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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Le Faune
By Paul Verlaine (1844–1896)
 
Translation of Gertrude Hall

AN ANCIENT terra-cotta Faun,
  A laughing note in ’mid the green,
Grins at us from the central lawn,
  With secret and sarcastic mien.
 
It is that he foresees, perchance,        5
  A bad end to the moments dear,
That with gay music and light dance
  Have led us, pensive pilgrims, here.
 
 
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