Massifs harmonieux, édens des flots tranquilles,
D'oasis aux fleurs d'or innombrables réseaux,
Que la vague caresse et que les blonds roseaux
Encadrent du fouillis de leurs tiges mobiles.

Bosquets que l'onde berce au doux chant des oiseaux,
Des zéphirs et des nids pittoresques asiles,
Mystérieux et frais labyrinthe, Mille-Iles,
Chapelet d'émeraude égrené sur les eaux.

Quand la première fois je vis, sous vos ombrages,
Les magiques reflets de vos brillants mirages,
Un chaud soleil de juin dorait vos verts abris ;

D'enivrantes senteurs allaient des bois aux grèves ;
Et je crus entrevoir ce beau pays des rêves
Où la sylphide jongle avec les colibris.


About Louis Honoré Fréchette


Louis-Honoré Fréchette, was a Canadian poet, politician, playwright, and short story writer.Born in Lévis, Lower Canada, from 1854 to 1860 Fréchette did his classical studies at the Séminaire de Québec, the Collège de Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière and at the Séminaire de Nicolet. He later studied law at Université Laval. In 1864, he opened a lawyer's office in Lévis where he founded two newspapers: Le drapeau de Lévis and La Tribune de Levis. He exiled himself in Chicago where he wrote La voix d'un exilé. A number of plays which he wrote during that period were lost in the Great Chicago Fire. Soon... Read more...

Poet of the day

Isaac Rosenberg was an English poet of the First World War who was considered to be one of the greatest of all English war poets. His "Poems from the Trenches" are recognised as some of the most outstanding written during the First World War.

Isaac Rosenberg was born to Barnet...
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Poem of the day


Who will away to Athens with me? Who
Loves choral songs and maidens crown'd with flowers,
Unenvious? mount the pinnace; hoist the sail.
I promise ye, as many as are here,
Ye shall not, while ye tarry with me, taste
From unrinsed barrel the diluted...
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