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Paul Valéry: Baignée

 

Baignée

Un fruit de chair se baigne en quelque jeune vasque,
(Azur dans les jardins tremblants) mais hors de l’eau,
Isolant la torsade aux puissances de casque,
Luit le chef d’or que tranche à la nuque un tombeau.

Éclose la beauté par la rose et l’épingle !
Du miroir même issue où trempent ses bijoux,
Bizarres feux brisés dont le bouquet dur cingle
L’oreille abandonnée aux mots nus des flots doux.

Un bras vague inondé dans le néant limpide
Pour une ombre de fleur à cueillir vainement
S’effile, ondule, dort par le délice vide,

Si l’autre, courbé pur sous le beau firmament,
Parmi la chevelure immense qu’il humecte,
Capture dans l’or simple un vol ivre d’insecte.

Paul Valéry
(1871-1945)
Baignée
Poème
Album de vers anciens

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