Emile Verhaeren

(21 May 1855 – 27 November 1916 / St Amands / Belgium)

Au bord du quai


Et qu'importe d'où sont venus ceux qui s'en vont,
S'ils entendent toujours un cri profond
Au carrefour des doutes !
Mon corps est lourd, mon corps est las,
Je veux rester, je ne peux pas ;
L'âpre univers est un tissu de routes
Tramé de vent et de lumière ;
Mieux vaut partir, sans aboutir,
Que de s'asseoir, même vainqueur, le soir,
Devant son oeuvre coutumière,
Avec, en son coeur morne, une vie
Qui cesse de bondir au-delà de la vie.

Submitted: Friday, August 03, 2012
Edited: Friday, August 03, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Au bord du quai by Emile Verhaeren )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. गोरबो इसिँनिफ्राइ -50, Ronjoy Brahma
  2. Woman's relation matters, Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  3. Altar Of Twilight, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  4. alone! ! !, SALINI NAIR
  5. Grace, Jacque Hardison
  6. Conjure The Music, Margaret Alice Second
  7. गोरबो इसिँनिफ्राइ -49, Ronjoy Brahma
  8. Inner Beauty Growing, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  9. A Baby Hurt, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  10. Brewster's, RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Poem of the Day

poet Sir Walter Scott

The moon's on the lake, and the mist's on the brae,
And the Clan has a name that is nameless by day;
Then gather, gather, gather Grigalach!
Gather, gather, gather Grigalach!

...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]