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Je ne vois pas pourquoi je ferais autre chose

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

Je ne vois pas pourquoi je ferais autre chose
Que de rêver sous l'arbre où le ramier se pose ;
Les chars passent, j'entends grincer les durs essieux ;

Quand les filles s'en vont laver à la fontaine,
Elles prêtent l'oreille à ma chanson lointaine,
Et moi je reste au fond des bois mystérieux,

Parce que le hallier m'offre des fleurs sans nombre,
Parce qu'il me suffit de voir voler dans l'ombre
Mon chant vers les esprits et l'oiseau vers les cieux.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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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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