Last night I saw you in my sleep:
And how your charm of face was changed!
I asked “Some love, some faith you keep?”
You answered “Faith gone, love estranged.”
Whereat I woke–a twofold bliss:
Waking was one, but next there came
This other: “Though I felt, for this,
My heart break, I loved on the same.”
陈耀国译 Trans. YK Chan:
惡夢 (英) 罗伯特.博朗寧
我问 “你尚保留我的爱心, 我的信念矣？”
* This is the shortest poem of the Bad Dreams series of four that Browning wrote. It appears in Asolando: Fancies and Facts (1889).