Tag Archives: Victor Marie Hugo

Poem – A Song

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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Poem – June Nights

In summer, when day has fled, the plain covered with flowers Pours out far away an intoxicating scent; Eyes shut, ears half open to noises, We only half sleep in a transparent slumber. The stars are purer, the shade seems … Continue reading

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Poem – Luna

O France, although you sleep We call you, we the forbidden! The shadows have ears, And the depths have cries. Bitter, glory-less despotism Over a discouraged people Closes a black thick grate Of error and prejudice; It locks up the … Continue reading

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Poem – Letter

You can see it already: chalks and ochers; Country crossed with a thousand furrow-lines; Ground-level rooftops hidden by the shrubbery; Sporadic haystacks standing on the grass; Smoky old rooftops tarnishing the landscape; A river (not Cayster or Ganges, though: A … Continue reading

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Poem – A Sunset

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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