Il a bientôt deux ans. Parfois, quand je le gronde,
Il baisse ses grands yeux qu'une larme a ternis ;
Et puis, avec des airs de douceur infinis,
Il relève vers moi sa belle tête blonde.

Et tout à coup, ― l'enfance a ces retours bénis, ―
D'un sourire joyeux sa figure s'inonde ;
Il jase en éclatant de rire, et sa faconde
Semble un gazouillement d'oiseaux au bord des nids.

Alors au fond de moi quelque chose remue ;
De tendresses sans nom ma pauvre âme est émue ;
Sous mes cils à mon tour je sens des pleurs jaillir…

Merci, mon Dieu, merci ! vous dont la pitié sainte
A mêlé ce rayon de miel à notre absinthe :
L'enfant aimé pour nous consoler de vieillir !
(1878)


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...

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Nanalal Dalpatram Kavi (Gujarati: નાનાલાલ દલપતરામ કવિ) was a noted author, poet of Gujarati literature, and was given a title of "Kavishwar" (God of Poets) by people of Gujarat. His name is sometimes spelt Nhanalal.

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Nanalal was born on March 16, 1877 as the fourth son of Dalpatram, the...
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hame.n ko_ii Gam nahii.n thaa Gam-e-aashiqii se pahale
na thii dushmanii kisii se terii dostii se pahale

hai ye merii badanasiibii teraa kyaa qasuur is me.n
tere Gam ne maar Daalaa mujhe zindagii se pahale

meraa pyaar jal rahaa hai ai chaa.Nd aaj chhup jaa
kabhii pyaar...
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