TURKISH DELIGHT AT SIXTY EIGHT (土耳其喜悦在六十八):POEM TRANSLATION

This poem is translated by Mdm. Liu May Ling, Toronto. With thanks.

TURKISH DELIGHT AT SIXTY EIGHT
(土耳其喜悦在六十八)

Ebb and flow of life:
生活流動如同潮起潮落:
Running, rumbling, warm spring water, cascades
奔跑,轟鳴,泉水温和,喷流
into bluish crater-like lakes within lakes, overflow,
進入蓝色环形山,好像湖中有湖,溢出,
creates terraces, snowy calcareous curtains,
創造階地,雪灰質的雲狀花紋,
hangs from mountain tops to verdant valleys,
懸掛從山峰到青翠的山谷,
blissful sound and sight, with beaming faces.
幸福聲音和景象,与喜氣洋洋的面孔。
A Cotton Palace viewed by angels from heaven.
觀望來自天堂的天使們的一個棉花宫。
The sunsets in the horizon, changing landscapes,
太陽置落地平线,改变風景,
shape and luminosities, but the star stays same.
形状和亮度,但天空星星保持相同。
After short and long twilight, another year has passed.
短暫与長久的暮光後,另一年已经過去了。
Darkness soon devours the ancient city of Hierapolis,
黑暗很快吞噬那希拉波立斯的古代城市,
Once so mighty and majestic, now in ruin and rubble,
曾经那麼强大的和威嚴的,现在成廢墟和瓦砾,
Evil Eyes fail to protect ancient Ottoman, Roman, and Turkish
邪恶的眼睛失敗維护古老的奥斯曼、罗馬,和土耳其
Empires; same destiny by the West, Middle East or East.
帝国;同樣遭到的命運受那西方、中東,或東部。
The grandeur and folly of the Great and Famous, phaliic pillars
那偉大的和著名的壮丽和愚蠢,跟骨支柱
cause repeated miseries and injustices to serfs and ordinary folks.
導致重复的苦難和不公平對農奴和普通百姓。
Yet in decay and death, histories and museums promote
然而在腐敗和死亡,歷史和博物館促進
their perennial praises; dominants always have final say.
他們終年的讚揚;统治者總是最後作决定權。
The sun rises and celebrates sixty-eight in hot air balloon.
那太陽昇起与慶祝六十八在熱氣球,
a bottle of champagne and pendant to mark the occasion:
一瓶香槟和吊球,為了纪念這個時機:
sensuous Turkish belly dances, sweet delight, Raki and wine,
美感的土耳其肚皮舞、甜蜜喜悦,葡萄酒和果酒,
licking non-dripping ice cream, laced with poppy and honey.
舔舔非滴冰其淋,含有罂粟和蜂蜜。
Ascending and feeling high, fly with pigeons in the valleys,
上昇的和感覺的高度,飛行与鸽子在山谷間,
or hide in Kaymakil underground city, waddle within tunnels
或者躲在 Kaymakil 的地下城,摇摆而行在隧道里
among brethren; pickpocket Spoonmaker’s Diamond with harem;
弟兄們在內;扒手领導人的鑽石与後宫;
join the crowd in Grand Bazaar or spice market, with beggars
加入盛大集市的人群或香料市場,与乞丐們

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