Maurice Carême

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Maurice Carême
Birthday
BirthplaceWavre, Belgium
Died
Nationality Belgium
Occupation
poet

Carême, Maurice

 

Born May 12, 1899, in Wavre. Belgian poet; writes in French.

Carême began publishing in the mid-1920’s with the collection of verses The Mansion (1926). Originally a teacher, he has devoted himself to literature since 1943. Pastoral scenes of his homeland, philosophical meditations, opposition to war, and love are Carême’s favorite themes. He also writes poetry and tales for children, fables, and parables and translates poetry. Several of his poems have links with folk songs and ballads. Carême has a life-affirming world view.

WORKS

Pierres de lune: Poèmes. Paris, 1968.
Le sablier. Brussels, 1969.
In Russian translation:
[“Stikhi.”] In the collection Stikhi bel’giiskikh poetov. Moscow, 1959.
[“Stikhi.”] In the collection Iz sovremennoi beVgiiskoi poezii. Moscow, 1965.
Stikhi dlia detei. Moscow, 1967.

REFERENCE

Charles, J. M. Carême … Choix de textes: Poèmes inédits. Bibliographie, portrait, fac-similé. [Paris, 1965].

M. N. VAKSMAKHER

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For example, the entry for the poet Maurice Careme states, "Many musicians in addition to Poulenc set his poetry to music," but (contrary to the assertion in the introduction that the encyclopedia is completely cross-referenced) the specific setting by Poulenc, "La court paille," is not cited.
Francis Poulenc: "Ba, be, bi, bo, bu," from La courte paille Poetry by Maurice Careme
Ba, be, bi, bo, bu" from Poulenc's 1960 song cycle La courte paille on children's poems by Belgian poet Maurice Careme is a short but useful song in training vocal articulation and expression as well as singing chromatic lines.