by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

This quiet Dust was Gentlemen and Ladies
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE GER ITA
This quiet Dust was Gentlemen and Ladies,
And Lads and Girls;
Was laughter and ability and sighing,
And frocks and curls.

This passive place a Summer's nimble mansion,
Where Bloom and Bees
Fulfilled their Oriental Circuit,
Then ceased like these.

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Questa polvere quieta", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 40

Questa polvere quieta
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the English 
Questa polvere quieta fu signori e fu dame,
E ragazzi e fanciulle;
fu riso, e talento, e sospiri
e riccioli e gonne.
 
Questo posto in riposo fu, in estate,
animata dimora di fiori e di api
che vi compirono il loro ciclo orientale
per poi aver fine anche loro.

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This text was added to the website: 2008-01-04
Line count: 8
Word count: 49