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

Summer for thee grant I may be
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE GER
Summer for thee grant I may be
  When summer days are flown!
Thy music still when whippoorwill
  And oriole are done!

For thee to bloom, I'll skip the tomb
  And [sow]1 my blossoms o'er!
Pray gather me, Anemone,
  Thy flower forevermore!

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Confirmed with Dickinson, Emily. The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Boston: Little, Brown, 1924;, 2000
1 in the Franklin edition, "row"


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

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Word count: 41

Été pour toi, accorde‑moi de l'être
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
Été pour toi, accorde-moi de l'être
Quand les jours de l'Été seront partis !
Ta musique aussi, quand l'Engoulevent
Et le Loriot -- se seront tus !

Pour fleurir pour toi, je bondirai de la tombe
Et mes pétales flotteront au-dessus !
Je t'en prie, cueille-moi --
  Anémone --
Ta fleur -- pour toujours !

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This text was added to the website: 2016-04-12
Line count: 9
Word count: 51