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Success Is Counted Sweetest
作者:李娜 供稿  文章来源:英语辅导报  点击数  更新时间:2008-1-10 13:24:21  文章录入:frog  责任编辑:frog

Success Is Counted Sweetest

by Emily Dickinson

 

Success is counted sweetest

By those who ne'er succeed.

To comprehend a nectar

Requires sorest need.

 

Not one of all the purple Host

Who took the flag today

Can tell the definition

So clear of victory

 

As he defeated-dying—

On whose forbidden ear

The distant strains of triumph

Burst agonized and clear!

 

成功的滋味最甜蜜

艾米莉·迪金森

 

从未成功的人们

最能懂得成功的甜美

惟有极度的渴求

方能体会甘露的滋味

 

身着紫袍的王者之师

虽显耀一时

又有谁能说清楚

胜利的确切含义

 

只有弥留之际的挫败者

凯歌声虽已渐行渐远

掠过他的耳际却犹是

那般痛彻而清晰!

 

 

【注释】

1. ne'er 即never

2. nectar 花蜜,琼浆玉液

3. purple 紫色,代表神圣,权威,尊贵

4. host (古称)部队

5. agonized 痛苦的

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