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Short poems ( days, character, water ) — Ralph Waldo Emerson(1803-1882) [Copy link] 中文

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Days

by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882)

Daughters of Time, the hypocritic Days,
Muffled and dumb like barefoot dervishes,
And marching single in an endless file,
Bring diadems and fagots in their hands.
To each they offer gifts after his will,
Bread, kingdoms, stars, and sky that holds them all.
I, in my pleached garden, watched the pomp,
Forgot my morning wishes, hastily
Took a few herbs and apples, and the Day
Turned and departed silent. I, too late,
Under her solemn fillet saw the scorn.

此诗共11行,五音步抑扬格,但尾韵没有规律。

日子
时光的女儿们,伪善的日子,
声音黯哑如赤足的托钵僧,⑤
她们单列行进,看不到尽头,
手里拿着皇冠和成捆的薪柴。
礼物按照每个人的心愿分赠,
面包、王国、星辰,甚至天穹。
整枝盘蔓的花园里我瞩目这场壮丽,
忘记了清晨想要的东西,匆忙
采了些香料和苹果,日子却转身
悄然离去。待我在肃穆的发带下
看见她轻蔑的嘲笑,已经太迟。

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This post was edited by liu5222512 at 2014-8-22 16:43

Character
by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882)

The sun set; but set not his hope:
Stars rose; his faith was earlier up:
Fixed on the enormous galaxy,
Deeper and older seemed his eye:
And matched his sufferance sublime
The taciturnity of time.
He spoke, and words more soft than rain
Brought the Age of Gold again:
His action won such reverence sweet
As hid all measure of the feat.

品格
日落,他的希望没有沉寂:
星出,他的信仰早已升起:
他凝望浩瀚银河的双眼,
比银河更加深邃、古远:
与他那崇高的宽容、隐忍,
那时光的缄默,多么相称。
他的话语,比细雨更柔和,
能让黄金时代重现如昨:
他的行为赢得众人崇敬,

因丰功伟绩都隐介藏形。

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Water
by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The water understands
Civilization well;
It wets my foot, but prettily,
It chills my life, but wittily,
It is not disconcerted,
It is not broken-hearted:
Well used, it decketh joy,
Adorneth, doubleth joy:
Ill used, it will destroy,
In perfect time and measure
With a face of golden pleasure
Elegantly destroy.

水对文明
领悟深刻;
它润湿了我的脚,恰如其分,
它沁凉了我的人生,智慧机敏,
既不惊慌失措,
也不伤心欲绝:
善用,则能装点欣欢,
让喜悦成双,戴上花环:
滥用,它将破坏一切,
在绝妙的时间,以绝妙的方式
一脸金色悦人的容颜
优雅地毁灭。

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