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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.

You will find the full text of the poems accompanied by the audio on my website FrenchToday.com as well as much more audio material such as The Easy French Poetry Readings and Analysis series, Classic French Tales, French Verb Drills, reachable audio novels...

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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.

You will find the full text of the poems accompanied by the audio on my website FrenchToday.com as well as much more audio material such as The Easy French Poetry Readings and Analysis series, Classic French Tales, French Verb Drills, reachable audio novels...

    "Spleen" de Charles Baudelaire

    "Spleen" de Charles Baudelaire

    Ce poème est écrit en Alexandrins, donc le rythme est très important,...

    • 6 min
    "Dans la Forêt Sans Heures" de Jules Supervielle

    "Dans la Forêt Sans Heures" de Jules Supervielle

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

    • 2 min
    "Les Colchiques" de Guillaume Appollinaire

    "Les Colchiques" de Guillaume Appollinaire

    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...

    • 4 min
    "L'Abeille" de Paul Valéry

    "L'Abeille" de Paul Valéry

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

    "À Une Passante" de Charles Baudelaire

    "À Une Passante" de Charles Baudelaire

    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....

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

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

    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.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

emmahyw ,

Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!! <3

I just started learning French not long ago, and this podcast caught my eye: the beauty of poem, and the careful interpretation with the targeted audience (French beginner) in mind get mixed wonderfully. Thank you!

Princessroja ,

Wonderful Learning Tool

As a student trying hard to learn how to not only pass tests but actually understand the language, it is incredibly difficult to find listening exercises geared towards the intermediate student. There are plenty of things for advanced students, but it is discouraging to listen only to those since I can't understand much of them anyway! These podcasts provide a way for me to build listening skills and confidence with something that is slightly challenging yet not wholly beyond my grasp!

Emmjaepenniman ,

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A great podcast for French language learners

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