Vœu d'un vanneur de blé, aux vents

Original Text: 

"Joachim Du Bellay," Representative French Poetry, ed. Victor E. Graham, 2nd edn. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1965): 9-10. From Divers jeux rustiques, iii, 1558.

2Qui d'æle passagere
3Par le monde volez,
4Et d'un sifflant murmure
5L'ombrageuse verdure
6Doulcement esbranlez,
7J'offre ces violettes,
8Ces lis, et ces fleurettes,
9Et ces roses icy,
10Ces vermeillettes roses,
11Tout freschement écloses,
12Et ces œilletz aussi.
13De votre doulce halaine
14Eventez ceste plaine,
15Eventez ce séjour;
17A mon blé, que je vanne
18A la chaleur du jour.

Notes

1] troppe: troupe. Back to Line
16] Cependant que: Pendant que.
ahanne: work away (ahan (ouf!) is the sort of involuntary gasp uttered as one strains at rhythmic physical work). Back to Line
RPO poem Editors: 
Victor E. Graham
Data entry: Sharine Leung
RPO Edition: 
2012
Rhyme: 
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.