Chanson d’automne

Song of Autumn

The long sobs
Of the violins
Of autumn
Stab my heart
With a monotone
All suffocated
And pale, when
The hour strikes,
I recall
Days of yore
And cry.
And I go
With tragic winds
That carry me
Here, there,
Like the Dead Leaf

The French poet, Symbolist leader, and Decadent Paul-Marie Verlaine was born in Metz, Northeast France on March 30, 1844. His family moved to Paris in 1851, where he was enrolled in the lycée. In 1862, he received his bachelor’s degree, then following the wishes of his father, an infantry captain, entered civil service.


. is a student and a writer who would rather remain a mystery.