The Hidden Law

诗:The Hidden Law, by W. H. Auden. 奥登《暗藏的法律》

诗:The Hidden Law, by W. H. Auden. 奥登《暗藏的法律》

The Hidden Law By W. H. Auden The Hidden Law does not deny Our laws of probability, But takes the atom and the star And human beings as they are, And answers nothing when we lie. It is the only reason why No government can codify, And verbal definitions mar The Hidden Law. Its utter patience will not try To stop us if we want to die: When we escape It in a car, When we forget It in a bar, These are the ways we’re punished by The Hidden Law. 暗藏的法律 查良铮(穆旦)译 暗藏的法律并不否认 我们的或然性规律, 而是把原子、星辰和人 都照其实际情况来对待, 当我们说谎时它就不理。 这是唯一的理由:何以 没有一个政府能把它编集…