Chanson d'automne

Original Text: 

Representative French Poetry, ed. Victor E. Graham, 2nd edn. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1965): 95. From Poèmes saturniens, 1867 (Paysages tristes, v).

1Les sanglots longs
2Des violons
3De l'automne
4Blessent mon cœur
5D'une langueur
6Monotone.
7Tout suffocant
8Et blême, quand
9Sonne l'heure,
10Je me souviens
11Des jours anciens
12Et je pleure;
13Et je m'en vais
14Au vent mauvais
15Qui m'emporte
16Deçà, delà,
17Pareil à la
18Feuille morte.
RPO poem Editors: 
Victor E. Graham
Data entry: Sharine Leung
RPO Edition: 
2012
Special Copyright: 

Second edition copyright © 1965 University of Toronto Press. Reprinted with permission of the publisher, from which written permission must be obtained for any other edition or other means of reproduction.