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

He rode over Connecticut
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE GER
He rode over Connecticut
In a glass coach.
Once, a fear pierced him,
In that he mistook
The shadow of his equipage
For Blackbirds.

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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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Il chevauchait dans le Connecticut
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
Il chevauchait dans le Connecticut
Dans un carrosse de verre.
Une fois, une peur le transperça,
En fait, il avait confondu
L'ombre de son équipage
Avec des merles.

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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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