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《沉默很久之后》 叶芝

沉默许久以后重新开口;不错
其他的情人全都离去或死亡
不友好的灯光用灯罩遮住
不友好的黑夜用窗帘挡住
不错,我们谈了又谈 谈论不止
谈艺术和歌这个最高主题:
身体的衰老意味着智慧;
年轻时我们曾经相爱却浑然不知。


After Long Silence

Speech after long silence; it is right,
All other lovers being estranged or dead,
Unfriendly lamplight hid under its shade,
The curtains drawn upon unfriendly night,
That we descant and yet again descant
Upon the supreme theme of Art and Song:
Bodily decrepitude is wisdom; young
We loved each other and were ignorant