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Solitary hotel

Language: English

Solitary hotel in mountain pass.
Autumn. Twilight. Fire lit.
In dark corner young man seated.
Young woman enters.
Restless. Solitary. She sits.
She goes to window. She stands.
She sits. Twilight. She thinks.
On solitary hotel-paper she writes.
She thinks. She writes. She sighs.
Wheels and hoofs. She hurries out.
He comes from his dark corner.
He seizes solitary paper.
He holds it towards fire.
Twilight. He reads. Solitary.
What? In sloping, upright and backhands.
Queen's hotel, Queen's hotel, Queen's ho-...


Translation(s): FRE

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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Hôtel solitaire", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:36
Line count: 16
Word count: 81

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Hôtel solitaire

Language: French (Français) after the English

Hôtel solitaire dans un col de montagnes.
Automne. Crépuscule. Feu allumé.
Dans coin sombre jeune homme assis.
Jeune femme entre.
Sans repos. Solitaire. Elle s'assoit.
Elle va à la fenêtre. Elle se lève.
Elle s'assoit. Crépuscule. Elle pense.
Sur papier hôtel solitaire elle écrit.
Elle pense. Elle écrit. Elle soupire.
Roues et sabots. Elle se hâte dehors.
Il sort de son coin sombre.
Il saisit papier solitaire.
Il le tient vers le feu.
Crépuscule. Il lit. Solitaire.
Quoi ? En écriture haute et penchée vers la gauche :
Queen's hotel, Queen's hotel, Queen's ho...


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Text added to the website: 2015-06-04.
Last modified: 2015-06-04 22:23:49
Line count: 16
Word count: 94