A Boy and His Dad (extracted) 父與子(節錄)

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Edgar Guest - 1881-1959 埃德加.蓋斯特 - 1881-1959

 

A boy and his dad on a fishing-trip—
There is a glorious fellowship!...
父親的心沉浸在喜樂中,
在這釣魚之旅中有美好的父子之情……


...Which is happier, man or boy?
The soul of the father is steeped in joy,
For he's finding out, to his heart's delight,
That his son is fit for the future fight.
He is learning the glorious depths of him,
And the thoughts he thinks and his every whim;
And he shall discover, when night comes on,
How close he has grown to his little son.

……誰比較快樂呢?是爸爸?還是兒子?
因為他發現,令人開心的是,
兒子能承擔起未來人生的戰鬥。
因他正在從父親傲人的深厚底蘊、
心思、靈光一閃中,汲取經驗;
假以時日,他將發現,
和兒子變得何等親近。


A boy and his dad on a fishing-trip—
Builders of life's companionship!
Oh, I envy them, as I see them there
Under the sky in the open air,
For out of the old, old long-ago
Come the summer days that I used to know,
When I learned life's truths from my father's lips
As I shared the joy of his fishing-trips.
在這釣魚之旅中,
是男子漢間情誼的交會。
喔!我欣羨他們!當我看見,
開闊的穹蒼之下,
起源於年湮代遠之時,
我所熟知的夏日記憶,
是我在釣魚之旅中,
從父親口中學到一切生活的智慧。


From your parents you learn how to put one foot before the other.
從父母身上,你得以學習如何前行。