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

At the sight of blackbirds
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE GER
At the sight of blackbirds
Flying in the green light,
Even the bawds of euphony
Would cry out sharply.

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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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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 4
Word count: 19

À la vue des merles
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
À la vue des merles
Volant dans la lumière verte,
Même les catins de l'euphonie
Crieraient brusquement.

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This text was added to the website: 2014-02-06
Line count: 4
Word count: 17