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

The morns are meeker than they were
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE GER GER ITA
The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry's cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town.

The maple wears a gayer scarf,
The field a scarlet gown.
Lest I should be old-fashioned,
I'll put a trinket on.

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Walter A. Aue) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Herbst", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:26
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Les matins sont plus doux qu'ils ne...
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
Les matins sont plus doux qu'ils ne l'étaient --
Les noisettes deviennent brunes --
La joue des baies est plus dodue --
La Rose est loin des villes.

L'érable porte une écharpe plus gaie --
Le champ une robe écarlate --
De crainte que je ne sois pas à la mode
Je mettrai un colifichet.

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Translations of title(s):
"The morns are meeker" = "Les matins sont plus doux "
"Autumn" = "Automne"
"The morns are meeker than they were" = "Les matins sont plus doux qu'ils ne l'étaient"


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Text added to the website: 2017-01-01 00:00:00
Last modified: 2017-02-16 14:15:08
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