婚姻—时间像片羽毛,轻轻在他们生命中拂过

婚姻—时间像片羽毛,轻轻在他们生命中拂过

Lying apart now,each in a separate bed

静静躺着,在两张分开的床上

He with a book keeping the light on late
他,留着一盏小灯翻书夜读
She like a girl dreaming of childhood
她,像个孩子一样梦回童年
All men elsewhere - it is as if they wait Some new event:
所有世上的人—似乎都期待着崭新生活
婚姻—时间像片羽毛,轻轻在他们生命中拂过The book he holds unread

他捧着的书,还未轻启品读
Her eyes fixed on the shadows overhead
她盯着上方的阴影,还未合上双眼
Tossed up like flotsam from a former passion
假装从先前的激情中清醒,准备匆匆入睡
How cool they lie.They hardly ever touch
多么平静的谎言,他们根本甚少碰触对方
Or if they do, it is like a confession
或许他们有接触,这像一场供认
Of having little feeling - or too much
彼此没有太多感觉-或是情感满溢
Chastity faces them a destination
贞洁仍留,象是整段生命
For which their whole lives were a preparation
都在为抵达目的地做准备
Strangely apart, yet strangely close together
莫名分离,又莫名靠近
Silence between them like a thread to hold
沉默,像他们间牵着的细线
And not wind in.
互不被卷入。
And time itself's a feather, touching them gently

时间像片羽毛,轻轻在他们生命中拂过

Do they know they're old

他们是否意识到自己已然老去
These two who are my father and my mother
他们,是我的父亲和母亲
Whose fire from which I came, has now grown cold?
在我初降临时激动难抑,现今的感情正逐渐冷却了吗?
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