12/07/2004

" La belle dame sans merci " de John Keats (1795-1821)

Ah, what can ail thee, wretched wight,
    Alone and palely loitering;
The sedge is wither'd from the lake,
    And no birds sing.

Ah, what can ail thee, wretched wight,
    So haggard and so woe-begone?
The squirrel's granary is full,
    And the harvest's done.

I see a lily on thy brow,
    With anguish moist and fever dew;
And on thy cheek a fading rose
    Fast withereth too.

I met a lady in the meads
    Full beautiful, a faery's child;
Her hair was long, her foot was light,
    And her eyes were wild.

I set her on my pacing steed,
    And nothing else saw all day long;
For sideways would she lean, and sing
    A faery's song.

I made a garland for her head,
    And bracelets too, and fragrant zone;
She look'd at me as she did love,
    And made sweet moan.

She found me roots of relish sweet,
    And honey wild, and manna dew;
And sure in language strange she said,
    I love thee true.

She took me to her elfin grot,
    And there she gaz'd and sighed deep,
And there I shut her wild sad eyes--
    So kiss'd to sleep.

And there we slumber'd on the moss,
    And there I dream'd, ah woe betide,
The latest dream I ever dream'd
    On the cold hill side.

I saw pale kings, and princes too,
    Pale warriors, death-pale were they all;
Who cry'd--"La belle Dame sans merci
    Hath thee in thrall!"

I saw their starv'd lips in the gloam
    With horrid warning gaped wide,
And I awoke, and found me here
    On the cold hill side.

And this is why I sojourn here
    Alone and palely loitering,
Though the sedge is wither'd from the lake,
    And no birds sing.


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autre version du poème de keats bjr
je préfère la version d'Avril 1819

O what can ail thee, Knight-at-arms,"
Alone and palely loitering;
The sedge is wither'd from the lake,
And no birds sing.
il est d'ailleur rare de lire celle que vous avez mis en ligne, et je vous en remercie
alain rennes

Écrit par : alain rennes | 03/12/2004

La Belle Dame sans Merci en musique Bonjour,
La Belle Dame sans Merci mis en musique par LAMIA, en écoute sur le site du groupe
http://www.myspace.fr/lamiaxix
Bonne écoute

Écrit par : Lamia | 25/05/2009

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