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

The Bobolink is gone
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE
The Bobolink is gone --
The Rowdy of the Meadow --
And no one swaggers now but me --
The Presbyterian Birds
Can now resume the Meeting
He boldly interrupted that overflowing Day
When supplicating mercy
In a portentous way
He swung upon the Decalogue
And shouted let us pray --

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le goglu", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Line count: 10
Word count: 47

Le goglu
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
Le Goglu est parti --
Le Chahuteur de la Prairie --
Et maintenant personne ne se pavane à part moi --
Les Oiseaux Presbytériens
Peuvent maintenant continuer la Réunion
Qu'il interrompait hardiment ce Jour débordant
Quand suppliant la miséricorde
D'une manière prodigieuse
Il se balançait sur le Décalogue
Et criait Prions --


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This text was added to the website: 2017-09-12
Line count: 10
Word count: 48