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Des portes du matin l'amante de Céphale

Language: French (Français)

Des portes du matin l'amante de Céphale
Ses roses épandait dans le milieu des airs,
Et jetait sur les lieux nouvellement ouverts
Ces traits d'or et d'azur qu'en naissant elle étale :

Quand la nymphe divine à mon repos fatale,
Apparut et brilla de tant d'attraits divers,
Qu'il semblait qu'elle seule éclairait l'univers 
Et remplissait de feux la rive orientale.

Le soleil se hâtant pour la gloire des cieux 
Vint opposer sa flamme à l éclat de ses yeux
Et prit tous les rayons dont l'Olympe se dore ;

L'onde la terre et l'air s'allumaient à l'entour :
Mais auprès de Philis on le prit pour l'Aurore,
Et l'on crut que Philis était l'astre du jour.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Revue hebdomadaire des Cours et Conférences, Quatrième Année -- Première Série (Novembre 1895 - Mars 1896), Paris, Librairie Lecène, Oudin, et Cie., page 738. No title is shown in this publication, but other editions show titles "Autre Sonnet" and "La belle matineuse".

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