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L'inspiration

Rene Francois Armand Prudhomme 1839 (Paris) – 1907 (Châtenay-Malabry)

Un oiseau solitaire aux bizarres couleurs
Est venu se poser sur une enfant ; mais elle,
Arrachant son plumage où le prisme étincelle,
De toute sa parure elle fait des douleurs ;

Et le duvet moelleux, plein d'intimes chaleurs,
Épars, flotte au doux vent d'une bouche cruelle.
Or l'oiseau, c'est mon coeur ; l'enfant coupable est celle,
Celle dont je ne puis dire le nom sans pleurs.

Ce jeu l'amuse, et moi j'en meurs, et j'ai la peine
De voir dans le ciel vide errer sous son haleine
La beauté de mon coeur pour le plaisir du sien !

Elle aime à balancer mes rêves sur sa tête
Par un souffle et je suis ce qu'on nomme un poète.
Que ce souffle leur manque et je ne suis plus rien.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Rene Francois Armand Prudhomme

René François Armand (Sully) Prudhomme was a French poet and essayist.  more…

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