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La Grande Cascade

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



À cette heure, elle n’est sensible,
La grande cascade du roc,
Qui par son tonnerre d’un bloc,
La nuit la rend toute invisible.

Et, pourtant, sa rumeur compacte
Décèle son bavement fou,
Sa chute à pic, en casse-cou,
Son ruement lourd de cataracte.

Un instant, l’astre frais et pur
Écarte son nuage obscur,
Comme un œil lève sa paupière ;

Et l’on croit voir, subitement,
Crouler des murs de diamant
Dans un abîme de lumière.


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