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

Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Comme chacun sait l'hirondelle
Annonce la belle saison
Elle n'a pas toujours raison
Cependant nous croyons en elle


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

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This text was added to the website: 2013-12-07
Line count: 4
Word count: 18

Language: English  after the French (Français) 
The swallow, as everyone knows,
announces the fine weather.
She is not always right,
yet we believe in her.


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This text was added to the website: 2017-08-03
Line count: 4
Word count: 19