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Olive 橄榄: 春节来了

 

橄榄: 春节来了。

老家里有雪。

告诉我们的同胞快回家吧。

要不然多多麻烦, 他们抓人。

我们的工作已经完成了。

下来这里封闭。

最后的英语课是苏轼/苏東坡 (David Hinton翻译):

On New Year’s Eve I should be home early,

but this office full of business keeps me.

Writing-brush in hand, hiding my tears,

I face all these bound prisoners, helpless

little people scrambling for food, snared

in the law’s net, and no reason for shame.

I’m no different: adoring a meager salary,

I follow orders, losing my chance to live

quiet and far away. No telling who’s noble,

who vile: we’re all just angling for a meal.

Could I free them for the holiday at least?

I brood in shame before ancients who did.

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