by Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Icicles filled the long window
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE GER
Icicles filled the long window
With barbaric glass.
The shadow of the blackbird
Crossed it, to and fro.
The mood
Traced in the shadow
An indecipherable cause.

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title unknown, copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:50
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Des glaçons remplissaient la longue...
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
Des glaçons remplissaient la longue fenêtre
Avec du verre barbare.
L'ombre du merle
Le traversait, allant et venant.
Son humeur
Traçait sur la neige
Un motif indéchiffrable.

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Text added to the website: 2014-02-06 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:28
Line count: 7
Word count: 27