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Si tu veux que je meure...

Remy Belleau 1528 (Nogent-le-Rotrou) – 1577 (Paris)

Si tu veux que je meure entre tes bras, m'amie,
Trousse l'escarlatin de ton beau pellisson
Puis me baise et me presse et nous entrelassons
Comme, autour des ormeaux, le lierre se plie.

Dégraffe ce colet, m'amour, que je manie
De ton sein blanchissant le petit mont besson :
Puis me baise et me presse, et me tiens de façon
Que le plaisir commun nous enivre, ma vie.

L'un va cherchant la mort aux flancs d'une muraille
En escarmouche, en garde, en assaut, en bataille
Pour acheter un nom qu'on surnomme l'honneur.

Mais moy, je veux mourir sur tes lèvres, maîtresse,
C'est ma gloire, mon heur, mon trésor, ma richesse,
Car j'ai logé ma vie en ta bouche, mon coeur.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 669
Words 121
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 3, 3

Remy Belleau

Remy Belleau was a poet of the French Renaissance. He is most known for his paradoxical poems of praise for simple things and his poems about precious stones. Remy was born in Nogent-le-Rotrou. A nobleman, he did his studies under Marc Antoine Muret and George Buchanan. As a student, he became friends with the young poets Jean de La Péruse, Étienne Jodelle, Jean de La Taille and Pierre de Ronsard and the latter incorporated Remy into the "La Pléiade", a group of revolutionary young poets. Belleau's first published poems were odes, les Petites Inventions, inspired by the ancient lyric Greek collection attributed to Anacreon and featuring poems of praise for such things as butterflies, oysters, cherries, coral, shadows, turtles. In the 1560s, Belleau tried his hand at a mixed verse and prose form modeled on the Italian pastoral Arcadia by Jacopo Sannazaro: this became La Bergerie, in which narration is interspersed with poems on love and the countryside. His last work, les Amours et nouveaux Eschanges des Pierres precieuses, is a poetic description of gems and their properties inspired by medieval and renaissance lapidary catalogues. He died in Paris. more…

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