by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Count not that far that can be had
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE GER
Count not that far that can be had,
Though sunset lie between --
Nor that adjacent, that beside,
Is further than the sun.

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1074 (Franklin 1124)


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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2011-10-22
Line count: 4
Word count: 22

N'estime pas éloigné ce qui peut être...
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
N'estime pas éloigné ce qui peut être obtenu
Quoique le coucher du soleil soit au milieu
Ni qu'est près ce qui tout proche
Est plus éloigné que le soleil.

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This text was added to the website: 2016-04-12
Line count: 4
Word count: 29