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French Poems | Examples of French Poetry

French Poems - Examples of all types of french poetry to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for french.
Marie of Ecosse
Sound of a song softly sung rose in the air and through windows Barred to let air and light in and little else. A lament sung in Gaelic tongue foreign to ears used to French, But its meaning...Read More
Categories: french, abuse, anger, conflict, fear,
Form: Ballad

Premium Member Montmartre Memories
I confess that these are false memories as I’ve never been to the Paris’ and it’s arrondissements, and these days, I avoid air travel what with climate change. Yet the name evokes places and times which filled my imagination with...Read More
Categories: conflict, french, memory, war,
Form: Free verse
Sorrento Cabernet
Merquiene a nutty layered Chocolate filled layered Cake With whipped cream and dried fruits. Soaked in orange liquer. With a thin blueberry tart or thin blueberry pie. The Trophy of the Gods A Night of Championship Encounters. Wines and desserts. After a day of hickory and mesquites. Might the...Read More
Categories: abortion, art, drink, french,
Form: Classicism
To Civilized French Folks
The last page of the rain's travelogue reads: The earth's stained with your "human rights" and deeds. No comments, please!...Read More
Categories: french, humanity, people,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member French Food as Art
The French have a reputation for combining food with art – with more emphasis on art than food, and causing many to leave the dining table still hungry. (The reason your pangs will not subside is the tiny portions...Read More
Categories: art, food, french,
Form: Light Verse

A Collection of Sentiments
A Collection of Sentiments To the whole world: I hope for thou and pray there’s still good left Yet no matter how low my expectations go, Thou still manage to disappoint me. Sometimes I see a light out in...Read More
Categories: 11th grade, french, friend,
Form: Free verse
Reminiscence In reminiscence Why am I now, and not then? C’est d’un autre sang...Read More
Categories: 11th grade, french, history,
Form: Haiku
Mississippi Masala
Hair as long as the Mississippi River, Eyes as dark as a bayou on a moonless night, kiss as sweet as a honeysuckle flower, and as dangerous as a rattlesnake bite. She's a southern sinful delight. Baptized by...Read More
Categories: culture, deep, desire, french,
Form: Rhyme
Paul Valery translation of The Graveyard by the Sea
This is my modern English translation of Paul Valéry's poem “Le cimetière marin” (“The graveyard by the sea”). Valéry was buried in the seaside cemetery evoked in his best-known poem. From the vantage of the...Read More
Categories: death, french, grave, obituary,
Form: Free verse
Eiffel Tower
Tenu pasand ay vada shower Tayra vaday size da tower Chad day jaan kuryan de Pakt powdr vali puryan de Qsai vali chaqu churyn de Khon kharaby nai kuj labda Dunya fani rahay nam rabda.....Read More
Categories: french, change, character, corruption, cry,
Form: Rhyme
all of a sudden everything is much easier
it's as light as snow, the steep hill when the sun rises must not move a finger, obedient child, the earth wears its white feathery garment, putrefied by the wet tears, no need to raise up my ...Read More
Categories: french, 7th grade, allah, appreciation,
Form: Free verse
Epic Limerick
There once was a girl named Sabine The cutest one I’d ever seen She had curly hair And a teddy named Bear And her bedroom was perfectly clean. Sabine had a brother named Jude, A generally radical dude, Who liked to play...Read More
Categories: french, bird, cat, children, family,
Form: Limerick
Stephane Mallarme translations
These are my modern English translations of sonnets by the French poet Stephane Mallarme. The Tomb of Edgar Poe by Stéphane Mallarmé loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch Transformed into himself by Death, at last, the Bard unsheathed his Art’s...Read More
Categories: eulogy, extended metaphor, french,
Form: Sonnet
Hugo Victor
A judge ruled a man is not cursed By the name by which he was nursed So his wife's not to blame That his friends cause him shame When she tells them all, "Hugo first!"...Read More
Categories: french, humor, relationship,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Translation of Si la vie demande ca by the Groupe NATIVE
Translated: Si la vie demande ça by Laura and Chris Mayne by T. Wignesan. If Life would not wish it otherwise [Note: The two sister French Caribbean-Martinique Black “Blues” Swan : Laura and Chris MAYNE (lyrics...Read More
Categories: 7th grade, french, heartbroken,
Form: Dramatic Monologue

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