by Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)
Translation © by Bertram Kottmann

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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Word count: 19

Beim Anblick der Amseln
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Beim Anblick der Amseln,
die im grünen Lichte fliegen,
würden selbst die Kupplerinnen des Wohlklangs
schneidend kreischen.

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This text was added to the website: 2015-06-07
Line count: 4
Word count: 17