Les contemplations, v 2-2

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Author: Victor Hugo
Published: 1858
Language: French
Wordcount: 51,390 / 184 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 1,171
Added to site: 2009.08.30
mnybks.net#: 25149
Genre: Poetry
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IX

O souvenirs! printemps! aurore!
Doux rayon triste et réchauffant!
--Lorsqu'elle était petite encore,
Que sa soeur était tout enfant...--

Connaissez-vous sur la colline
Qui joint Montlignon à Saint-Leu,
Une terrasse qui s'incline
Entre un bois sombre et le ciel bleu?

C'est là que nous vivions.--Pénètre,
Mon coeur, dans ce passé charmant!--
Je l'entendais sous ma fenêtre
Jouer le matin doucement.

Elle courait dans la rosée,
Sans bruit, de peur de m'éveiller;
Moi, je n'ouvrais pas ma croisée,
De peur de la faire envoler.

Ses frères riaient...--Aube pure!
Tout chantait sous ces frais berceaux,
Ma famille avec la nature,
Mes enfants avec les oiseaux!--

Je toussais, on devenait brave;
Elle montait à petits pas,
Et me disait d'un air très-grave:

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