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漂浮--查尔斯.拉弗蒂

热度 1已有 52 次阅读2017-9-4 14:48 |个人分类:2017|系统分类:诗歌

很久之前,老朋友们都不再打电话了。我曾经认为他们丢失了
我的电话号码。现在我原谅了他们,他们的孩子,他们的工作,
他们的妻子,他们的离婚,他们的癌症,他们的草坪,他们每夜准许
给自己十五分钟弹钢琴。我能够继续没有他们的生活--一种我习惯了过的
孤儿的生活。这就是我进入汽车带我的女儿去上她的声乐课时想到的东西。
本次旅程是平静的一次。她渐渐长大了,学会把事情留给自己。
我们到达课堂时,她表明,没有这么说,
我应该在外面等。所以我待在车里--做账单,做我不喜欢做的事情--
而她的高音透过录音室的门飘出来,穿透了车窗玻璃,
现在曲调连接着我们,从当前直到结束
Long ago, the old friends stopped calling. I used to think they had
lost my number. Now I forgive them their children and their jobs,
their wives and their divorces, their cancer and their lawns, the fifteen
minutes they allow themselves at the piano every night. I am able to go
on without them—a kind of orphan from the life I used to live. This is
what I’m thinking as I get in the car to take my daughter to her voice
lesson. The ride is a quiet one. She is getting older and has learned to
keep things to herself. When we arrive at the lesson, she makes it clear,
without saying so, that I should wait outside. So I stay in the car—doing
the bills, doing the things I hate—as her high notes drift through the
studio door, the glass of the car window, the air that will be between us
now from here until the end.
“Drift” by Charles Rafferty from The Smoke of Horses. © BOA Editions, 2017

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回复 平林 2017-9-9 11:30
所以我待在车里--做账单,做我不喜欢做的事情--
而她的高音透过录音室的门飘出来,穿透了车窗玻璃,
现在曲调连接着我们,从当前直到结束
漂浮还有所依

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