, viennent et vont.

Jamais la mousse de savon
N’a troublé ses plissements frêles :
Elle est limpide jusqu’au fond,
La fontaine.

Sur ses bords les saules me font
Des éventails et des ombrelles ;
Et là, parmi les sauterelles,
J’arrête mon pas vagabond
Pour lire Virgile et le bon
La Fontaine.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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