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His Mansion in the Pool The Frog forsakes - He rises on a Log And statements makes - His Auditors two Worlds Deducting me, The Orator of April Is hoarse Today - His Mittens at his feet No Hand [hath]1 he - His eloquence a Bubble As Fame should be - Applaud him to discover To your chagrin Demosthenes has vanished In [Waters]2 Green -
About the headline (FAQ)View original text (without footnotes)
Confirmed with The Poems of Emily Dickinson, ed. R.W. Franklin, Volume 3, Cambridge, MA and London, England: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1998, Poem 1355.
1 In one version “has.”
2 In one published version “Forums.”
- by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886), no title [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Julian Philips (b. 1969), "The frog", 1997/2002, published 2007 [high voice and piano], from the collection An Amherst Bestiary, no. 15, Peters Edition [text verified 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- GER German (Deutsch) (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Der Frosch", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , from Kinder-Lieder, in 2. Lieder und Bilder aus der Natur, copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website: 2014-08-28
Line count: 16
Word count: 65
Son château dans la Mare La Grenouille l'abandonne -- Elle monte sur une bûche Et fait une déclaration -- Ses auditeurs sont de deux Mondes À part moi -- L'Oratrice d'Avril Est enrouée Aujourd'hui -- Ses Mitaines aux Pieds Elle n'a pas de Main -- Son éloquence une Bulle Comme la Renommée devrait être -- Applaudissez-la pour découvrir Pour votre chagrin Que Démosthène a disparu Dans les Eaux Vertes --
About the headline (FAQ)Translation of title "The frog" = "La grenouille"
- Translation from English to French (Français) copyright © 2016 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
This text was added to the website: 2016-04-13
Line count: 16
Word count: 63