【情人节】读一封情书给你听:Writing Different Words for U

【情人节】读一封情书给你听:Writing Different Words for U

2016-02-13    09'16''

播客: 英语早读 |  主播: 翩翩老师

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I want to write different words for you, I want to write different words for you To invent a language for you alone To fit the size of your body And the size of my love. … I want to travel away from the dictionary And to leave my lips. I am tired of my mouth I want a different one That can change Into a cherry tree or a matchbox, A mouth from which words can emerge Like nymphs from the sea, Like white chicks jumping from the magician’s hat. … Take all the books That I read in my childhood, Take all my school notebooks, Take the chalk, The pens, And the blackboards, But teach me a new word To hang like an earring On my lover’s ear. ... I want other fingers To write another way. For I hate fingers that are not too long or too short As I hate trees that neither die nor grow. I want new fingers Raised high as ship-masts Long as a giraffe's neck So I can tailor a poetry-garment for my love That she never wore before me. ... I want to fashion you an alphabet Different from all the alphabets, Comprising rhythms of the rain, The dust of the moon The sadness of grey clouds And the aching of the willow-leaves Breaking beneath September's carriage wheels. Nizar Qabbani trans. Bassam Frangieh and Clementina Brown