黄灿然 | Huang Canran

 

 

中文

 

得失

 

 

我在楼下靠着大理石墙

打开书,这时海风吹来,

我什么也没看进去,

而只是任由书页翻飞,

任由我的白衬衫翻飞,

任由海风吹拂我灌注我,

而我不敢抬头看海面,

看风的来源,看我自己

摆出迎风享受的姿势,

因为我知道我一抬头

就会像奥尔菲斯回头

那样,失去得到的。

 

English

 

BALANCING

 

 

Downstairs, I leaned against a marble wall,

opening a book, when a seabreeze touched me.

I couldn’t focus

but let the pages flutter

as my white shirt fluttered,

as sea air filled me.

I dared not search the waves

for the wind’s eye, nor face my own joy

bent toward it,

recalling how Orpheus,

with one glance

lost everything.

 

trans. © Diana Shi & George O’Connell

 

more by Huang Canran

| Looking

炉火 | Hearth Fire

朝露 | Morning Dew

炎阳 | Broiling Sun

来生 | Next Life

树荫起舞 | Shadow Dance

阳光是伟大的 | Sunlight

死神 | Death

我们从哪里来 | We’re From Where

认识 | Knowledge

Spring 2013

Linda Pastan | 琳达·帕斯坦

王家新 | Wang Jiaxin

Images © 莫非 | Mo Fei