Su Shi: Riverside Daffodils ~ 《临江仙·夜归临皋》 苏轼 with English Translations

小编导读:《临江仙·夜归临皋》是宋代文学家苏轼的词作,作于谪居黄州时期,是一首即事抒情之作。此词上阕叙事,着意渲染其醉态。写夜醉回到居所,家童已睡熟,无人开门,只得“倚杖听江声”。酒后静立于夜深的长江边,很容易触发联想。下阕就写酒醒时的思想活动:几经挫折,受尽冤屈;满腹才华,却落得获罪流放的下场。躲开名利场,乘坐扁舟,归隐江湖。全词写景、叙事、抒情、议论水乳交融,不假雕饰,语言畅达,格调超逸,颇能体现苏词特色。

《临江仙·夜归临皋》 苏轼

夜饮东坡醒复醉,
归来仿佛三更。
家童鼻息已雷鸣。
敲门都不应,
倚杖听江声。

长恨此身非我有,
何时忘却营营。
夜阑风静縠纹平。
小舟从此逝,
江海寄馀生。

Riverside Daffodils
Su Shi

Drinking at Eastern Slope by night,
I sober, then get drunk again.
When I come back, it’s near midnight,
I bear the thunder of my houseboy’s snore;
I knock but no one answers the door.
What can I do but, leaning on my cane,
Listen to the river’s refrain?

I long regret I am not master of my own.
When can I ignore the hums of up and down?
In the still night the soft winds quiver
On ripples of the river.
From now on I would vanish with my little boat;
For the rest of my life on the sea I would float.

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