《九歌-湘夫人 》__ 屈原 (前335?-前296)

九歌·湘夫人 屈原 Madam Xiang River   Qu Yuan  江紹倫譯
帝子降兮北渚 目眇眇兮愁予 On Northern Islet you descend my dear
Burdened by grief my eyes can’t see clear
袅袅兮秋風 洞庭波兮木葉下 Ceaselessly blow the autumn breezes
On the Dongting Lake flow fallen leaves
登白薠兮騁望 與佳期兮夕張 Standing on White Clover I gaze afar
Awaiting to meet you at twilight hour
鳥何萃兮蘋中 罾何爲兮木上 Could birds freely glide amid dense reeds
What can nets do on top of the trees
沅有茝兮澧有蘭 思公子兮未敢言 In green creeks orchids thrive so meek
I pine for thee daring not to speak
荒忽兮遠望 觀流水兮潺湲 Looking yonder I reach for my love of old
I see but ripples gently flow
麋何食兮庭中 蛟何爲兮水裔 How could deers find food in closed doors
What could dragons do when grounded ashore
朝馳餘馬兮江臯 夕濟兮西澨 Along riverside at dawn I hurry my steed
At dusk to ride the rapids I heed
聞佳人兮召予 将騰駕兮偕逝 Answering your call I’ve come today
Together we will ride on clouds away
築室兮水中 葺之兮荷蓋 In midstream a palace shall be made
Its roof shall have lotus weaves for shade
蓀壁兮紫壇 播芳椒兮成堂 Up its purple terrace thymes will wall
Fragrant pepper plants will spread the hall
桂棟兮蘭橑 辛夷楣兮藥房 Cassia pillars will stand like orchids upright
And rooms smell herbal fragrance of clover white
罔薜荔兮爲帷 擗蕙櫋兮既張 I shall make ivy weaves for window screens
And cover the floor with leaves so green
白玉兮爲鎮 疏石蘭兮爲芳 Cornerstones shall be made of white jade
In the air orchid fragrance shall never fade
芷葺兮荷屋 繚之兮杜衡 In lotus houses let vetch be found
With fresh azaleas blooming year round
合百草兮實庭 建芳馨兮庑門 Let the courtyard be filled with herbs of various kinds
And corridors be frequented by perfumed minds
女嶷繽兮并迎 靈之來兮如雲 I will invite the gods of mounts nine measures high
To set my soul free aboard clouds in the sky
揖餘袂兮江中 遺餘褋兮澧浦 I jump into the water awake from my dream
With clothes sleeves and all in the stream
搴汀洲兮杜若 將以遺褋兮遠者 I pick sweet flowers from the landing in the bay
To comfort whoever living far away
時不可兮驟得 聊逍遙兮容與 Time lost can’t be regained freely
Let my heart roam intensely feeling for thee
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