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This is an excellent idea. The speaker recites the poem slowly, then explains it line by line. This is followed by a discussion of the artistic aspects of the poem, a bit about the life of the poet, and finally, a repetition of the poem at a normal speed, with the speaker's interpretation of the rhythm, etc.
One nice thing about this poem is that it's one that is widely taught in French schools, so if you're not a native speaker, you'll be gaining a tiny bit in common with your French friends' cultural/childhood background.
The recording is entirely in French, so if you're an absolute beginner, you're not likely to be able to follow it. On the other hand, if you're at a B1/2 level or so, you shouldn't have any trouble (although you'll probably need a dictionary), and the recording comes with a PDF of the contents, so you can follow along in print if you're more comfortable with that, or if you're below B level. (I'm referring to the CEFR levels here.)
In sum, I enjoyed this recording, and learned things from it. It's worth your time!
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