Gordes, Il M'Est Avis Que Je Suis Éveillé,

written by Joachim du Bellay

Gordes, Il M'Est Avis Que Je Suis Éveillé,

— Joachim du Bellay

Gordes, il m'est avis que je suis éveillé,
Comme un qui tout ému d'un effroyable songe
Se réveille en sursaut et par le lit s'allonge,
S'émerveillant d'avoir si longtemps sommeillé.

Roger devint ainsi (ce crois-je) émerveillé :
Et crois que tout ainsi la vergogne me ronge,
Comme lui, quand il eut découvert le mensonge
Du fard magicien qui l'avait aveuglé.

Et comme lui aussi je veux changer de style,
Pour vivre désormais au sein de Logistille,
Qui des coeurs langoureux est le commun support.

Sus donc, Gordes, sus donc, à la voile, à la rame,
Fuyons, gagnons le haut, je vois la belle Dame
Qui d'un heureux signal nous appelle à son port.

About the poet


Joachim du Bellay

Joachim du Bellay was a French poet, critic, and a member of the Pléiade. Biography Joachim Du Bellay was born at the Château of La Turmelière, not far from Liré, near Angers, being the son of Jean du Bellay, Lord of Gonnor, first cousin of the cardinal Jean du Bellay and of Guillaume du Bellay. His mother was Renée Chabot, daughter of Perceval Chabot and heiress of La Turmelière (Plus me plaît le séjour qu'ont bâti mes aïeux). Both his parents died while he was still a child, and he was left to the guardianship of his elder brother, René du Bellay, who neglected his education, leaving him to run wild...

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