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Please recommend some French poems for a beginner like me!

I love poetry, and I think that I should start reading some in French to improve my French. Please recommend some! Thanks.

August 25, 2015

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I really like this poem which I heard for the first time in a French class many years ago:

http://allpoetry.com/Le-Pont-Mirabeau-%7BFrench%7D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEA6cby_0dE

August 25, 2015

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Thank you for the recommendations! I really like the poem Le Pont Mirabeau!

August 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/oskalingo

Here are links to volunteer readings of works by three famous 19th century French poets:

August 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

I believe Fanfiction.net has poetry on it's filter, as well as French. You might try there. I can't guarantee quality though.

August 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Elizabeth261736

You might be interested in some tongue-twisters too.

Le pêcher empêche le pêcheur de pêcher.

The peach tree prevents the fisherman from fishing.

August 25, 2015

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Elizabeth261736, I will try the tongue twister. TOF61350, merci pour le poème.

August 25, 2015

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Elizabeth261736, do you know more poems by the author of Le Pont Mirabeau?

August 25, 2015

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I posted this link to your other post also.

http://www.poetica.fr/categories/guillaume-apollinaire/

August 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Dr.Dex

I know this poem since CM2 (french 5th grade), L'Albatros, de Charles Beaudelaire

http://poesie.webnet.fr/lesgrandsclassiques/poemes/charles_baudelaire/l_albatros.html

August 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/chris12204

Try french national anthem

Then find an English song and that what you've learned so far and sing it in french

August 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TOF61350

L'autre qu'on adorait, qu'on cherchait sous la pluie

L'autre qu'on devinait au détour d'un regard

Entre les mots, entre les lignes et sous le fard

D'un serment maquillé qui s'en va faire sa nuit

Avec le temps tout s'évanouit

August 25, 2015

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Thank you very much, Dr.Dex, oskalingo, and Elizabeth261736!

August 26, 2015
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