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Dans La King James Bible, le 46° mot du 46° Psaume (on oublie l'indication musicale, selah) en partant du début du psaume est shake; le 46° mot en partant de la fin du psaume (en omettant encore selah) est spear – et malgré cette absence du 'e', certains...

The other two, slight air and purging fire,Are both with thee, wherever I abide;The first my thought, the other my desire,These present-absent with swift motion slide. For when these quicker elements are goneIn tender embassy of love to thee,My life,...

Loin, peut-être... If the dull substance of my flesh were thought,Injurious distance should not stop my way;For then despite of space I would be brought,From limits far remote, where thou dost stay. No matter then although my foot did standUpon the farthest...

'Life is but a walking shadow' Macneth Acte 5. scène 5. When most I wink, then do mine eyes best see, For all the day they view things unrespected;But when I sleep, in dreams they look on thee,And darkly bright, are bright in dark directed. Then thou,...

That thou hast her it is not all my grief,And yet it may be said I loved her dearly;That she hath thee is of my wailing chief,A loss in love that touches me more nearly. Loving offenders thus I will excuse ye:Thou dost love her, because thou know'st I...

Those pretty wrongs that liberty commits,When I am sometime absent from thy heart,Thy beauty, and thy years full well befits,For still temptation follows where thou art. Gentle thou art, and therefore to be won,Beauteous thou art, therefore to be assailed;And...

Take all my loves, my love, yea take them all;What hast thou then more than thou hadst before?No love, my love, that thou mayst true love call;All mine was thine, before thou hadst this more. Then, if for my love, thou my love receivest,I cannot blame...

La Tour de Babel de Bruegel. (une des trois tours du Flamand, peinte en 1563) Comme l’interprète imparfait d’une page que la crainte des mots emmène à l’envers du sens des rimes toutes gonflées de rage que le poète a rythmé dans ses vers, moi aussi je...

Pourquoi pas une cascade d'Islande (une de celles de la Skaga) O! how thy worth with manners may I sing,When thou art all the better part of me?What can mine own praise to mine own self bring?And what is't but mine own when I praise thee?Even for this,...