Pluie

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



Il pleut. J'entends le bruit égal des eaux ;
Le feuillage, humble et que nul vent ne berce,
Se penche et brille en pleurant sous l'averse ;
Le deuil de l'air afflige les oiseaux.

La bourbe monte et trouble la fontaine,
Et le sentier montre à nu ses cailloux.
Le sable fume, embaume et devient roux ;
L'onde à grands flots le sillonne et l'entraîne.

Tout l'horizon n'est qu'un blême rideau ;
La vitre tinte et ruisselle de gouttes ;
Sur le pavé sonore et bleu des routes
Il saute et luit des étincelles d'eau.

Le long d'un mur, un chien morne à leur piste,
Trottent, mouillés, de grands boeufs en retard ;
La terre est boue et le ciel est brouillard ;
L'homme s'ennuie : oh ! que la pluie est triste !

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Scheme AAXA XAXX AAXA BBBB
Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 711
Words 126
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

Rene Francois Armand Prudhomme

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

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