11 Rue, are you afraid! de Sèvres
a crafty dwelling where Satan
showed up, openly treated as a crony
by Huÿsmans, whom he calls J.K.
Eleven Rue de Sèvres fear does inspire
Inconspicuous abode where politely enquires
Satan well-known to he who there does stay
Huysmans, or to the devil himself, J.K.
– Submitted to translation competition by Clare Tierney (Oxford)
Sèvres Street, scary stuff!
11’s the worst, I ain’t calling your bluff.
A low-key lodging, where Lucifer lurks.
Huÿsmans, J.K, and his devilish works.
– Submitted to the translation competition by Katharine Lovatt (St Andrews)
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