Heavenis rocked with a clap of thunder;

《天安门诗抄·五言诗·其二》

天惊一声雷,地倾绝其维。

顿时九州寂,无语皆泪水。

相告不成声,欲言泪复垂。

听时不敢信,信时心已碎。

 

Heavenis rocked with a clap of thunder;

Earthreels, snapping its cord.1

Thenation is stunned into sudden silence;

Aswe stand mutely, tears stream forth.

Wewould speak, but find not our tongues,

Eachword broken by anguished sobs.

Hearingthe news, we dared not believe;

Believingthe news, our hearts are rent.

 

(肖兰 译)

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