Easy French Poetry-logo

Easy French Poetry

Language Learning

Bonjour à tous and welcome to Easy French Poetry where I read some of the most Classic French Poems. I will read them twice: once slowly - so you may repeat after me - and once at a more natural reading pace. I will sometimes also talk about the life of the author, explain the vocabulary or do an analysis of the text using simple, everyday French.

Bonjour à tous and welcome to Easy French Poetry where I read some of the most Classic French Poems. I will read them twice: once slowly - so you may repeat after me - and once at a more natural reading pace. I will sometimes also talk about the life of the author, explain the vocabulary or do an analysis of the text using simple, everyday French.

Location:

Plouézec, France

Description:

Bonjour à tous and welcome to Easy French Poetry where I read some of the most Classic French Poems. I will read them twice: once slowly - so you may repeat after me - and once at a more natural reading pace. I will sometimes also talk about the life of the author, explain the vocabulary or do an analysis of the text using simple, everyday French.

Twitter:

@frenchtoday

Language:

English

Contact:

2 Bis Route des Islandais Plouézec, France 22470 (+33) 9 72 14 76 68


Episodes

"Voyelles" d'Arthur Rimbaud

11/8/2011
C'est le premier poème rimbaldien qui utilise l'association comme principe d'écriture

Duration:00:04:53

"Dans la Forêt Sans Heures" de Jules Supervielle

9/19/2011
À l'écart du mouvement surréaliste, la poésie de Supervielle est humaine, souvent inspirée par le monde qui nous entourre et la nature.

Duration:00:02:15

"Les Colchiques" de Guillaume Appollinaire

2/14/2011
Poète et théoricien de l'Esprit nouveau, ses oeuvres annoncent déjà surréalisme. Dans ce poème, la femme est associée à une fleur des champs, la colchique. Mais la colchique est vénéneuse, c'est donc un poison...

Duration:00:04:34

"Liberté" de Paul Eluard

11/11/2010
To commemorate Veterans Day, Eluard's famous poem "Freedom".

Duration:00:06:35

"Les Conquérants" de José Maria de Hérédia

9/23/2010
From the very end of the 19th century, this poem is the incarnation of The French "Parnasse" movement.

Duration:00:04:54

"L'Abeille" de Paul Valéry

8/20/2010
Paul Valéry croit que la poésie possède un pouvoir émotionnel qui peut être presque magique...

Duration:00:03:30

"À Une Passante" de Charles Baudelaire

5/20/2010
Au milieu d’une rue étourdissante, le poète croise du regard une femme qui passe et il est ébloui par sa beauté et sa noblesse. Quand elle disparaît tout à coup dans la foule, il devient découragé....

Duration:00:15:11

"Le Paresseux" de Marc Antoine Girard de Saint-Amant

5/1/2010
This poem in middle French, from the 17th century, is an hymn to indolence. Saint-Amant was a libertin poet, who enjoyed all the pleasures of life, liked to eat, drink, smoke and rest, as depicted in this poem.

Duration:00:04:08

"Quand Au Mouton Bêlant" d'André Chénier

4/14/2010
Born in 1762, André Chénier is sentenced to death by guillotine at 32 years old, as Robespierre imposes the Terror through France.

"Le Rameur" de Paul Valéry

4/1/2010
"Le Rameur" describes a man who is rowing on a beautiful river. All is calm and you can only hear the sounds of his oars. The images are gorgeous and so is the rhythm.

"Délie XXIV" de Maurice de Scève

2/23/2010
Published in 1544, Scève's "Délie, objet de plus haute vertu" is a cycle of 449 poems, an endless examination of the physical and spiritual pains of an impossible love.

"Le Chêne et le Roseau" de Jean de la Fontaine

2/2/2010
This fable tells a great story about a reed (which represent the people) and an all-mighty oak (representing the king)...

"La Maison Du Berger" d'Alfred de Vigny

6/1/2009
This 19th century poem, 336 verse long, is in fact very philosophical and talks about the human condition. Written in Alexandrines, the poet entices a woman (Èva) to leave urban life, and live in Nature (considered as God's creation) which fascinates him as much as it disgusts him..