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

Those final Creatures, ‑‑ who they are
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE GER
Those final Creatures, -- who they are --
That, faithful to the close,
Administer her ecstasy,
But just the Summer knows.

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (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: 19

Ces Créatures finales ‑‑ qui sont‑elles
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
Ces Créatures finales -- qui sont-elles --
Qui fidèles jusqu'à la fin
Administrent son extase,
Il n'y a que l'Été qui les connaît.

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This text was added to the website: 2016-04-12
Line count: 4
Word count: 21