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Danger d'aller dans les bois

Victor Marie Hugo 1802 (Besançon) – 1885 (Paris)

Ne te figure pas, ma belle,
Que les bois soient pleins d'innocents.
La feuille s'émeut comme l'aile
Dans les noirs taillis frémissants ;

L'innocence que tu supposes
Aux chers petits oiseaux bénis
N'empêche pas les douces choses
Que Dieu veut et que font les nids.

Les imiter serait mon rêve ;
Je baise en songe ton bras blanc ;
Commence ! dit l'Aurore. - Achève !
Dit l'étoile. Et je suis tremblant.

Toutes les mauvaises pensées,
Les oiseaux les ont, je les ai,
Et par les forêts insensées
Notre coeur n'est point apaisé.

Quand je dis mauvaises pensées
Tu souris... - L'ombre est pleine d'yeux,
Vois, les fleurs semblent caressées
Par quelqu'un dans les bois joyeux. -

Viens ! l'heure passe. Aimons-nous vite !
Ton coeur, à qui l'amour fait peur,
Ne sait s'il cherche ou s'il évite
Ce démon dupe, ange trompeur.

En attendant, viens au bois sombre.
Soit. N'accorde aucune faveur.
Derrière toi, marchant dans l'ombre,
Le poëte sera rêveur ;

Et le faune, qui se dérobe,
Regardera du fond des eaux
Quand tu relèveras ta robe
Pour enjamber les clairs ruisseaux.

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Victor Marie Hugo

Victor Marie Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best known French writers. In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand particularly high in critical esteem. Outside France, his best-known works are the novels Les Misérables, 1862, and Notre-Dame de Paris, 1831. Though a committed royalist when he was young, Hugo's views changed as the decades passed; he became a passionate supporter of republicanism, and his work touches upon most of the political and social issues and artistic trends of his time. He was buried in the Panthéon. more…

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