Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Ann Street
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE
Quaint name, Ann street.
Width of same, ten feet.
Barnums mob - Ann street,
Far from obsolete.

Narrow, yes. Ann street,
But business, both feet.
(Nassau crosses Ann Street)
Sun just hits Ann street,
Then it quits - some greet!
Rather short, Ann street...

First published in The New York Herald, 1921


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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Ann Street", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Ann Street
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
Drôle de nom, Ann street,
Sa largeur, dix pieds.
Foule d'un cirque -- Ann street,
Loin d'être obsolète.

Étroite, oui. Ann street,
Mais affairée, des deux pieds,
(Nassau croise Ann street)
Le soleil vient frapper Ann street,
Puis la quitte -- certains se réjouissent !
Plutôt courte, Ann street...


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