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

To make a prairie it takes a clover and...
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE GER
To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, -
One clover, and a bee,
And revery.
The revery alone will do
If bees are few.

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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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Pour faire une prairie on prend un...
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
Pour faire une prairie on prend un trèfle et une seule abeille,
Un seul trèfle et une abeille,
Et de la rêverie.
La rêverie seule fera l'affaire
Si les abeilles sont peu nombreuses.

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Translations of title(s):
"Clover" = "Trèfle"
"To make a prairie" = "Pour faire une prairie"
"If bees are few" = "Si les abeilles sont peu nombreuses"
"To make a prairie it takes a clover" = "Pour faire une prairie on prend un trèfle"


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