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第二次来临

凌风 译

 

盘旋复盘旋圈子越来越大
鹰不再受蓄鹰者的驭使;
事务散盘了;中心失去控制;
成为只是乱民的世界,
贫血的潮流氾滥,到处
对清白的尊重被淹沒了;
最好的人全然缺乏信念,但最坏的
卻满有強烈的热情。
定然是某种启示临近了;
定然是第二次来临近了。
第二次来临!这句话刚完
就有一个巨大的形象灵感
出现使我不安:在某地荒漠散沙中间
一个狮身人首的模样,
像太阳漠然无怜悯的注视,
它的腿缓慢的移动,在它的周围
是沙漠群鸟畏缩的影子。
黑暗又降临;但现在我知道
二十个世纪的沉睡
苦恼的被搖篮搖成噩梦,
那么粗暴的兽,它的时刻终於来临,
懒散的走向伯利恆出生。

叶慈(1865-1939)是爱尔兰诗人,剧作家,並国会议员,获1923年诺贝尔文学奖。

 

The Second Coming

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot bear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

1921


William Butler Yeats(1865-1939)
Irish poet, dramatist, and senator,
winner of Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923.

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