Elle est gaie et pensive; elle nous fait songer

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



Elle est gaie et pensive ; elle nous fait songer
À tout ce qui reluit malgré de sombres voiles,
Aux bois pleins de rayons, aux nuits pleines d'étoiles.
L'esprit en la voyant s'en va je ne sais où.
Elle a tout ce qui peut rendre un pauvre homme fou.
Tantôt c'est un enfant, tantôt c'est une reine.
Hélas ! quelle beauté radieuse et sereine !
Elle a de fiers dédains, de charmantes faveurs,
Un regard doux et bleu sous de longs cils rêveurs,
L'innocence, et l'amour qui sans tristesse encore
Flotte empreint sur son front comme une vague aurore,
Et puis je ne sais quoi de calme et de vainqueur !
Et le ciel dans ses yeux met l'enfer dans mon coeur !

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Scheme ABBCDEEBBFAAG
Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 662
Words 120
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 13

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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