Joseph Autran


Joseph Autran
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Joseph Autran was a French poet.

Autran was born in Marseille. In 1832 he addressed an ode to Alphonse de Lamartine, who was then at Marseille on his way to the East. Lamartine persuaded the young man's father to allow him to follow his poetic instinct, and Autran became Lamartine's faithful disciple from then on.

His best known work is La Mer (1835), remodelled in 1852 as Les Poèmes de la mer. Ludibria ventis (1838) followed, and the success of these two volumes gained for Autran the librarianship of his native town.

His other most important work is his Vie rurale (1856), a series of pictures of peasant life. The Algerian campaigns inspired him with verses ... more »

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The Winds

People who storm of wild caves
Came out in fury,
On all sides we sow the ravages
And terror.

Go, God tells us that we unleashed,
And we will.
As we cut a reed oak
In the valleys.

The vast seas that separate worlds
Troubling the waters,
On the rocks we tear the air.
And vessels.

Come winter, through the branches
Withered wood,
Our long run murmuring eddies.
And long cries.

Noisily walking storms.
In the sky,
We mugissons and trumpets
Judgement.

Evening breezes, winds t'aube nascent
Weak and soft;
You do not ...

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