Aux frais bourdonnements des abeilles dorées,
Aux chants du rossignol se prolongeant sur l'eau,
Aux confuses rumeurs des limpides soirées,
Aux duos amoureux de l'onde et du roseau,

À l'orchestre enivrant des brises éplorées
Qui bercent des forêts l'harmonieux réseau,
N'as-tu pas dérobé ces notes inspirées
Qui vibrent, Rosita, dans ton gosier d'oiseau ?

Mais non, ô douce artiste ! ô belle charmeresse !
Des sons les plus divins la troupe enchanteresse
N'a jamais en nos cœurs créé plus doux émois ;

Car, vois-tu, quand la foule à ton chant suspendue,
Frémit d'enthousiasme et t'acclame, éperdue,
C'est un esprit d'en haut qui parle par ta voix !
(1880)


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

John Fuller is an English poet and author, and Fellow Emeritus at Magdalen College, Oxford.

Fuller was born in Ashford, Kent, England, the son of poet and Oxford Professor Roy Fuller, and educated at St Paul's School and New College, Oxford. He began teaching in 1962 at the State University...
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Poem of the day


One Joseph 'Rudy' Julian,
A World War Two Marine,
Was killed on Iwo Jima in a
A most heroic scene.

On Iwo Jima, forty-five,
Where three Marine Divisions fought,
The enemy vowed kill ten of us
Before each being caught.

The nineteenth day of...
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