Law Like Love

诗:Law Like Love, by W. H. Auden. 奥登《法律像爱情》

诗:Law Like Love, by W. H. Auden. 奥登《法律像爱情》

Law Like Love By W. H. Auden (1907–1973) Law, say the gardeners, is the sun, Law is the one All gardeners obey To-morrow, yesterday, to-day. Law is the wisdom of the old, The impotent grandfathers feebly scold; The grandchildren put out a treble tongue, Law is the senses of the young. Law, says the priest with a priestly look, Expounding to an unpriestly people, Law is the words in my priestly book, Law is my pulpit and my steeple. Law, says the judge as he looks down his nose, Speaking clearly and most severely, Law is as I’ve told you…