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

Mine by the right of the white election!
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE GER
Mine by the right of the white election!
Mine by the royal seal!
Mine by the sign in the scarlet prison
Bars cannot conceal!

Mine, here in vision and in veto!
Mine, by the grave's repeal
Titled, confirmed, - delirious charter!
Mine, while the ages steal!

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Available translations, adaptations, 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 © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:26
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À moi ‑‑ par le Droit de l'Élection...
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
À moi -- par le Droit de l'Élection Blanche !
À moi -- par le Sceau Royal !
À moi -- par le signe de la prison Écarlate --
Les Barreaux -- ne peuvent la cacher !

À moi -- ici -- en Vision -- et par Veto !
À moi -- par l'Annulation de la Tombe --
Titrée -- Confirmée --
Charte délirante !
À moi --

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Translation of title "Mine by the right of the white election" = "À moi -- par le Droit de l'Élection Blanche !"


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Text added to the website: 2016-11-08 00:00:00
Last modified: 2016-11-08 18:06:20
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