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"Le spectre de la rose", oil on canvas, 30X30 cm

I was hearing at the melodies : "Les nuits d'été", from french composer Hector Berlioz. I am particulary in love with the poem : "Le spectre de la rose", by Théophile Gautier. The poem and music were written in the XIXe century, the apogee of french romantism.


Soulève ta paupière close
Qu’effleure un songe virginal ;
Je suis le spectre d’une rose
Que tu portais hier au bal.
Tu me pris encore emperlée
Des pleurs d’argent de l’arrosoir,
Et parmi la fête étoilée
Tu me promenas tout le soir.

Ô toi qui de ma mort fus cause,
Sans que tu puisses le chasser
Toute la nuit mon spectre rose
A ton chevet viendra danser.
Mais ne crains rien, je ne réclame
Ni messe, ni De Profundis ;
Ce léger parfum est mon âme
Et j’arrive du paradis.

Mon destin fut digne d’envie :
Pour avoir un trépas si beau,
Plus d’un aurait donné sa vie,
Car j’ai ta gorge pour tombeau,
Et sur l’albâtre où je repose
Un poète avec un baiser
Écrivit : « Ci-gît une rose
Que tous les rois vont jalouser »

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Le spectre de la rose - from the romantic poem of Theophile Gautier (2016)

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  • Oil painting, Canvas
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  • Size: 11.81 × 11.81 × 0.79 in (unframed) / 11.81 × 11.81 in (actual image size)
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