Thursday, July 9, 2009

[詩戀] Lose a bloody man?

英國女詩人 Wendy Cope (1945 - ) 在 1986 年發表一首小詩:LOSS,短短四句,有人以為是情人離去後借酒澆愁,也有人以為是暗喻情慾之思,見仁見智唯有讀者自知其中味。
The day he moved out was terrible
That evening she went through hell
His absence wasn't a problem
But the corkscrew had gone as well
Wendy Cope 的詩很有生活味,還有一首 Bloody Man 談男女情事也很有意思:
Bloody men are like bloody buses---
You wait for about a year
And as soon as one approaches your stop
Two or three others appear.

You look at them flashing their indicators,
Offering you a ride.
You're trying to read the destinations,
You haven't much time to decide.

If you make a mistake, there is no turning back.
Jump off, and you'll stand there and gaze
While the cars and the taxis and lorries go by
And the minutes, the hours, the days

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