Alphonse de Lamartine

(1790 - / Mâcon, Burgundy)

Biography of Alphonse de Lamartine

Alphonse de Lamartine poet

Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Lamartine (French: [alfɔ̃s də lamaʁtin]; 21 October 1790 – 28 February 1869) was a French writer, poet and politician who was instrumental in the foundation of the Second Republic and the continuation of the Tricolore as the flag of France. Updates

The West

The sea grew silent like a seething bowl
That falls as the flame dwindles; backward led
Her waves still fuming in their wrath did roll
As seeking sleep in her unfathomed bed;

And the spent sun-star in his cloudy race
Stayed on the waves a rayless orb that sank,
Then plunged one half of his ensanguined face,
A flaming ship that the horizon drank;

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