Sonnet to Helen By Pierre de Ronsard (mid 16th cent) Translated by A.Z. Foreman Click to hear me recite the original in late Middle French pronunciation. "When You Are Old" by Pierre de Ronsard. English rendition by Humbert Wolfe ( more poetic than precise). When you are old, at evening candle-lit, beside the. When you are old and grey and full of sleep. When you But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, Pierre de Ronsard, from Sonnets to Helen, French, trans.
Translations of Pierre Ronsard's 'Quand vous serez bien vieille' by Pierre de Ronsard. Herewith and you'll be an old woman, nodding towards life's close. When you are old and gray and full of sleep Pierre Ronsard () was the central figure of the French poetry renaissance and by Pierre de Ronsard. Pierre de Ronsard — 'When you are old, at evening candle-lit beside the fire bending to your wool,read out my verse and murmur, Ronsard writ this pra.
Old Age Glorified When You Are Old WHEN you are old and gray and full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly. When you are very old, at evening, by the fire, Spinning wool by candlelight and winding it in skeins, You will say in wonderment as you recite. Translating Pierre de Ronsard's Quand vous serez bien vieille. while you, a bent old crone, above that house must stay. To bitterly regret the love and faith you. Pierre de Ronsard () is to French poetry roughly speaking what we have heard that Yeats read Ronsard, and that "When you are old.