Alfred de Musset

(1810-1857 / France)

Poems of Alfred de Musset

1. Juana 9/14/2010
2. Song Of Fortunio 9/14/2010
3. To Saint-Beuve 9/14/2010

To Saint-Beuve

Friend, you have spoken well: in us, such as we are,
There frequently exists a certain flower
That blossoms, fades and from the heart its leaves are shed.
'In three quarters of mankind, you must understand,
A poet has died young who is outlived by the man.'
Well said, my friend - and a little too well said.

You didn't pay attention, lining out your thought,
That your pen made poetry then and there, unsought.

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