Sophy Poetry Translation E-C: The Sommelier Says by Barry Wallensteinm, USA 美国,巴里•华伦斯坦

2017/11/26 at 5:20 PM    33 views

Sophy Poetry Translation E-C

 

【USA】Barry Wallenstein

The Sommelier Says

The wine is “light but complex,”
as the table of four sit back
and swap smiles
around a bottle of best red —
in this polished tavern fronting
a grand avenue.

Then he, smart suit and a slight bow,
praises the valley, the region, and the year
when the damp of April
extended into May, joined with
arid June and parched July
to generate the sweetest grapes —
“light but complex.”

The diners sip and smile again,
having put to sleep the threat of riots.
The image of a mangled throat in the back alley
is obscured by the rhythm of the servers,
as they glide lightly by each table —
the complexity well-hidden within their grace.

 

【美国】巴里•华伦斯坦

《调酒师说》

这酒“味虽淡,韵无穷”
就像四个人倚桌而坐
围着一瓶上好的红酒——
相视而笑
优雅的酒馆
面对奢华的大街

他,西装革履,微微欠身
赞美山川河谷,本地风情,那年
四月潮湿
持续到五月,加上
干旱的六月,炎热的七月
丰产了最甜美的葡萄 ——
“味虽淡,韵无穷”

顾客们品上一小口,又笑了
让骚乱的威胁沉入梦乡
背街的小巷,喉咙受伤的影像
淹没在,侍者的节奏里
就像音符,从一张张桌子上轻轻滑过——
繁复,深隐,而典雅



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