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很久以前
作者:金波  发布日期:2010-09-06 02:00:00  浏览次数:1331
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 作者 / Eleanor Farjeon
 译文 / 金波
我要告诉你,记得那件事
其中蕴含意味深长
那是很久以前
 
 记得夏天一条路尘土飞扬
山岗,还有一座老房
 矗立,你知道
 
房后,记得老妇人
着红色的披肩,膝上灰色的猫
在树下哼唱
 
我记得她看上去真是很老
而那时可能我不过三岁
那是很久以前
 
拖拽着行走在尘土飞扬的路上
我还记得,老妇人穿越篱笆                                                                          
看起来想知道我怎样
 
感觉那时不过三岁,我记得                                                                               
“喜欢蓝梅和奶油做茶点?
我走到树下
 
一会儿,她唔唔,猫有鼾声,我记得
给我盛满一碟蓝梅和奶油
 那是很久以前
 
如此的蓝梅和奶油,我记得
从来没有吃过,再也没有见到
直到今天,你知道
 
 那几乎是我所有的记忆
 那房,那山,和那只膝上的灰猫
她的树还有红披肩
 
蓝梅的味道,感觉中的太阳,我记得
还有周围事物散发的气息
这是很久以前
 
直到路上感觉的炎热,我记得
还有那漫长的土路
没有尽头,你知道
 
这是我最遥远的记忆
其中没有多少蕴含,对于我却不同寻常。
然后我成长,你知道。
 
 
It was long ago
 I’ll tell you, shall I, something I remember?
Something that still means a great deal to me.
It was long ago.
A dusty road in summer I remember,
A mountain, and an old house, and a tree
That stood, you know,
Behind the house. An old woman I remember
In a red shawl with a grey cat on her knee
Humming under a tree.
She seemed the oldest thing I can remember.
But then perhaps I was not more than three.
It was long ago.
I dragged on the dusty road, and I remember
How the old woman looked over the fence at me
And seemed to know
How it felt to be three, and called out, I remember
“Do you like bilberries and cream for tea?”
I went under the tree.
And while she hummed, and the cat purred, I remember
How she filled a saucer with berries and cream for me
So long ago.
Such berries and such cream as I remember
I never had seen before, and never see
Today, you know.
And that is almost all I can remember,
The house, the mountain, the gray cat on her knee,
Her red shawl, and the tree,
And the taste of the berries, the feel of the sun I remember,
And the smell of everything that used to be
So long ago,
Till the heat on the road outside again I remember
And how the long dusty road seemed to have for me
No end, you know.
That is the farthest thing I can remember.
It won’t mean much to you. It does to me.
Then I grew up, you see.

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