Linda Pastan | 琳达·帕斯坦

 

 

English

 

WOMAN SEWING BESIDE A WINDOW

 

“Pure and simple observation is a deed…”

Edward Vuillard

 

He captures light

by painting its slow

diminishment: the woman

leaning over her work,

mending the flower-dark day

stitch by gathering stitch

which she will finish soon,

and fold, and put away.

 

中文

 

在窗边缝纫的妇女  

 

“纯粹而简单的观察是一种行动……”

爱德华·维亚尔

 

他画出光

的消减,借以把光

捕获:一位妇女

正在弓身缝补

日子的幽暗之花,

一针撷起一针

她就要完成,

然后叠好,收起来。

 

翻译 © 史春波

 

more by Linda Pastan

Argument | 争吵

love letter | 情书

To a Daughter Leaving Home | 给将离家的女儿

Autumn |

Home for Thanksgiving | 回家过感恩节

Wind Chill | 风寒

The Myth of Perfectability | 可臻完美的神话

In the Realm of Pure Color | 在纯色的国度

Posterity | 后裔

Remission | 好转期

Duet for One Voice | 独声二重唱

Spring 2013

黄灿然 | Huang Canran

王家新 | Wang Jiaxin

Images © 莫非 | Mo Fei