陳育虹 | Chen Yuhong

 

中文

 

彈撥爾

 

 

八分音十六分音三十二分音符

彈撥爾迫切切拍撫你額頭如胡楊低訴

雪落著雪落落了整整三個月

駝鈴搖醒大漠荒涼的思念

你是不停的路我是不移的窗

 

你愈行愈近卻不往我的方向

我們的時間或許眠夢等待或許在明天

彈撥爾愈行愈遠愈行愈緩

三十二分音十六分音八分音符

我是不移的窗你是不停的路

 

English

 

TANBUR

 

 

Eighth notes, sixteenth notes, thirty-second notes,

the tanbur’s strokes more urgent on your forehead

than the murmurs of Euphrates poplars.

This falling snow’s been falling three months.

The sway of camel bells wakes the desert’s longing.

You’re an endless path. I’m a steady window.

 

You’re near but not in my direction.

Some hour may await us, tomorrow or in dreams.

The tanbur travels slow but journeys far.

Thirty-second notes, sixteenth notes, eighth notes.

I’m a steady window. You’re an endless path.

 

trans. © Diana Shi & George O’Connell

 

Tanbur: A lute-like stringed instrument of ancient derivation, played across Central Asia, the Middle East, and parts of Africa.

 

more by Chen Yuhong

讓雨 | May the Rain

換季 | Change of Season

梔子 | Cape Jasmine

蜻蜓賦格曲 | Dragonfly Fugue

築巢 | Nest Building

星期天 | Sunday

水 · 蛇 | Water, Snake

日安 · 憂鬱 | Good Morning Melancholy

不忘記 | Won’t Forget

白玫瑰 | White Rose

想念 | Longing

Winter 2017-18

Nikola Madzirov | 尼古拉·馬茲洛夫

楊鍵 | Yang Jian

Paintings © 多多 | Duo Duo