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Envoi des feuilles d'automne

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

A Madame ***

I

Ce livre errant qui va l'aile brisée,
Et que le vent jette à votre croisée
Comme un grêlon à tous les murs cogné,

Hélas ! il sort des tempêtes publiques.
Le froid, la pluie, et mille éclairs obliques
L'ont assailli, le pauvre nouveau-né.

Il est puni d'avoir fui ma demeure.
Après avoir chanté, voici qu'il pleure ;
Voici qu'il boite après avoir plané !

II

En attendant que le vent le remporte,
Ouvrez, Marie, ouvrez-lui votre porte.
Raccommodez ses vers estropiés !

Dans votre alcôve à tous les vents bien close,
Pour un instant souffrez qu'il se repose,
Qu'il se réchauffe au feu de vos trépieds,

Qu'à vos côtés, à votre ombre, il se couche,
Oiseau plumé, qui, frileux et farouche,
Tremble et palpite, abrité sous vos pieds !

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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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