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La rieuse

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



Ses rires grands ouverts qui si crânement mordent
Sur le fond taciturne et murmurant des prés,
Sont métalliques, frais, liquides, susurrés,
Aux pépiements d'oiseaux ressemblent et s'accordent.

Excités par la danse, ils se gonflent, débordent
En cascades de cris tumultueux, serrés,
De hoquets glougloutants, fous et démesurés,
Qui la virent, la plient, la soulèvent, la tordent.

On la surnomme la Rieuse.
La santé la fait si joyeuse
Qu'elle vit sa pensée en ses beaux yeux ardents ;

Son âme chante tout entière
Dans sa musique coutumière,
Sur le robuste émail de ses trente-deux dents.

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