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A prompt ‑ executive Bird is the Jay

Language: English

A prompt - executive Bird is the Jay -
Bold as a Bailiff’s Hymn -
Brittle and Brief in quality -
Warrant in every line -

Sitting a Bough like a Brigadier
Confident and straight -
Much is the mien of him in March
As a Magistrate -


Translation(s): FRE GER

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Confirmed with The Poems of Emily Dickinson, ed. R.W. Franklin, Volume 2, Cambridge, MA and London, England: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1998, Poem 1022 (Version C).


Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Sharon Krebs) , "Der Häher", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2014-08-28 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-08-28 11:58:19

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Le Geai est un oiseau prompt ‑‑ directif

Language: French (Français) after the English

Le Geai est un oiseau prompt -- directif --
Effronté comme un Hymne d'Huissier --
Cassant et Bref sont ses qualités --
Mandaté de tous côtés --

Posé sur une Branche comme un Brigadier
Assuré et direct --
Il a bel aspect en Mars
Comme un Magistrat --


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Translation of title "The jay" = "Le geai"

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Text added to the website: 2017-09-12 00:00:00.

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