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诗歌欣赏: The Road Not Taken 未选择的路

2017-11-01 08:40:53  每日学英语
罗伯特·弗罗斯特(1874一1963),第一部诗集出版于1913年。1916年后,他一直在著名学府任职,通常的身份是“住校诗人”。弗罗斯特的许多诗歌反映了他与大自然的贴近。他通过自然来表达一种象征意义,而不是什么田园式的思乡情调。今天一起来欣赏他的这首《未选择的路》,作于1915年。
 

The Road Not Taken

未选择的路

Robert Frost

罗伯特·弗罗斯特

英诗

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveler, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth;

黄色的树林里分出两条路,

可惜我不能同时去涉足,

我在那路口久久伫立,

我向着一条路极目望去,

直到它消失在丛林深处。
 

diverge /daɪ'vɜ: dʒ/ v. 分歧;偏离;分叉

undergrowth /'ʌndəgrəʊθ/ n. 大树下的灌木

英诗

Then took the other, as just as fair,

And having perhaps the better claim

Because it was grassy and wanted wear;

Though as for that, the passing there

Had worn them really about the same,

但我却选了另外一条路,

它荒草萋萋,十分幽寂,

显得更诱人,更美丽;

虽然在这条小路上,

很少留下旅人的足迹。

英诗

And both that morning equally lay

In leaves no step had trodden black.

Oh, I kept the first for another day!

Yet knowing how way leads on to way

I doubted if I should ever come back.

那天清晨落叶满地,

两条路都未经脚印污染。

啊,留下一条路等改天再见!

但我知道路径延绵无尽头,

恐怕我难以再回返。
 

trodden /'trɒdn/ v. 践踏;行走(tread的过去分词)

doubt /daʊt/ v. 怀疑;不信

英诗

I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

也许多少年后在某个地方,

我将轻声叹息将往事回顾:

一片树林里分出两条路——

而我选择了人迹更少的一条,

从此决定了我一生的道路。
 

sigh /saɪ/ n. 叹息,叹气

hence /hens/ adv. 因此;今后

英诗

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