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by Paul Verlaine (1844 - 1896)

Ô la rivière dans la rue !
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ô la rivière dans la rue !
Fantastiquement apparue
Derrière un mur haut de cinq pieds,
Elle roule sans un murmure
Son onde opaque et pourtant pure,
Par les faubourgs pacifiés.

La chaussée est très large, en sorte
Que l'eau jaune comme une morte
Dévale ample et sans nuls espoirs
De rien refléter que la brume,
Même alors que l'aurore allume
Les cottages jaunes et noirs.

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This text was added to the website: 2012-02-04
Line count: 12
Word count: 66