W. H. Auden

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…

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…