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The Love Book - Life Story

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在网上找了找似乎没什么翻译所以手痒自翻




Life Story


 


by Tennessee Williams


 


After you've been to bed together for the first time,


without the advantage or disadvantage of any prioracquaintance,


the other party very often says to you,


Tell me about yourself, I want to know all about you, what's your story? 


And you think maybe they really and truly do sincerely want to know your life story, 


and so you light up a cigarette and begin to tellit to them,


the two of you lying together in completely relaxedpositions


like a pair of rag dolls a bored child dropped on a bed.


 


You tell them your story, 


or as much of your story as time or a fair degree of prudence allows, and they say,


Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,


each time a little more faintly,


until the oh is just an audible breath, 


and then of course there's some interruption. 


Slow room service comes up with a bowl of melting icecubes, 


or one of you rises to pee and gaze at himself with mildastonishment in the bathroom mirror.


And then, 


the first thing you know, before you've had time topick up where you left off with your enthralling life story,


they're telling you their life story, exactly asthey'd intended to all along,


 


and you're saying, 


Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,


each time a little more faintly, 


the vowel at last becoming no more than an audiblesigh,


as the elevator, halfway down the corridor and a turnto the left,


draws one last, long, deep breath of exhaustion


and stops breathing forever. 


Then?


 


Well, one of you falls asleep


and the other one does likewise with a lightedcigarette in his mouth,


and that's how people burn to death in hotel rooms.  




生命轨迹


 


田纳西 威廉姆斯


 


这是你们第一次同床共枕


抛去了一切事先无论优劣与否的偏见的相知相识


他们总是这样对你说着


聊聊你的事情吧,我渴求着关于你的一切,你拥有着怎样的过往?


你认为他们是如此真诚地想要了解你的过去


于是你点燃香烟坦诚相告


你们惬意依偎


一如被无聊的孩子随意扔在床上的一对布偶


 


你叙述着过往


出于对时间的流逝或仅仅出于礼节,他们回应着


嗯,嗯,嗯,嗯,嗯


声音愈发微弱


直至这个“嗯”变为了一声声清晰可闻的呼吸


可总有些东西会扰人清梦


迟到的客房服务以及融化的冰水亦或是你们其中一人突至的尿意


面对盥洗室镜中自己的倒影,他面露震惊


然后


在你寻找时间继续那被打断的你的迷人往事前,你所了解到的第一件事


是他们口中期待已久的,他们的过去


 


于是你说


嗯,嗯,嗯,嗯,嗯


声音愈发微弱


直至这音节最终变为了悲叹清晰可闻


一如那本该出门左行却卡在了半道的电梯


拖出了某人最后一口深长又疲惫不堪的气息


然后便永远地停止了呼吸


接着呢?


 


其实,你们间其中一人已陷入沉睡


而另一人也无甚差别只是口中烟火未息


这便是人们如何在旅店的房间内,燃烧至亡




这首诗真的是越读越有味道可惜我把它翻毁了


有毅力的话会把The Love Book里抖森所有的诗都翻糟蹋一遍的_(:з」∠)_不过就我这三分钟热度估计可能性不高_(:з」∠)_



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