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Gautier, Theophile    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Theo, Le Bon
60 poems available by this author


AN INVITATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell me, pretty one, where will you sail?
Last Line: I'm afraid!
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Sailing & Sailors; Male-female Relations; Seamen; Sails


ART    Poem Text    
First Line: All things are doubly fair
Last Line: On the unyielding flint.
Subject(s): Art & Artists


ART    Poem Text    
First Line: All finest art is seen
Last Line: In stuff that will not yield!
Subject(s): Art & Artists


ART    Poem Text    
First Line: All things are doubly fair
Last Line: On the unyielding flint.
Subject(s): Art & Artists


ART       
First Line: Yes, artwork is better
Last Line: In the block that resists
Subject(s): Art And Artists


BARCAROLLE       
First Line: Dites, la jeune belle!'


BOAT SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell me, lovely girl
Last Line: "forelands of the heart."
Subject(s): Boats; Love


CARMEN       
First Line: Carmen is thin, her gypsy eyes
Last Line: Leaping out of the bitter sea


CARMEN       
First Line: Carmen is thin, with draggled locks


CARMEN       
First Line: Carmen is thin - a touch of blister
Last Line: Nude venus of the bitter deep


CHOC DE CAVALIERS       
First Line: Hier il m'a semble (sans doute j'etais ivre)


CHRISTMAS    Poem Text    
First Line: The heavens are black, the earth is white
Last Line: "sing to the shepherds, ""christ is born."
Subject(s): Christmas; Jesus Christ; Nativity, The


CLARIMONDE    Poem Text    
First Line: With elbow buried in the downy pillow
Last Line: Thou owest to me?
Subject(s): Death; Love - Loss Of; Solitude; Dead, The; Loneliness


DEPARTURE OF THE SWALLOWS       
First Line: The rain-drops plash, and the dead leaves fall


DESOLATION    Poem Text    
First Line: In the forest bleak and lonely
Last Line: Come and sing above my tomb!
Subject(s): Birds; Death; Desolation; Graves; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


DON JUAN       
First Line: Heureux adolescents dont le coeur s'ouvre
Subject(s): Don Juan


ESCURIAL       
First Line: Set as a challenge at the mountain's table


GOOD-BYE POETRY       
First Line: Go, fallen angel, let your bright wings close
Last Line: And place upon her brow a farewell kiss!


HER TOYS       
First Line: My little friend marie has died
Last Line: Toys that the angel has abandoned; %the cradle emptied in the tomb
Subject(s): Love


HIPPOPOTAMUS       
First Line: The broad-bellied hippopotamus


IN FUTURO    Poem Text    
First Line: E'en now, from mountain or from plain
Last Line: My heart shall mingle with the clod.
Subject(s): Coffins; Death; Future; Graves; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


INTERIORS    Poem Text    
First Line: When panels creak mysteriously swayed
Last Line: Begins, through heaven, his glorious course to run.


LA MELODIE ET L'ACCOMPAGNEMENT       
First Line: La beaute, dans la femme, est une melodie


LAST SIGH OF THE MOOR       
First Line: The cavalier who hastes the height to gain


LE MONDE EST MECHANT    Poem Text    
First Line: The world is malevolent dear
Last Line: What feeling and wit you display!
Subject(s): Earth; Man-woman Relationships; World; Male-female Relations


LE TRIOMPHE DE PETRARQUE, SELS.       
First Line: Let the flame be fed on the altar of the ideal
Last Line: And you will have on your forehead the crown and the star


LOVE AT SEA    Poem Text    
First Line: We are in love's land today
Last Line: Imitated from theophile gautier.
Subject(s): Love; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Wind; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


LOVE AT SEA       
First Line: We are in love's land today


MEDITATION    Poem Text    
First Line: O heart's fair innocence so quickly fled away
Last Line: The rose lives but an hour—the cypress many years.


MELANCHOLIE, SELS.       
First Line: The soul of bitterness, filled with disgust
Last Line: Blonde scattered locks across her shoulders curled
Subject(s): Art And Artists; Durer, Albrecht (1471-1528); Engraving And Engravers; Melancholy


NOTRE DAME       
First Line: Often at evening, when the summer sun
Subject(s): Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris


ON THE SIERRA    Poem Text    
First Line: I love the glorious mountains, proud and bleak
Last Line: So far from heaven, that sight of god is lost.
Subject(s): Mountains; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


POSTHUMOUS COQUETRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Let there be laid, when I am dead
Last Line: Pater and ave for my peace.
Subject(s): Funerals; Love; Vanity; Burials


RHYTHMIC VILLANELLE    Poem Text    
First Line: When warmth and sunshine come again
Last Line: Together found.


RIBEIRA       
First Line: Il est des coeurs epris du triste amour du


ROMANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Unto the land where fight and die
Last Line: Wait his return from hour to hour.


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: The butterflies that are the snow's own hue
Last Line: O blossom of my soul!
Subject(s): Butterflies; Desire; Flight; Insects; Love; Flying; Bugs


SPECTRE OF THE ROSE       
First Line: Those slumbering lids unclose, where pure dreams hover so light!


TERZA RIMA    Poem Text    
First Line: When michael angelo left the sistine dome
Last Line: O sublime blindness! O majestic fault!
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564); Sistine Chapel


TERZA RIMA    Poem Text    
First Line: From sixtus' fane, when michael angelo
Last Line: Blindness sublime! Inestimable fault!
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564); Sistine Chapel


THE BLIND MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: As haggard as an owl by day, / a blind man through the town doth stray
Last Line: Shall see distinctly in the tomb!
Subject(s): Blindness; Death; Visually Handicapped; Dead, The


THE CARAVAN    Poem Text    
First Line: In the world's waste the human caravan
Last Line: There, fainting pilgrim! Lie you down and rest.


THE CARAVAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Amid the world's sahara, by the path
Last Line: Lie down poor, breathless pilgrims, sleep at last!


THE CID AND THE JEW    Poem Text    
First Line: The cid, stern victor in each fight
Last Line: Entered a convent's gloom. Amen.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Hero-worship; Jews; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Judaism


THE CLOUD    Poem Text    
First Line: A cloud the far horizon scales
Last Line: Over her satin shoulder slim.
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Clouds; Mythology; Mythology - Classical


THE DOVES    Poem Text    
First Line: On yonder hillside, white with tombs
Last Line: But vanish at the break of day.
Subject(s): Doves; Dreams; Palm Trees; Nightmares


THE HELLESPONT    Poem Text    
First Line: Wave unto shore in an embrace
Last Line: Gives back my thought!
Subject(s): Dardanelles; Hellespont


THE PHANTOM OF THE ROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet lady, let your lids unclose
Last Line: "e'en kings are jealous of its bliss."
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses; Women


THE PINE OF THE LANDES    Poem Text    
First Line: As the long desert downs you pass between
Last Line: Like wounded soldier dying at his post.
Subject(s): Landes, France


THE SPECTRE OF THE ROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Your silken fringed lids unclose
Last Line: So blessed all kings may envy it.'
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses


THE SPECTURE OF THE ROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Those marble-lidded eyes unclose, / wake from thy sleep's angelic trance!
Last Line: "e'en kings might envy for its bliss!"
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses


THE STREAMLET    Poem Text    
First Line: A thread-like stream, that had its source
Last Line: Died in the lake's engulfing gloom!
Subject(s): Brooks; Streams; Creeks


THE TERRORS OF DEATH; WRITTEN ON THE WALLS OF A CARTHUSIAN MONASTERY    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou who dost pace this cloistered hall
Last Line: Of him whose life hath been too sweet!
Subject(s): Death; Future Life; Life; Dead, The; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


TO A PINK DRESS       
First Line: How I like you in that dress
Last Line: With a tunic of kisses


TO ZURBARAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Monks of zurbaran, ye carthusians white
Last Line: What you have done, say, would you do again?


TROIS PAYSAGISTES, SELS.       
First Line: But now the evening creeps down from the hills
Last Line: Corot, your modest name in the black corner
Subject(s): Art And Artists; Corot, Jean Baptiste Camille (1796-1875); Paintings And Painters


UNKNOWN SHORES       
First Line: Okay, my starsick beauty %blue jeans and tilting breasts
Last Line: I do not know of such! %but come, where will you go?
Subject(s): Travel


VARIATIONS SUR LE CARNAVAL DE VENISE       
First Line: Il est un vieil air populaire


WHAT THE SWALLOWS SAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Dry leaves drop silently and cover
Last Line: With swallows to eternal spring!
Subject(s): Migration; Swallows; Winter


WHAT THE SWALLOWS SAY, SELS.       
First Line: Leaves, not green but red and gold