曹疏影 | Cao Shuying

 

 

中文

 

忠實

 

 

他從垃圾桶裡

撿出一盒檸檬茶

在黑夜和白晝之間

把已折斷的塑料管放進嘴裡

四面八方匯流

年輪從內部緩慢轉動

內螺旋地雕刻我們

我看見他衝上邊笑

輕膩的白肉包好那張臉

瞳仁在肉裡面很遠

代我們射出目光

代我們品嚐別人的味道

代我們衝上邊笑

兔子火星上打鼓

群山地球上聽

 

English

 

FAITHFULNESS

 

 

From the trash can

he fished a box of lemon tea.

Between day and night

his mouth attends the angled straw

that turns in each direction.

Annular rings grow from within, wheeling slowly

in the curve that carves us.

I see him smile, looking up,

the smooth white flesh swaddling his face,

deep sunk pupils

casting for us their gaze.

For us he tastes others’ flavor,

for us his smiling head upturned.

On Mars the rabbit beats its drum,

on earth the mountains listen.

 

trans. © Diana Shi & George O’Connell

 

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