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

O thin men of Haddam
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE GER
O thin men of Haddam,
Why do you imagine golden birds?
Do you not see how the blackbird
Walks around the feet
Of the women about you?

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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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Ô minces hommes d'Haddam
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
Ô minces hommes d'Haddam,
Pourquoi imaginez-vous des oiseaux dorés ?
Ne voyez-vous pas comment le merle
Marche autour des pieds
Des femmes près de vous ?

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Text added to the website: 2014-02-06 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:28
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Word count: 26