poet Andre Marie de Chenier

Andre Marie de Chenier

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André Marie Chénier was a French poet, associated with the events of the French Revolution of which he was a victim. His sensual, emotive poetry marks him as one of the precursors of the Romantic movement. His career was brought to an abrupt end when he was guillotined for alleged "crimes against the state", just three days before the end of the Reign of Terror. Chénier's life has been the subject of Umberto Giordano's opera Andrea Chénier and other works of art.


He was born in the Galata district (today Karaköy neighborhood) of Constantinople. His father, Louis Chénier, a native of Languedoc, after twenty years in the Levant as a cloth-merchant, was ... more »

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Best Poem of Andre Marie de Chenier

Fille Du Vieux Pasteur

Fille du vieux pasteur, qui d'une main agile
Le soir emplis de lait trente vases d'argile,
Crains la génisse pourpre, au farouche regard,
Qui marche toujours seule et qui paît à l'écart.
Libre, elle lutte et fuit, intraitable et rebelle.
Tu ne presseras point sa féconde mamelle,
A moins qu'avec adresse un de ses pieds lié
Sous un cuir souple et lent ne demeure plié.

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