Tristan Corbiere

(1845-1875 / France)

Tristan Corbiere
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Tristan Corbière (18 July 1845 – 1 March 1875), born Édouard-Joachim Corbière, was a French poet born in Coat-Congar, Ploujean, near Morlaix in Brittany, where he lived most of his life and where he died.

His mother Marie-Angélique-Aspasie Puyo, 19 years old at the time of his birth, belonged to one of the most prominent families of the local bourgeoisie. His father was Antoine-Édouard Corbière, known for his best-selling novel Le Négrier.

During his schooling at the Imperial Lycée of Saint-Brieuc where he studied from 1858 until 1860, he fell prey to a deep depression, and, over several freezing winters, contracted the severe rheumatism which was to disfigure him ... more »

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Le Poete Et La Cigale

Un poète ayant rimé,
IMPRIMÉ
Vit sa Muse dépourvue
De marraine, et presque nue:
Pas le plus petit morceau
De vers ... ou de vermisseau.
Il alla crier famine
Chez une blonde voisine,
La priant de lui prêter
Son petit nom pour rimer.
(C'était une rime en elle)
—Oh! je vous paîrai, Marcelle,
Avant l'août, foi d'animal!
Intérêt et principal.—
La voisine est très prêteuse,
C'est son plus joli défaut:
—Quoi: c'est tout ce qu'il vous faut?
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Nuit et jour, à tout venant,
Rimez mon nom.... Qu'il vous plaise!
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