时间旅行者的妻子

如雪肃杀 (invisibler) 路人甲
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发表于:2014-03-18 22:22 [只看楼主] [划词开启]
 

Clock time is our bank manager, tax collector, police inspector;

钟表上的时间是我们的银行经理、我们的税收员、我们的督察官;

this inner time is our wife.

这内在的时间就是我们的妻子。

-- J. B. Priestley, Man and Time

-- J.B. 普利斯特列,人与时间

LOVE AFTER LOVE

更深沉的爱

The time will come when, with elation, you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror, and each will smile at the other's welcome, and say, sit here. Eat.

You will love again the stranger who was your self. Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart to itself, to the stranger who has loved you all your life, whom you ignored for another, who knows you by heart.

这一刻终将到来,当你兴高采烈地刚到自家门口的自己致意、站在镜子前给自己一个微笑,欢迎自己的归来,说,坐下来,吃点什么吧!时,你将会重新爱上这个陌生人 --- 你自己。来点小酒,来点面包,随心生活,把它还给那个爱了你一辈子,用心去读懂你,却被你因别人而忽视了的陌生人。

Take down the love letters from the bookshelf, the photographs, the desperate notes, peel your own image from the mirror. Sit. Feast on your life.

把情书、照片以及那些绝望的信件从书架上拿下来。在镜子前卸下伪装,坐下来,享受你自己的生活。

-- Derek Walcott

德里克·沃尔科特

PROLOGUE

独白

It's hard being left behind. I wait for Henry, not knowing where he is, wondering if he's okay. It's hard to be the one who stays.

被留下来的感觉真的很不好。我等待着亨利,却都不知道他在哪里,过的好不好。留在家里等人的日子真的不好过。

 I keep myself busy. Time goes faster that way.

我找很多事给自己做,这样时间才会过的快一些。

 I go to sleep alone, and wake up alone. I take walks. I work until I'm tired. I watch the wind play with the trash that's been under the snow all winter. Everything seems simple until you think about it. Why is love intensified by absence?

我独自睡觉,独自起床。我去散步,去拼命工作直到我累惨了。我看着那整个冬天都被埋在积雪下的枯枝残叶现在正随风打着旋儿。若你不仔细深思,每件事似乎都看起来很简单。为什么爱意会在这样的缺席中愈演愈烈呢?

 Long ago, men went to sea, and women waited for them, standing on the edge of the water, scanning the horizon for the tiny ship. Now I wait for Henry. He vanishes unwillingly, without warning. I wait for him. Each moment that I wait feels like a year, an eternity. Each moment is as slow and transparent as glass. Through each moment I can see infinite moments lined up, waiting. Why has he gone where I cannot follow?

很久以前,男人们出海,女人们则站在海边等待他们的归来,眺望着驶向海平面的艘艘小船。现在的我就是在这样等待着亨利。他固执地消失了,一点预兆都没有。我等着他重新站在我面前,每一刻都似有一年那样长、生生世世那样永无尽头,每一刻都想沙漏里的沙那样缓慢、单调。从每一个瞬间里,我能看到的是由无数个等待拼凑起来的时刻。他去了他想要的地方,为什么我却不能随他一起呢?

 

这个Each moment is as slow and transparent as glass  中这个glass本意是玻璃、玻璃制品、镜子的意思,但前面又有 slow 和 transparent ,于是就和时间联系起来译为了沙漏,不知对否。

 

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