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这个人--by Buddhist writer Maitreyabandhu

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发表于 2013-7-3 16:49:51 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
这个人坐在厨房的窗子边。
外面,树上满是焦虑的鸟儿,
点头摆尾
蔑视的姿态。一只雉
沿着篱笆散步,他的朴素的紫铜色的外衣,
甚至太阳隐藏在树后。
这个人看着爬上窗格的瓢虫:
四壁上有许多,
许多靠近光挤成一团!他们跌落
在他们的后背上似乎他们服了乙醚。

这座房子站在田野的一隅
斑尾林鸽,总是斑尾林鸽,三三两两
或者群群在树林里;一只知更鸟
在一根标杆上歌唱,他的歌声明亮如茶勺。
太阳惨淡地升起,爆发的条纹,
然后开始成一个完美的橘红球。
房子里什么也没有发生。这个人
睡觉时拿下眼镜,每天
喝两杯浓咖啡,
围着花园散步,
脖子上围着围巾

他想要生命的迹象:某人
关上抽屉或者脱下夹克衫的声音;
可是没有人迹印在砾石路上或者
打开厨房的门。一片阳光围着房子旋转,
让壶嘴明闪闪。
这个人躺下,在一张小碎纸片上
写鼓舞人心的事情。他想着他听见过
草丛中一只野兔吸鼻子,一只猫头鹰
在夜里呜呜叫。可是此刻
水龙头干涸了,天空引导着光离开了。
The man was sitting by the kitchen window.
Outside, the trees were full of nervous birds,
nodding their heads or flicking up their tails
in gestures of defiance. A pheasant walked
along a hedge, his copper coat restrained,
even the sun held back behind the trees.
The man was watching ladybirds climb up
the windowpane: so many on the walls,
so many huddled near the lights! They fell
down on their backs as if they'd taken ether.


The house stood in the corner of a field
with woodpigeons, always woodpigeons, in twos
or squadrons in the trees; and a robin singing
from a post, his song as bright as teaspoons.
The sun rose in pale and broken stripes,
then set in a perfect orange ball. Nothing
happened inside the house. The man took off
his glasses when he slept, drank two strong cups
of coffee every day, and walked around
the garden with his scarf around his neck.


He wanted signs of life: the sound of someone
closing a drawer or slipping on a jacket;
but no-one pressed the gravel drive or opened
the kitchen door. A patch of sunlight swivelled
round the room, brightening the kettle's spout.
The man lay down and wrote inspiring things
on little scraps of card. He thought he heard
a hare snuffling in the grass, an owl
hooting in the night. But then the taps
ran dry and the blue pilot light went out.



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