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

The woodpecker
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE GER
His Bill an Auger is
His Head, a Cap and Frill
He laboreth at every Tree
A Worm, His utmost Goal --

Confirmed with The Poems of Emily Dickinson, ed. R.W. Franklin, Volume 2, Cambridge, MA and London, England: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1998, Poem 990.


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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) , "Le pic", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Sharon Krebs) , "Der Specht", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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Last modified: 2014-08-28 11:54:08
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Le pic
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
Son Bec est une Foreuse
Sa Tête, une Toque et une Collerette
Il travaille dur sur chaque Arbre
Un Ver, son But suprême --

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  • Translation from English to French (Français) copyright © 2017 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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Text added to the website: 2017-09-09 00:00:00
Last modified: 2017-09-09 13:34:29
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Word count: 23