NABOKV-L post 0006181, Fri, 26 Oct 2001 15:28:53 -0700

Answer to query re poem "Laughter"
EDITOR's NOTE. NABOKV-L once again thanks Prof. Boyd
The poem is in Stikhi 1979, p. 142, mistitled "Stikhi" ("Bluzhdaya po
zapushchennomu sadu"). Written March 9 1924, published Rul' April 3 1924.
translated in Nabokov's Butterflies p. 111. Not a bee, but "two oculated
butterflies." I think VN might have translated "eye-spotted."

Brian Boyd