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L'Espérance

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



L’Espérance est un merle blanc
Dont nous sommes la triste haie :
Elle voltige sur la plaie
Et siffle au bord du cœur tremblant.

Mais son vol n’est qu’un faux semblant ;
Sa sérénade n’est pas vraie.
L’Espérance est un merle blanc
Dont nous sommes la triste haie.

Et tandis que, rapide ou lent,
Le Désespoir est une orfraie
Dont le cri certain nous effraie,
Et dont le bec va nous criblant,
L’Espérance est un merle blanc.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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