Everything over-crosses, coincides, and cohabits. It is as useless for the disciple to try and imitate Romains, without having as much thought of his own, as it is for the tyro in words to try imitations of Jules Laforgue. The whole of great art is a struggle for communication.
Mais voici qu'un beau soir, infortunée à point, Elle meurt! The "Americans" will understand nothing whatsoever about it.
This statement has the perfectly simple order of words. After turning the pages of La Wallonie , perhaps after reading even this so brief excerpt, one is ready to see some sense in even so lyric a phrase as "temps doré, de ferveur et de belle confiance.
His complete poems with a preface by Verlaine in ' La Génie avec moi, serf, a fait des manières; Toi, jupe, fais frou-frou, sans t'inquièter pourquoi L'ardent soleil de Messidor fera jaunir Les tiges souples d'une forte poésie Qui dresseront leurs fiers épis vers l'avenir!