Charmant pays du Cid et de Don Diego,
Espagne, Aragon, Castille, Andalousie,
Doux climats, où les vents sont chargés d'ambroisie,
Sol qu'adora Musset, et que chanta Hugo :

Souvent, l'aigrette au front comme un noble hidalgo,
Dans un nimbe vermeil, j'ai vu ma fantaisie
Cueillir dans tes jardins la fleur de poésie,
Et sous ton ciel d'azur danser le fier tango.

J'ai mainte fois erré dans tes vieux palais maures ;
Je me suis endormi sous tes verts sycomores ;
J'ai vu, près du flot clair qui baigne tes coteaux,

La tzigane à l'œil noir mirer l'or de son pagne…
Et, sur tes bleus sommets j'ai bâti cent châteaux ;
Mais, hélas ! c'étaient tous des châteaux en Espagne.
(1873)


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

Ethel Turner was an Australian novelist and children's writer.

Biography

Ethel Turner was born in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England on 24th January, 1872. She migrated to Australia with her widowed mother, older sister Lilian and step sister, Jeannie in 1880.

Educated at Sydney Girls’ High School, she and Lilian wrote stories...
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Poem of the day


Dugdraaben blinker paa Rosengreen;
Den tindrer, den zittrer af Glæde:
I mindste Dugperle, klar og reen,
Er Verdenssolen tilstede.

Sjæle er Draaber paa Livets Green;
De tindre, de zittre af Glæde:
I Sjælens Dugperle, klar og reen,
Er Verdensaanden tilstede.

Dugdraaben blinker et Øjeblik; Read more...