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"Quand Vous Serez Bien Vieille" par Pierre de Ronsard | Learn French in DC and Online
Pierre de Ronsard wrote the sonnet “Quand Vous Serez Bien Vieille” in 1578 to taunt his 16 year old niece Hélène when she refused his amourous advances. Carpe Diem (“Seize the day”) was a very popular theme in the Renaissance, the period during which Ronsard was writing. Given the enormous artistic exchange between European nations … Continue reading “Quand Vous Serez Bien Vieille” par Pierre de Ronsard