Category Archives: Victor Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885 / Besancon / France)

A French Poet, Novelist, Dramatist

The Sower – Victor Marie Hugo

Sitting in a porchway cool, Fades the ruddy sunlight fast, Twilight hastens on to rule– Working hours are wellnigh past Shadows shoot across the lands; But one sower lingers still, Old, in rags, he patient stands,– Looking on, I feel … Continue reading

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The Son In Old Age – Victor Marie Hugo

Thy noble face, Regina, calls to mind My poor lost little one, my latest born. He was a gift from God–a sign of pardon– That child vouchsafed me in my eightieth year! I to his little cradle went, and went, … Continue reading

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The Old & The Young Bridgegroom – Victor Marie Hugo

[HERNANI, Act I.] Listen. The man for whom your youth is destined, Your uncle, Ruy de Silva, is the Duke Of Pastrana, Count of Castile and Aragon. For lack of youth, he brings you, dearest girl, Treasures of gold, jewels, … Continue reading

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An Old-Time Lay – Victor Marie Hugo

Where your brood seven lie,  Float in calm heavenly,  Life passing evenly,  Waterfowl, waterfowl! often I dream  For a rest  Like your nest,  Skirting the stream.  Shine the sun tearfully  Ere the clouds clear fully,  Still you skim cheerfully,  Swallow, … Continue reading

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After The Battle – Victor Marie Hugo

MY father, hero of benignant mien,  On horseback visited the gory scene,  After the battle as the evening fell,  And took with him a trooper loved right well,  Because of bravery and presence bold.  The field was covered with the … Continue reading

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A Sunset – Victor Marie Hugo

I love the evenings, passionless and fair, I love the evens,  Whether old manor-fronts their ray with golden fulgence leavens,  In numerous leafage bosomed close;  Whether the mist in reefs of fire extend its reaches sheer,  Or a hundred sunbeams … Continue reading

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A Song – Victor Marie Hugo

Sitting at His table one day,  God and the devil a game did play;  Hated humanity was at stake;  Well, the first picked Bonaparte;  The other drew, and for his part,  ‘Twas Mastai that he did take.  Impoverished abbey, thin … Continue reading

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