Who is Charles Marie Rene Leconte De Lisle

Charles Marie René Leconte de Lisle (French: [ʃaʁl maʁi ʁəne ləkɔ̃t də lil]; 22 October 1818 – 17 July 1894) was a French poet of the Parnassian movement. He is traditionally known by his surname only, Leconte de Lisle.

Biography Leconte de Lisle was born on the French overseas island of La Réunion, in the Indian Ocean. He spent his childhood there and later in Brittany. Among his friends in those years was the musician Charles Bénézit. His father, an army surgeon, who brought him up with great severity, sent him to travel in the East Indies with a view to preparing him for a business career. However, after returning from this journey, the young man preferred to complete his education in Rennes, Brittany, specializing in Greek, Italian a...
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Charles Marie Rene Leconte De Lisle Poems

  • Le Vase
    Reçois, pasteur des boucs et des chèvres frugales,
    Ce vase enduit de cire, aux deux anses égales.
    Avec l'odeur du bois récemment ciselé,
    Le long du bord serpente un lierre entremêlé...
  • Kléarista
    Kléarista s'en vient par les blés onduleux
    Avec ses noirs sourcils arqués sur ses yeux bleus,
    Son front étroit coupé de fines bandelettes,
    Et, sur son cou flexible et blanc comme le lait,...
  • Le Sommeil De Leïlah.
    Ni bruits d'aile, ni sons d'eau vive, ni murmures ;
    La cendre du soleil nage sur l'herbe en fleur,
    Et de son bec furtif le bengali siffleur
    Boit, comme un sang doré, le jus des mangues mûres....
  • Vénus De Milo
    Marbre sacré, vêtu de force et de génie,
    Déesse irrésistible au port victorieux,
    Pure comme un éclair et comme une harmonie,
    Ô Vénus, ô beauté, blanche mère des Dieux !...
  • L'agonie D'un Saint
    Les moines, à pas lents, derrière le Prieur
    Qui portait le ciboire et les huiles mystiques,
    Rentrèrent, deux à deux, au cloître intérieur,
    Troupeau d'ombres, le long des arcades gothiques....
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Michel Dubois: About 60 years ago, at school, I translated a poem by Leconte de Lisle. According to me at the time, the title was 'The red planet', which is called Sahil; my rendition of the first lines was:
Across the wasted continents
The drowsy waves still swell..."
And the last -
"Sahil shall bleed
Until its red can never bleed again."
Does anyone know where I might find a copy of the original version?

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