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

So set its sun in thee
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE GER
So set its sun in thee,
What day is dark to me -
What distance far,
So I the ships may see
That touch how seldomly
Thy shore?

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

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 6
Word count: 28

Ainsi se coucha son Soleil en Toi
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
Ainsi se coucha son Soleil en Toi
Quel Jour serait sombre pour moi
Quelle Distance lointaine
Ainsi je peux voir les Bateaux
Qui touchent si rarement
Ta Rive ?

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This text was added to the website: 2016-04-12
Line count: 6
Word count: 29