by Raymond Radiguet (1903 - 1923)
Translation © by Peter Low

Filet à papillons
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
« Papillon, tu es inhumain !
Je te poursuis depuis hier »
Ainsi parlait une écolière
Que j'ai rencontrée en chemin


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  • ENG English (Peter Low) , "Butterfly net", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2013-12-07
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Word count: 21

Butterfly net
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
“Butterfly, you are inhuman!
I’ve been chasing you since yesterday.”
So said a schoolgirl
whom I met along the path.


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This text was added to the website: 2017-08-03
Line count: 4
Word count: 20