Andre Marie de Chenier

L’Impur Et Fier Epoux

André Marie Chénier was a French poet of Greek and Franco-Levantine origin, associated with the events of the French Revolution of which he was a victim. His sensual, emotive poetry marks him as one of the precursors of the Romantic movement. His career was brought to an abrupt end when he was guil…






L'impur et fier époux que la chèvre désire
Baisse le front, se dresse et cherche le satyre.
Le satyre, averti de cette inimitié,
Affermit sur le sol la corne de son pié;
Et leurs obliques fronts, lancés tous deux ensemble,
Se choquent; l'air frémit, le bois s'agite et tremble.

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