nederlandse taal
english language

 
Poetry International Web
en/nl
dutch news
previous | next
 
 
 

一个劈木柴过冬的人
        一个劈木柴过冬的人
  比一阵虚弱的阳光
  更能给冬天带来生气

  一个劈木柴过冬的人
  双手有力、准确
  他进入事物,令我震动、惊悚

  而严冬将至
  一个劈木柴过冬的人,比他肩胛上的冬天
  更沉着,也更
  专注

  ——斧子下来的一瞬,比一场革命
  更能中止
  我的写作

  我抬起头来,看他在院子里起身
  走动,转身离去
  心想:他不仅仅能度过冬天
The Man Who Cuts Firewood for the Winter
The man who cuts firewood for the winter
brings more life to us
than the slight burst of sun
The man who cuts firewood for the winter
has precision in his hands
The way he cuts things astonishes me

Cold weather is approaching
The man who cuts firewood
is more cool-headed than the season over his shoulder
He is calm and focused

— the moment the ax goes down, it stops me
from writing, more than
a revolution

I look up, and see him in the yard rising
and leaving
I know he can survive the winter, more than the winter

1989