French love poem in the original version. Certainly the most translated in the world... with a french audio voice! A short love poem totally international, translated into 409 languages from all around the world. So special, because it is printed with a mirror effect in my books, and so short that it was very easy to translate it in all languages.
One of the first French written poems is "The Life of St. Alexis" (1040). Then under the Capetian, will succeed it epics poems with "les chansons de geste" (chanson de Roland), lyrical poems with troubadours into oc language, then those of the troubadours in the oil language, and popular poetry (le roman de Renart). At the end of the Middle Ages the form of poetry took on greater importance (Machaut and especially Villon). In the "renaissance" a learned poetry which with Clément Marot become an humorous and personal poetry, Louise Labé and Maurice Scève represent the Lyon school. In the 17th which is first very classic with Malherbe (official poet of Henri 4), poetry is refined, the poet became an arranger of syllables rather than a prophet. The libertine current oriente work and poems of Theophile de Viau and st Amant. The age of Louis 14 is one of many classic works which include: Corneille, Racine, Molière, La Fontaine, La Bruyère, Fenelon, Boileau (head of a school of classical literature). In the 18th ((siècle des lumières) literature become, a literature of ideas (Voltaire, Rousseau, Montesquieu), encyclopedic (Buffon, Diderot), romance (Marivaux, Choderlos de Laclos, Bernardin de saint-Pierre), for poetry, only emerges A. Chénier. The 19th century will see Chateaubriand, Ms de Stael, the beginning of romanticism. Poetry will be represented by: Lamartine, Vigny, Hugo, Alfred de Musset, Nerval, Gautier, Leconte de Lisle. The end of the century will see a poetic revival with other French poets just as famous as: Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Verlaine. For Mallarmé, "poetry is a sacred language", and around him the Symbolist movement is created, Lautreamont is one of them. Apollinaire brings its originality, Paul Fort his ballads, Claudel the verbal essence, Peguy the patriotism. In the 20th century, we see the birth of a poetic liberation movement with Dadaism and surrealism of André Breton, Desnos, Eluard, Aragon, René Char. In the margins of Surrealism are poets who combine fantasy, irony and religious feeling (Cendrars, Reverdy). Cocteaux shines but asserted himself first as a poet, Henri Michaux sought a new verbal expression. The other French poets abound (St John Perse, Supervielle, Fargue). Aragon returns to lyrical themes, Jacques Prévert in his poems gives to objects poetic images, René Char practices verbal encounters. More recently we must cite as true great French poets, the troubadours, who are: Trénet, Brel, Brassens, Gainsbourg, and Nougaro among others.