拾乐园 Paradise Found  
Immanuel: 阳光高地
 
【英译中 】 A Poem by Emily Dickinson
XXXII
Emily Dickinson

“HOPE is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,

希望是带翼的生灵
在灵魂里栖息
吟唱着无词的歌声
永远也不休止
 
And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

烈风里听到真是美妙
冰暴肯定是恼羞不甘
一股劲地将小鸟打搅
以为它给了众人温暖

I’ve heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.”

我也曾听到,在极寒的天涯
在最僻的海角
但,尽管饥寒交加
它却从未求我一屑的面包

Excerpt From: Emily Dickinson. “Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson (Barnes & Noble Classics Series).”
   
  云天     05/18/2014 00:14
what a pleasant surprise! good to see you again Immanuel.

“HOPE is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
希望是带翼的生灵
在灵魂里栖息“
beautiful!

译文韵脚漂亮,赏学美译。 也喜欢这首诗。


   
  自娱自乐     05/18/2014 03:17
Ditto! Beautiful indeed!
   
  云天     05/20/2014 00:50
Hi Mr. Happy, good to see you here again!

how come you came empty-handed? care to share some of your translations?
   
  云天     05/20/2014 01:34
从前的拙译,和Immanuel的美译:

Nobody Knows this Little Rose
Emily Dickinson

Nobody knows this little rose -
It might a pilgrim be,
Did I not take it from the ways,
And lift it up to thee.

Only a bee will miss it -
Only a butterfly -
Hastening from far journey
On its breast to lie –

Only a bird will wonder -
Only a breeze will sigh -
Ah! little rose, how easy
For such as thee to die.


小小玫瑰谁人知
艾米莉•狄金森

假若我没有从路边拾起
把它捧起来给你
谁会知道这朵小小玫瑰
或曾漂泊至此

唯有一只蜜蜂会怀念它
唯有一只蝴蝶
会从远方一路赶来
在它胸前安歇

唯有一只小鸟会揣测
唯有一缕微风会叹息
唉! 小小玫瑰
你就这么轻易凋逝


云天译
   
  Immanuel     05/20/2014 04:02
云天,多谢鼓励。好久不见,问你好!一时心痒,凑兴跟着翻了一下。你说到好,自娱君不能只看热闹啊。。。:)

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小小玫瑰人不知
艾米莉•狄金森

Nobody knows this little rose -
It might a pilgrim be,
Did I not take it from the ways,
And lift it up to thee.

没人会知道这小小的玫瑰花朵
竟然是从远道而来
若不是我千山万水地把它采撷
又把它在君前举拜


Only a bee will miss it -
Only a butterfly -
Hastening from far journey
On its breast to lie –

它有一只蜜蜂念着
还有那一只蝴蝶
从远方匆匆地奔来
在它的胸前亲挨

Only a bird will wonder -
Only a breeze will sigh -
Ah! little rose, how easy
For such as thee to die.

有一只鸟儿会沉思
有一丝风儿会惋惜
哎,小小的玫瑰
生命如斯易凋萎
   
  云天     05/25/2014 02:34
是好久不见。多谢! 也祝你一切好!
前次自娱君唤你,你不应。这次轮到他搭架子了。

赏读Immanuel好译。 原文是2、4押韵,你是行行韵,好身手。

你若有新译,就请接着贴。