Que de ton beau jardin les merveilles j'admire !
Que tout ce qu'on y voit, que tout ce qu'on y sent
A d'aimables rapports avec le doux accent
De ce divin oiseau qui chante et qui soupire !

Qu'après ces rares sons dont triomphe ta lyre,
Mon oreille se plait au tonnerre innocent
Que l'on oit dans ta voûte où ravi l'on descend
Pour monter en un lieu que seul tu peux décrire !

Que les trésors feuillus de ces rameaux divers,
Formant un beau désordre en leurs ombrages verts,
Me charment les esprits et me comblent de joie !

Et combien la nature on me verrait bénir
Si par un heureux sort, qu'aux arbres elle octroie,
En vieillissant comme eux tu pouvais rajeunir !


About Marc- Antoine Girard


Antoine Girard, sieur de Saint-Amant (September 30, 1594 – December 29, 1661), French poet, was born near Rouen. His father was a merchant who had, according to his son's account, been a sailor and had commanded for 22 years "une escadre de la reine Elizabeth"--a vague statement that lacks confirmation. The son obtained a patent of nobility, and attached himself to different great noblemen—the duc de Retz and the comte d'Harcourt among others. He saw military service and sojourned at different times in Italy, in England--a sojourn which provoked from him a violent poetical attack on the country, Albion (1643)--in... Read more...

Poet of the day

Akhtar ul Iman (Urdu: اختر الایمان) was a noted Urdu poet and screenwriter in Hindi cinema, who had major influence on modern Urdu nazm.

He won the Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue in 1963 for Dharmputra and 1966 for Waqt. He was awarded the 1962 Sahitya Akademi Award in Urdu,...
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Poem of the day


Gud Hellig-Aand! i Tro os lær
Vor Frelser-Mand alene
Af Hjertet ret at have kiær,
Og Hannem saa at tjene,
At vi fra Dødens Grumhed maae
I Herrens Liv den Redning faae,
Hans Død os dyrt fortjende!

Giv, at din sunde Lærdoms Kraft
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