你曾几次鄙视过自己的灵魂?

2017-10-13 11:21 来源:博四教育
  

  纪伯伦(Kahlil Gibran,1883~1931),美籍黎巴嫩诗人,其作品被誉为“献给所有疲惫心灵的礼物”。本文选自其诗集《沙与沫》,由金博士翻译,可以引导同学们诵读,鼓励他们努力提升自我的品行和修养。

  纪伯伦被认为是20世纪与泰戈尔比肩的东方文学大师,在西方他被誉为“20世纪的威廉·布莱克”。

  我曾七次鄙视我的灵魂。

  第一次是我看见她在可以上升时却变为跟随。

  第二次是我看见她在残瘸者面前跛行。

  第三次是当她在难和易之间抉择时选择了易。

  第四次是她犯了错,却以别人也会如此来自我安慰。

  第五次是当她容忍了软弱,且将忍耐视为坚强。

  第六次是她蔑视那丑陋的表象,却不知这表象也是自己的面具之一。

  而第七次则是当她大唱赞歌,还断定这是一种美德。

  Seven times have I despised my soul:

  The first time when I saw her being meek that she might attain height.

  The second time when I saw her limping before the crippled.

  The third time when she was given to choose between the hard and the easy, and she chose the easy.

  The fourth time when she committed a wrong, and comforted herself that others also commit wrong.

  The fifth time when she forbore for weakness, and attributed her patience to strength.

  The sixth time when she despised the ugliness of a face, and knew not that it was one of her own masks.

  And the seventh time when she sang a song of praise,and deemed it a virtue.

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