黑暗之火焰,繁星为其火花——泰戈尔《飞鸟集》(二)
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黑暗之火焰,繁星为其火花——泰戈尔《飞鸟集》(二)

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不论在什么地方,泰戈尔总是善于启迪人们的心灵,让他们接受他高深的教诲。在那些受教育者的眼里,他是福音的受惠者,是他用通俗易懂的语言将这种福音传递给大家。

《飞鸟集》66-130首(中英对照)(短文学网:https://m.duanwenxue.com/)

66

幼花的蓓蕾开放了,它叫道:“亲爱的世界呀,请不要萎谢了。”

The infant flower opens its bud and cries, “Dear World, please do not

fade.“

67

神对于那些大帝国会感到厌恶,却决不会厌恶那些小小的花朵。

God grows weary of great kingdoms, but never of little flowers.

68

错误经不起失败,但是真理却不怕失败。

Wrong cannot afford defeat but Right can.

69

瀑布歌唱道:“虽然渴者只要少许的水便够了,我却很快活地给与了我的全部的水。

“I give my whole water in joy,“ sings the waterfall, though little of it is enough for

the thirsty.

70

把那些花朵抛掷上去的那一阵子无休无止的狂欢大喜的劲儿,其源泉是在哪里呢?

Where is the fountain that throws up these flowers in a ceaseless

outbreak of ecstasy?

71

樵夫的斧头,问树要斧柄。

树便给了他。

The woodcutter“s axe begged for its handle from the tree.

The tree gave it.

72

这寡独的黄昏,幕着雾与雨,我在我的心的孤寂里,感觉到它的叹息。

In my solitude of heart I feel the sigh of this widowed evening veiled

with mist and rain.

73

贞操是从丰富的爱情中生出来的财富。

Chastity is a wealth that comes from abundance of love.

74

雾,象爱情一样,在山峰的心上游戏,生出种种美丽的变幻。

The mist, like love, plays upon the heart of the hills and bring out

surprises of beauty.

75

我们把世界看错了,反说它欺骗我们。

We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us.

76

诗人--飙风,正出经海洋森林,追求它自己的歌声。

The poet wind is out over the sea and the forest to seek his own voice.

77

每一个孩子出生时都带来信息说:神对人并未灰心失望。

Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.

78

绿草求她地上的伴侣。

树木求他天空的寂寞。

The grass seeks her crowd in the earth.

The tree seeks his solitude of the sky.

79

人对他自己建筑起堤防来。

Man barricades against himself.

80

我的朋友,你的语声飘荡在我的心里,象那海水的低吟声绕缭在静听着的松林之间。

Your voice, my friend, wanders in my heart, like the muffled sound

of the sea among these listening pines.

81

这个不可见的黑暗之火焰,以繁星为其火花的,到底是什么呢?

What is this unseen flame of darkness whose sparks are the stars?

82

使生如夏花之绚烂,死如秋叶之静美。

Let life be beautiful like summer flowers and death like autumn leaves.

83

那想做好人的,在门外敲着门;那爱人的看见门敞开着。

He who wants to do good knocks at the gate; he who loves finds the

gate open.

84

在死的时候,众多和而为一;在生的时候,一化为众多。

神死了的时候,宗教便将合而为一。

In death the many becomes one; in life the one becomes many. Religion will be one when God is dead.

85

艺术家是自然的情人,所以他是自然的奴隶,也是自然的主人。

The artist is the lover of Nature, therefore he is her slave and her

master.

86

“你离我有多远呢,果实呀?”

“我藏在你心里呢,花呀。”

“How far are you from me, O Fruit?“

“I am hidden in your heart, O Flower.“

87

这个渴望是为了那个在黑夜里感觉得到,在大白天里却看不见的人。

This longing is for the one who is felt in the dark, but not seen

in the day.

88

露珠对湖水说道;“你是在荷叶下面的大露珠,我是在荷叶上面的较小的露珠。”

“You are the big drop of dew under the lotus leaf, I am the smaller

one on its upper side,“ said the dewdrop to the lake.

89

刀鞘保护刀的锋利,它自己则满足于它的迟钝。

The scabbard is content to be dull when it protects the keenness of the sword.

90

在黑暗中,“一”视如一体;在光亮中,“一”便视如众多。

在静听着的松林之间。

In darkness the One appears as uniform; in the light the One appears as manifold.

91

大地借助于绿草,显出她自己的殷勤好客。

The great earth makes herself hospitable with the help of the grass.

92

绿叶的生与死乃是旋风的急骤的旋转,它的更广大的旋转的圈子乃是徐缓的转动。

The birth and death of the leaves are the rapid whirls of the eddy

whose wider circles move slowly among stars.

93

权势对世界说道:“你是我的。”

世界便把权势囚禁在她的宝座下面。

爱情对世界说道:“我是你的。”

世界便给予爱情以在它屋内来往的自由。

Power said to the world, “You are mine.“

The world kept it prisoner on her throne.

Love said to the world, “I am thine.“

The world gave it the freedom of her house.

94

浓雾仿佛是大地的愿望。

它藏起了太阳,而太阳原是她所呼求的。

The mist is like the earth“s desire.

It hides the sun for whom she cries.

95

安静些吧,我的心,这些大树都是祈祷者呀。

Be still, my heart, these great trees are prayers.

96

瞬刻的喧声,讥笑着永恒的音乐。

The noise of the moment scoffs at the music of the Eternal.

97

我想起了浮泛在生与爱与死的川流上的许多别的时代,以及这些时代之被遗

忘,我便感觉到离开尘世的自由了。

I think of other ages that floated upon the stream of life and love

and death and are forgotten, and I feel the freedom of passing away.

98

我灵魂里的忧郁就是她的新婚的面纱。

这面纱等候着在夜间卸去。 The sadness of my soul is her bride“s veil.

It waits to be lifted in the night.

99

死之印记给生的钱币以价值,使它能够用生命来购买那真正的宝物。

Death“s stamp gives value to the coin of life; making it possible

to buy with life what is truly precious.

100

白云谦逊地站在天之一隅。

晨光给它戴上霞彩。

The cloud stood humbly in a corner of the sky.

The morning crowned it with splendour.

101

尘土受到损辱,却以她的花朵来报答。

The dust receives insult and in return offers her flowers.

102

只管走过去,不必逗留着采了花朵来保存,因为一路上花朵自会继续开放的。

Do not linger to gather flowers to keep them, but walk on,

for flowers will keep themselves blooming all your way.

103

根是地下的枝。

枝是空中的根。

Roots are the branches down in the earth.

Branches are roots in the air.

104

远远去了的夏之音乐,翱翔于秋间,寻求它的旧垒。

The music of the far-away summer flutters around the Autumn seeking

its former nest.

105

不要从你自己的袋里掏出勋绩借给你的朋友,这是污辱他的。

Do not insult your friend by lending him merits from your own pocket.

106

无名的日子的感触,攀缘在我的心上,正象那绿色的苔藓,攀

缘在老树的周身。

The touch of the nameless days clings to my heart like mosses round

the old tree.

107

回声嘲笑她的原声,以证明她是原声。

The echo mocks her origin to prove she is the original.

108

当富贵利达的人夸说他得到神的特别恩惠时,上帝却羞了。

God is ashamed when the prosperous boasts of His special favour.

109

我投射我自己的影子在我的路上,因为我有一盏还没有燃点起来的明灯。(短文学网:https://m.duanwenxue.com/)

I cast my own shadow upon my path, because I have a lamp that has not

been lighted.

110

人走进喧哗的群众里去,为的是要淹没他自己的沉默的呼号。

Man goes into the noisy crowed to drown his own clamour of silence.

111

终止于衰竭是“死亡”,但“圆满”却终止于无穷。

That which ends in exhaustion is death, but the perfect ending is

in the endless.

112

太阳只穿一件朴素的光衣,白云却披了灿烂的裙裾。

The sun has his simple rode of light. The clouds are decked with

gorgeousness.

113

山峰如群儿之喧嚷,举起他们的双臂,想去捉天上的星星。

The hills are like shouts of children who raise their arms, trying

to catch stars.

114

道路虽然拥挤,却是寂寞的,因为它是不被爱的。

The road is lonely in its crowd for it is not loved.

115

权势以它的恶行自夸,落下的黄叶与浮游的云片却在笑它。

The power that boasts of its mischiefs is laughed at by the yellow

leaves that fall, and clouds that pass by.

116

今天大地在太阳光里向我营营哼鸣,象一个织着布的妇人,用一种已经被忘

却的语言,哼着一些古代的歌曲。

The earth hums to me today in the sun, like a woman at her spinning,

some ballad of the ancient time in a forgotten tongue.

117

绿草是无愧于它所生长的伟大世界的。

the grass-blade is worthy of the great world where it grows.

118

梦是一个一定要谈话的妻子。

睡眠是一个默默忍受的丈夫。

Dream is a wife who must talk,

Sleep is a husband who silently suffers.

119

夜与逝去的日子接吻,轻轻地在他耳旁说道:“我是死,是你的母亲。我就

要给你以新的生命。

The night kisses the fading day whispering to his ear, I am death,

your mother. I am to give you fresh birth.

120

黑夜呀,我感觉到你的美了。你的美如一个可爱的妇人,当她把灯灭了的时

候。

I feel thy beauty, dark night, like that of the loved woman when

she has put out the lamp.

121

我把在那些已逝去的世界上的繁荣带到我的世界上来。

I carry in my world that flourishes the worlds that have failed.

122

亲爱的朋友呀,当我静听着海涛时,我好几次在暮色深沉的黄昏里,在这个

海岸上,感到你的伟大思想的沉默了。

Dear friend, I feel the silence of your great thoughts of many a

deepening eventide on this beach when I listen to these waves.

123

鸟以为把鱼举在空中是一种慈善的举动。

The bird thinks it is an act of kindness to give the fish a life

in the air.

124

夜对太阳说道:“在月亮中,你送了你的情书给我。”

“我已在绿草上留下了我的流着泪点的回答了。”

“In the moon thou sendest thy love letters to me,“ said the night to the sun.

“I leave my answers in tears upon the grass.“

125

伟人是一个天生的孩子,当他死时,他把他的伟大的孩提时代给了世界。

The great is a born child; when he dies he gives his great childhood

to the world.

126

不是槌的打击,乃是水的载歌载舞,使鹅卵石臻于完美。

Not hammer-strokes, but dance of the water sings the pebbles

into perfection.

127

蜜蜂从花中啜蜜,离开时营营地道谢。

浮华的蝴蝶却相信花是应该向它道谢的。

Bees sip honey from flowers and hum their thanks when they leave.

The gaudy butterfly is sure that the flowers owe thanks to him.

128

如果你不等待着要说出完全的真理,那末把真话说出来是很容易的。

To be outspoken is easy when you do not wait to speak the complete truth.

129

“可能”问“不可能”道:

“你住在什么地方呢?”

它回答道:“在那无能为力者的梦境里。”

Asks the Possible to the Impossible,

Where is your dwelling-place?

In the dreams of the impotent, comes the answer.

130

如果你把所有的错误都关在门外时,真理也要被关在门外面了。

If you shut your door to all errors truth will be shut out.


 
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