Victor Marie Hugo

(26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885 / Besancon / France)


He shines through history like a sun.
For thrice five years
He bore bright victory through the dun
King-shadowed spheres;
Proud Europe 'neath his law of might
Low-bowed the knee.
Thou, poor ape, hobble after aright,
Petit, petit!

Napoleon in the roar of fight,
Calm and serene,
Guided athwart the fiery flight
His eagle keen.
Upon Arcola bridge he trod,
And came forth free.
Come! here is gold; adore thy god,
Petit, petit!

Viennas were his lights-o-love,
He ravished them;
Blithely he seized brave heights above
By the iron hem;
Castles caught he by the curls,
His brides to be:
For thee here are the poor, pale girls.
Petit, petit!

He passed o'er mountains, deserts, plains,
Having in hand
The palm, the lightening, and the reins
Of every land;
Drunken, he tottered on the brink
Of deity.
Here is sweet blood! quick, run to the drink,
Petit, petit!

Then, when he fell, loosening the world,
The abysmal sea
Made wide here depths for him, down-hurled
By Liberty;
Th' archangel plunged from where he stood,
And earth breathed free.
Thou! drown thyself in thy own mud,
Petit, petit!

Submitted: Saturday, April 03, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Song by Victor Marie Hugo )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. A Thing of Beauty (Endymion), John Keats
  5. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  6. Inspiration, Henry David Thoreau
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Touched by an Angel, Maya Angelou
  9. The Greatest, Michael P. McParland
  10. It's Time to Fight, Sayeed Abubakar

Poem of the Day

poet Henry David Thoreau

Whate'er we leave to God, God does,
And blesses us;
The work we choose should be our own,
God leaves alone.

If with light head erect I sing,
...... Read complete »


Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Right direction, gajanan mishra
  2. Brother wept, hasmukh amathalal
  3. Not good to go with deaf ear, gajanan mishra
  4. TIME, Eugene Latumbo
  5. True to life, Cee Bea
  6. I Want to Hear You, Jeri Martindale
  7. With new ink, hasmukh amathalal
  8. An Example of unconditional love:, Gaurav Pandey
  9. It's Time to Fight, Sayeed Abubakar
  10. Lost and Found, michael hagwood
[Hata Bildir]