Life in the Mountains by Zheng Chouyu ~ 郑愁予 《山居的日子》 with English Translations

作品原文

郑愁予 《山居的日子》

自从来到山里,朋友啊!
我的日子是倒转了的:
我总是先过黄昏後渡黎明

每夜,我擦过黑石的肩膀,
立於风吼的峰上,
唱啊!这里不怕曲高和寡

展在头上的是诗人的家谱,
哦!智慧的血需要延续,
我凿深满天透明的姓名
唱啊!这里不怕曲高和寡

英文译文

 

 

Life in the Mountains
Zheng Chouyu

Ever since I came to the mountains, my dear friend,
My days have turned around—
Going always from dusk to dawn.

Every night, I brush past the shoulders of dark boulders
To stand on the howling peak
And sing. Here alone but undaunted I can be high-sounding.

Displayed above is the poet’s family tree.
Oh, the blood relation of wisdom needs extension.
So I carve transparent names deeply in the whole sky
And sing. Here alone and undaunted I can be high-sounding.

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