GlencarWaterfallLoreena McKennitt「Stolen Child」(失窃的孩子)
Words by William Butler Yeats(1865~1939)
Music by Loreena McKennitt
Translation by Qiu Xiaolong
注:为配合歌词结构,对译文稍有调整

Where dips the rocky highland  乱石嶙峋中,史留斯树林高地的
Of Sleuth Wood in the lake  一块地方,向着湖心倾斜低低
There lies a leafy island  那里一座小岛,岛上枝叶葱葱
Where flapping herons wake  一只只展翅的苍鹭惊醒
The drowsy water-rats  睡意沉沉的水耗子
There we’ve hid our faery vats  那里,我们藏起了自己幻想的大缸
Full of berries  里面装满浆果
And of reddest stolen cherries  还有偷来的樱桃,红红地闪烁

CHORUS

Come away, O human child  走吧,人间的孩子
To the waters and the wild  走向荒野和河流
With a faery, hand in hand  与一个精灵手拉着手
For the world’s more full of weeping  这个世界哭声太多了
Than you can understand.  你不懂

Where the wave of moonlight glosses  那里,明月的银波轻漾
The dim grey sands with light  为灰暗的沙砾抹上了光芒
By far off furthest Rosses  在那最遥远的罗赛斯
We foot it all the night  我们整夜跺着步子
Weaving olden dances  交织着古老的舞影
Mingling hands and mingling glances  交换着双手,交换着眼神
Till the moon has taken flight  最后月亮也已消失
To and fro we leap  我们前前唇后地跳个不已
And chase the frothy bubbles  追赶着一个个气泡
Whilst the world is full of troubles  而这个世界充满了烦恼
And is anxious in its sleep.  甚至在睡眠中也是如此焦虑

CHORUS

Where the wandering water gushes  那里,婉蜒的水流
From the hills above Glen-Car  从葛兰卡的山岭上往下疾冲
In pools among the rushes  流入芦苇间的小水坑
That scarce could bathe a star  连一颗星星也不能在其中游泳
We seek for slumbering trout  我们寻找熟睡的鳟鱼
And whispering in their ears  在它们的耳朵中低语
Give them unquiet dreams  给它们一场场不安静的梦
Leaning softly out  轻轻把身子倾向前方
From ferns that drop their tears  滴下它们的眼泪的蕨上
Over the young streams  在那朝着年轻的溪流中

CHORUS

Away with us he’s going  正和我们一起走去
The solemn-eyed  那个眼睛严肃的孩子
He’ll hear no more the lowing  他再也听不到小牛犊
Of the calves on the warm hillside  在温暖的山坡上呜呜
Or the kettle on the hob  或火炉架上的水壶声声
Sing peace into his breast  向他的胸中歌唱着和平
Or see the brown mice bob  或望着棕色的耗子
Round and round the oatmeal chest.  围着燕麦片箱子跳个不已

CHORUS

For he comes, the human child  因为他来了,人间的孩子
To the waters and the wild  走向荒野和河流
With a faery, hand in hand  与一个精灵手拉着手
For the world’s more full of weeping  这个世界哭声太多了
Than you can understand.  你不懂

作者:Miyu
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