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Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo: Lilas (poème)

 

Lilas

Ce n’est pas seulement l’annonce printanière
en cette terre où l’arbre a toujours sa verdure
et dédie à l’amour fleuri de la lumière
sa cime qui résiste à la grande froidure,

ni l’union au bleu rose des crépuscules
du mauve parfumé qui jaillit de ta sève,
que m’apportent, ce soir, tes primes panicules,
ô lilas où la nuit fait retentir son rêve !

Plus encor, la saison ranime en ma mémoire
les plaisirs que j’avais sous ta frondaison noire
à deviser avec mes amis en-allés !

Et suscitée, hélas ! par ta seule venue,
ma jeunesse surgit, découronnée et nue,
de ton ombre où j’entends quels appels désolés !

Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo
(1901? 1903? – 1937)
Lilas (poème)

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