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

The Son of Ecstasy
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE
A Sloop of Amber slips away
Upon an Ether Sea, 
and wrecks in Peace a Purple Tar, --
The Son of Ecstasy --


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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Le Fils de l'Extase", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2011-06-05
Line count: 4
Word count: 21

Le Fils de l'Extase
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
Une Corvette d'Ambre glisse au loin
Sur une Mer d'Éther,
Et coule Paisiblement un Matelot Poupre,
Le fils de l'Extase --


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This text was added to the website: 2011-06-06
Line count: 4
Word count: 20