Treasure Island

Charles Cros

(1842-1888 / France)

A la plus belle


Nul ne l’a vue et, dans mon coeur,
Je garde sa beauté suprême ;
(Arrière tout rire moqueur !)
Et morte, je l’aime, je l’aime.

J’ai consulté tous les devins,
Ils m’ont tous dit : » C’est la plus belle !
Et depuis j’ai bu tous les vins
Contre la mémoire rebelle.

Oh ! ses cheveux livrés au vent !
Ses yeux, crépuscule d’automne !
Sa parole qu’encor souvent
J’entends dans la nuit monotone.

C’était la plus belle, à jamais,
Parmi les filles de la terre…
Et je l’aimais, oh ! je l’aimais
Tant, que ma bouche doit se taire.

J’ai honte de ce que je dis ;
Car nul ne saura ni la femme,
Ni l’amour, ni le paradis
Que je garde au fond de mon âme.

Que ces mots restent enfouis,
Oubliés, (l’oubliance est douce)
Comme un coffret plein de louis
Au pied du mur couvert de mousse.

Submitted: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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