Song of Myself 自己之歌(1)

by Walt Whitman 李野光译

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3p5PI6cnxI



SONG OF MYSELF
by Walt Whitman

1

I CELEBRATE myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.

I loafe and invite my soul,
I lean and loafe at my ease observing a spear of summer grass.

My tongue, every atom of my blood, form'd from this soil, this
air,
Born here of parents born here from parents the same, and their
parents the same,
I, now thirty-seven years old in perfect health begin,
Hoping to cease not till death.

Creeds and schools in abeyance,
Retiring back a while sufficed at what they are, but never forgotten,
I harbor for good or bad, I permit to speak at every hazard,
Nature without check with original energy.



自己之歌
沃尔特·惠特曼

1
我赞美我自己,歌唱我自己,
我所讲的一切,将对你们也一样适合,
因为属于我的每一个原子,也同样属于你。

我邀了我的灵魂同我一道闲游,
我俯首下视,悠闲地观察一片夏天的草叶。

我的舌,我的血液中的每个原子,都是由这泥土
这空气构成,
我在这里生长,我的父母在这里生长,他们的父
母也同样在这里生长,
我现在是三十七岁了,身体完全健康,
希望继续不停地唱下去直到死亡。

教条和学派且暂时搁开,
退后一步,满足于现在它们所已给我的一切,
但绝不能把它们全遗忘,
不论是善是恶,我将随意之所及,
毫无顾忌,以一种原始的活力述说自然。


李野光译



【注】 SONG OF MYSELF 也被译作《自我之歌》,摘自惠特曼的《草叶集》。


wiki:

Walter "Walt" Whitman (/ˈhwɪtmən/; May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.


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