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Emile Verhaeren

(21 May 1855 – 27 November 1916 / St Amands / Belgium)

Poems of Emile Verhaeren

The Cathedral Of Rheims

He who walks through the meadows of Champagne
At noon in Fall, when leaves like gold appear,
Sees it draw near
Like some great mountain set upon the plain,
From radiant dawn until the close of day,
Nearer it grows
To him who goes
Across the country. When tall towers lay
Their shadowy pall

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