Jane Hirshfield | 简·赫斯菲尔德

 

 

English

 

MOSQUITO

 

 

I say I

&

a small mosquito drinks from my tongue

 

but many say we and hear I

say you or he and

hear I

 

what can we do with this problem

 

a bowl held in both hands

cannot be filled by its holder

 

x, says the blue whale

x, say the krill

solve for y, says the ocean, then multiply by existence

 

the feet of an ant make their own sound on the earth

 

ice is astonished by water

 

a person misreads

delirium as delphinium

and falls into

a blueness sleepy as beauty when sneezing

 

the pronoun dozes

 

中文

 

蚊子

 

 

我说我

&

一只小蚊子从我舌尖上啜饮

 

很多人说我们但听见我

说你或他但

听见我

 

这个问题该怎么办

 

双手端起一只碗

就不能同时把它填满

 

x,蓝鲸说

x,磷虾说

得出y,海洋说,然后乘以存在

 

蚂蚁的脚在大地上制造自己的声音

 

水让冰吃了一惊

 

一个人

把谵妄读成翠雀

打着喷嚏

坠入一片困倦的纯蓝之美

 

代词在打瞌睡

 

翻译 © 史春波

 

译注:英语词谵妄(delirium)和翠雀属(delphinium)的拼写很接近,容易误读。据说翠雀属的一些植物花粉可引发人打喷嚏。

 

more by Jane Hirshfield

I Wanted Only a Little | 我只要少许

The Promise | 诺言

A Person Protests to Fate | 一个人向命运抗议

The One Not Chosen | 未被选中的一个

My Skeleton | 我的骨头

A Photograph of a Face Half Lit, Half in Darkness | 照片上的脸一半在光里,一半在黑暗里

My Memory | 我的记忆

Zero Plus Anything Is a World | 零加上任何事物都是一个世界

Sentencings | 短句

Like Two Negative Numbers Multiplied by Rain | 正如两个负数乘以雨水

A Blessing for Wedding | 婚礼的祝福

The Dead Do Not Want Us Dead | 死者不要我们死去

Spring 2015

韩东 | Han Dong

西西 | Xi Xi

Stained Glass © Larry Zgoda | 拉里·司格达