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Et cependant sur les côtes

Language: French (Fran├žais)

Et cependant sur les côtes
On songe encore à ces hôtes
De l'inconnu,
Partis, dans l'eau qui frissonne,
Pour cette ombre dont personne
N'est revenu.

C'était l'enfant ! C'était l'homme !
On les appelle, on les nomme
Dans les maisons,
Le soir, quand brille le phare,
Et quand la flamme s'effare
Sur les tisons.

L'un dit : -- En août, j'espère,
Ils reviendront tous, Jean, Pierre,
Jacques, Louis ;
Quand la vigne sera mûre ; ... --
Et le vent des nuits murmure :
Évanouis !

L'autre dit : -- Dans les tempêtes
Regardez bien, et leurs têtes
On les voit quand le soir tombe.
Toute vague est une tombe
D'où sort un front. --


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