艺文走廊 ✐2007-04-01


诗祭千秋

交喙鸟的传奇

凌风 译

 

交喙鸟(Loxia Curvirostra, Crossbill)以嘴尖交叉而得名,属鸣禽类的雀类小鸟,雄鸟体红色。(译者注)

在十字架上救主临近死亡
   平靜的向天举起祂的眼睛,
  在祂被钉流着血的手掌
   感觉到,只轻微感觉,一些震动。

全世界都对祂忘记,
   看祂如何的热切着意
  在那无情的铁钉那里
   一只小鸟在掙扎努力。

身上染了血但从不停息,
   用它的嘴在连啄不止,
  它要使救主从十架脫离,
   它创造者的儿子得以开释。

救主用溫和的声音如此说道:
   “你全然良善是有福的!
  从此时起你身上带着这标号,
   是宝血和十字架的印记!”


交喙鸟 Crossbill

那鸟的名字是交喙鸟;
   那么清楚的被血遮盖,
  它常在松林中间鸣叫
   唱歌,像传奇一般听来美妙。

 

 

  The Legend of the Crossbill

On the cross the dying Saviour
    Heavenward lifts His eyelids calm,
Feels, bur scarcely feels, a trembling
    In His pierced and bleeding palm.

And by all the world forsaken,
    Sees He how with zealous care
At the ruthless nail of iron
    A little bird is striving there.

Stained with blood and never tiring,
    With his beak it does not cease,
From the cross ’t would free the Saviour,
    Its Creator’s Son release.

And the Savior speaks in mildness:
   “Blest be thou of all the good!
Bear, as token of this moment,
    Marks of blood and holy rood!”

And that bird is called the crossbill;
    Covered all with blood so clear,
In the groves of pine it singeth
    Songs, like legends, strange to hear.


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  (1807-1882)

 

 

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