THE BRAIN – IS WIDER THAN THE SKY –

Emily Dickinson

The Brain – is wider than the Sky –

For – put them side by side –

The one the other will contain

With ease – and You – beside –

头脑,比天空辽阔——

因为,把他们放在一起——

一个能包含另一个

轻易,而且,还能容你——


The Brain is deeper than the sea –

For – hold them – Blue to Blue –

The one the other will absorb –

As Sponges – Buckets – do –

头脑,比海洋更深——

因为,对比他们,蓝对蓝——

一个能吸收另一个

象水桶,也象,海绵——


The Brain is just the weight of God –

For – Heft them – Pound for Pound –

And they will differ – if they do –

As Syllable from Sound –

头脑,和上帝相等——

因为,称一称,一磅对一磅——

他们,如果有区别——

就象音节,不同于音响——