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

Summer is away
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE
There comes a warning like a spy
A shorter breath of Day
A stealing that is not a stealth
And [Summers are]1 away --

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1 Hersant: "Summer is"


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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "L'été est loin", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2011-06-05
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Word count: 23

L'été est loin
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
Il arrive un signal comme un espion
Un souffle plus court du Jour
Un vol qui n'est pas à la dérobée
Et les Étés sont loin


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This text was added to the website: 2011-06-06
Line count: 4
Word count: 26