Cecile Sauvage

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Cecile Sauvage was a French poet, married to the editor Pierre Messian, and mother to the later illustrious composer, Olivier Messian. She was never translated into English until now, as her work was relatively obscure. Her most prominent collections include “Le Vallon” (The Valley) and “L’Ame En Bourgeon” (The Budding Soul). “L’Ame En Bourgeon” was entirely devoted to her experience with motherhood and domesticity. She was born in 1883 and died in 1927 of consumption.