Enamels and Cameos and Other Poems

AFFINITY A PANTHEISTIC MADRIGAL On an ancient temple gleaming, Two great blocks of marble high Thrice a thousand years lay dreaming Dreams against an Attic sky Set within one silver whiteness, Two wave tears for Venus shed, Two fair pearls of orient brightness, Through the waste of water sped In the Generalife s fresh closes, By a Moorish light illumed, Two delicious, teAFFINITY A PANTHEISTIC MADRIGAL On an ancient temple gleaming, Two great blocks of marble high Thrice a thousand years lay dreaming Dreams against an Attic sky Set within one silver whiteness, Two wave tears for Venus shed, Two fair pearls of orient brightness, Through the waste of water sped In the Generalife s fresh closes, By a Moorish light illumed, Two delicious, tender roses By a fountain met and bloomed In the balm of May s bright weather, Where the domes of Venice rise, Lighted on Love s nest together Two pale doves from azure skies
Enamels and Cameos and Other Poems AFFINITY A PANTHEISTIC MADRIGAL On an ancient temple gleaming Two great blocks of marble high Thrice a thousand years lay dreaming Dreams against an Attic sky Set within one silver whiteness Two wav

  • Title: Enamels and Cameos and Other Poems
  • Author: Théophile Gautier
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  • Page: 499
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    About the Author

    Théophile Gautier

    Pierre Jules Th ophile Gautier 1811 1872 was a French poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist, and literary critic In the 1830 Revolution, he chose to stay with friends in the Doyenn district of Paris, living a rather pleasant bohemian life He began writing poetry as early as 1826 but the majority of his life was spent as a contributor to various journals, mainly for La Presse, which also gave him the opportunity for foreign travel and meeting many influential contacts in high society and in the world of the arts, which inspired many of his writings including Voyage en Espagne 1843 , Tr sors d Art de la Russie 1858 , and Voyage en Russie 1867 He was a celebrated abandonn e of the Romantic Ballet, writing several scenarios, the most famous of which is Giselle His prestige was confirmed by his role as director of Revue de Paris from 1851 1856 During this time, he became a journalist for Le Moniteur universel, then the editorship of influential review L Artiste in 1856 His works include Albertus 1830 , La Com die de la Mort 1838 , Une Larme du Diable 1839 , Constantinople 1853 and L Art Moderne 1856

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    • Gabrielle Dubois said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 18:10 PM

      Words like you have never read them! My dear and revered Theophile Gautier is the greatest poet ever. That's it! Poetry can only be read in the language it's been written. However, even though you don't understand French, the music of the words might be audible, if you're lucky or musician! Let's listen to:La rose thé by Théophile Gautier."La plus délicate des rosesEst, à coup sûr, la rose-thé.Son bouton aux feuilles mi-closesDe carmin à peine est teinté.On dirait une rose blancheQu'aura [...]

    • rebecca said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 18:10 PM

      « La petite Marie est morte,Et son cercueil est si peu longQu'il tient sous le bras qui l'emporteComme un étui de violon. »– Les Joujoux de la morte« Rhamsès, un jour mon bloc superbe,Où l'éternité s'ébréchait,Roula fauché comme un brin d'herbe,Et Paris s'en fit un hochet. »– Nostalgies d'obélisques« Le monde est méchant, ma petite :Avec son sourire moqueurIl dit qu'à ton côté palpiteUne montre en place du coeur.– Pourtant ton sein ému s'élèveEt s'abaisse comme la mer, [...]

    • Dina Rahajaharison said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 18:10 PM

      "Elle tressaille à mon approche, / Et son regard, triste et charmant, / Sur le mien d'un air de reproche, / Se fixe douloureusement."

    • Louis said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 18:10 PM

      Une poésie d'une grande fraîcheur, finement ciselée, qui chante la nature, la beauté et les souvenirs dans des octosyllabes très vivants, où la personnification est reine. J'ai particulièrement apprécié «Le château des souvenirs», où la mémoire est représentée par un vieux château: l'approche, l'entrée, la galerie de tableaux; «Étude de mains», où sont décrites successivement la main de marbre d'une sculpture classique et celle du truand Lacenaire, conservée dans le formo [...]

    • Theo said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 18:10 PM

      This was a disappointing collection, as I have enjoyed Gautier's fiction in translation, as well as some poems I've come across in other anthologies. The translator for this edition was Agnes Lee, and I'm not sure who's at fault here, but these poems were dull, in a style that I believe was archaic at the time of publication (1906), that sapped any life these poems may have had in their original language. I would recommend avoiding this freely available version at all costs, and look for a bett [...]

    • Quicksilver Quill said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 18:10 PM

      Enamels and Cameos is a nice collection of poems by Gautier. There are fragrances of the exotic here, meditations on beauty and visions of phantasms; marble statues, paintings, flowers, luxuries and carnivals. It's easy to surrender yourself to these heady poetic perfumes!

    • Emmanuel Wallart said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 18:10 PM

      Théophile Gautier est un véritable génie des mots. A lire absolument, et laissez vous bercer.

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