Paul Verlaine Il Pleure dans mon Coeur. Paul Verlaine was born on March 30, 1844 and became one of the greatest and most popular of French poets. Born in Metz, he was educated in Paris and began a post in the civil service. He started writing poetry at an early age and his first collection, Poemes saturniens was published in 1867. Il Pleure dans mon Coeur: It is Crying Inside my Heart. Il.