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            1. Amy Lowell - Spring Day
              文章來源: 文章作者: 發布時間:2007-10-19 07:24 字體: [ ]  進入論壇
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              Bath
              The day is fresh-washed and fair, and there is
              a smell of tulips and narcissus
              in the air.
              The sunshine pours in at the bath-room window and
              bores through the water
              in the bath-tub in lathes1 and planes of greenish-white.  It
              cleaves2 the water
              into flaws like a jewel, and cracks it to bright light.
              Little spots of sunshine lie on the surface of
              the water and dance, dance,
              and their reflections wobble deliciously over the ceiling; a stir
              of my finger
              sets them whirring, reeling.  I move a foot, and the planes
              of light
              in the water jar.  I lie back and laugh, and let the green-white
              water,
              the sun-flawed beryl water, flow over me.  The day is
              almost
              too bright to bear, the green water covers me from the too bright
              day.
              I will lie here awhile and play with the water and the sun spots.
              The sky is blue and high.  A crow flaps
              by the window, and there is
              a whiff of tulips and narcissus in the air.

              Breakfast Table
              In the fresh-washed sunlight, the breakfast table
              is decked and white.
              It offers itself in flat surrender, tendering tastes, and smells,
              and colours, and metals, and grains, and the white cloth falls over
              its side,
              draped and wide.  Wheels of white glitter in the silver
              coffee-pot,
              hot and spinning like catherine-wheels, they whirl, and twirl --
              and my eyes
              begin to smart, the little white, dazzling wheels prick3 them like
              darts4.
              Placid5 and peaceful, the rolls of bread spread themselves in the
              sun to bask6.
              A stack of butter-pats, pyramidal, shout orange through the white,
              scream,
              flutter, call:  "Yellow!  Yellow!  Yellow!"  Coffee
              steam rises in a stream,
              clouds the silver tea-service with mist, and twists up into the
              sunlight,
              revolved, involuted, suspiring higher and higher, fluting7 in a thin
              spiral
              up the high blue sky.  A crow flies by and croaks8 at the
              coffee steam.
              The day is new and fair with good smells in the air.

              Walk
              Over the street the white clouds meet, and sheer
              away without touching9.
              On the sidewalks, boys are playing marbles.  Glass
              marbles,
              with amber10 and blue hearts, roll together and part with a sweet
              clashing noise.  The boys strike them with black and red
              striped agates11.
              The glass marbles spit crimson12 when they are hit, and slip into
              the gutters
              under rushing brown water.  I smell tulips and narcissus
              in the air,
              but there are no flowers anywhere, only white dust whipping up the
              street,
              and a girl with a gay Spring hat and blowing skirts.  The
              dust and the wind
              flirt at her ankles and her neat, high-heeled patent leather shoes.  Tap,
              tap,
              the little heels pat the pavement, and the wind rustles13 among the
              flowers
              on her hat.
              A water-cart crawls slowly on the other side of
              the way.  It is green and gay
              with new paint, and rumbles14 contentedly15, sprinkling clear water
              over
              the white dust.  Clear zigzagging16 water, which smells
              of tulips and narcissus.
              The thickening branches make a pink `grisaille'
              against the blue sky.
              Whoop17!  The clouds go dashing at each
              other and sheer away just in time.
              Whoop!  And a man's hat careers down the street in front
              of the white dust,
              leaps into the branches of a tree, veers18 away and trundles ahead
              of the wind,
              jarring the sunlight into spokes19 of rose-colour and green.
              A motor-car cuts a swathe through the bright air,
              sharp-beaked, irresistible,
              shouting to the wind to make way.  A glare of dust and
              sunshine
              tosses together behind it, and settles down.  The sky
              is quiet and high,
              and the morning is fair with fresh-washed air.

              Midday and Afternoon
              Swirl of crowded streets.  Shock and
              recoil20 of traffic.  The stock-still
              brick facade21 of an old church, against which the waves of people
              lurch and withdraw.  Flare22 of sunshine down side-streets.  Eddies23
              of light
              in the windows of chemists' shops, with their blue, gold, purple
              jars,
              darting colours far into the crowd.  Loud bangs and tremors,
              murmurings out of high windows, whirring of machine belts,
              blurring of horses and motors.  A quick spin and shudder25
              of brakes
              on an electric car, and the jar of a church-bell knocking against
              the metal blue of the sky.  I am a piece of the town,
              a bit of blown dust,
              thrust along with the crowd.  Proud to feel the pavement
              under me,
              reeling with feet.  Feet tripping, skipping, lagging,
              dragging,
              plodding doggedly26, or springing up and advancing on firm elastic27
              insteps.
              A boy is selling papers, I smell them clean and new from the press.
              They are fresh like the air, and pungent28 as tulips and narcissus.
              The blue sky pales to lemon, and great tongues
              of gold blind the shop-windows,
              putting out their contents in a flood of flame.

              Night and Sleep
              The day takes her ease in slippered29 yellow.  Electric
              signs gleam out
              along the shop fronts, following each other.  They grow,
              and grow,
              and blow into patterns of fire-flowers as the sky fades.  Trades
              scream
              in spots of light at the unruffled night.  Twinkle, jab,
              snap, that means
              a new play; and over the way:  plop, drop, quiver, is
              the sidelong
              sliver of a watchmaker's sign with its length on another street.
              A gigantic mug of beer effervesces30 to the atmosphere over a tall
              building,
              but the sky is high and has her own stars, why should she heed31 ours?
              I leave the city with speed.  Wheels
              whirl to take me back to my trees
              and my quietness.  The breeze which blows with me is fresh-washed
              and clean,
              it has come but recently from the high sky.  There are
              no flowers
              in bloom yet, but the earth of my garden smells of tulips and narcissus.
              My room is tranquil32 and friendly.  Out
              of the window I can see
              the distant city, a band of twinkling gems34, little flower-heads
              with no stems.
              I cannot see the beer-glass, nor the letters of the restaurants
              and shops
              I passed, now the signs blur24 and all together make the city,
              glowing on a night of fine weather, like a garden stirring and blowing
              for the Spring.
              The night is fresh-washed and fair and there is
              a whiff of flowers in the air.
              Wrap me close, sheets of lavender.  Pour
              your blue and purple dreams
              into my ears.  The breeze whispers at the shutters35 and
              mutters
              queer tales of old days, and cobbled streets, and youths leaping
              their horses
              down marble stairways.  Pale blue lavender, you are the
              colour of the sky
              when it is fresh-washed and fair . . . I smell the stars . . . they
              are like
              tulips and narcissus . . . I smell them in the air.


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              1 lathes cd4be0c134cfc2d344542ceda5ac462c     
              車床( lathe的名詞復數 )
              參考例句:
              • They showed keen interest in the various lathes on exhibition. 他們對展出中的各類車床表現出了濃厚的興趣。
              • To automate the control process of the lathes has become very easy today. 使機床的控制過程自動化現已變得很容易了。
              2 cleaves c27c1bcb90d778c20962b4f1d5c9c0fc     
              v.劈開,剁開,割開( cleave的第三人稱單數 )
              參考例句:
              • This wood cleaves easily. 這木材好劈。 來自《現代英漢綜合大詞典》
              • The water cleaves the banks away like a knife. 河水象一把刀似的,把兩岸削掉。 來自辭典例句
              3 prick QQyxb     
              v.刺傷,刺痛,刺孔;n.刺傷,刺痛
              參考例句:
              • He felt a sharp prick when he stepped on an upturned nail.當他踩在一個尖朝上的釘子上時,他感到劇烈的疼痛。
              • He burst the balloon with a prick of the pin.他用針一戳,氣球就爆了。
              4 darts b1f965d0713bbf1014ed9091c7778b12     
              n.擲飛鏢游戲;飛鏢( dart的名詞復數 );急馳,飛奔v.投擲,投射( dart的第三人稱單數 );向前沖,飛奔
              參考例句:
              • His darts trophy takes pride of place on the mantelpiece. 他將擲鏢獎杯放在壁爐頂上最顯著的地方。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
              • I never saw so many darts in a bodice! 我從沒見過緊身胸衣上納了這么多的縫褶! 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
              5 placid 7A1yV     
              adj.安靜的,平和的
              參考例句:
              • He had been leading a placid life for the past eight years.八年來他一直過著平靜的生活。
              • You should be in a placid mood and have a heart-to- heart talk with her.你應該心平氣和的好好和她談談心。
              6 bask huazK     
              vt.取暖,曬太陽,沐浴于
              參考例句:
              • Turtles like to bask in the sun.海龜喜歡曝于陽光中。
              • In winter afternoons,he likes to bask in the sun in his courtyard.冬日的午后,他喜歡坐在院子曬太陽。
              7 fluting f3fee510c45657173b971df4f89e0c64     
              有溝槽的衣料; 吹笛子; 笛聲; 刻凹槽
              參考例句:
              • Fluting andsing ing are heard all night. 笙歌不夜。
              • The slaves were fluting the pillars of the temples. 奴隸們正在廟宇的柱子上刻凹槽。
              8 croaks 79095b2606858d4d3d1e57833afa7e65     
              v.呱呱地叫( croak的第三人稱單數 );用粗的聲音說
              參考例句:
              • A burst of noisy croaks came from the pond. 從池塘里傳來了一陣喧噪的蛙鳴。 來自互聯網
              • The noise in the zoo turned out to be the croaks of bullfrogs. 動物園里喧噪得很,原來是一群牛蛙在叫。 來自互聯網
              9 touching sg6zQ9     
              adj.動人的,使人感傷的
              參考例句:
              • It was a touching sight.這是一幅動人的景象。
              • His letter was touching.他的信很感人。
              10 amber LzazBn     
              n.琥珀;琥珀色;adj.琥珀制的
              參考例句:
              • Would you like an amber necklace for your birthday?你過生日想要一條琥珀項鏈嗎?
              • This is a piece of little amber stones.這是一塊小小的琥珀化石。
              11 agates 06db73de1665a768a003d8db2d4fe12f     
              n.瑪瑙( agate的名詞復數 );瑪瑙制(或裝有瑪瑙的)工具; (小孩玩的)瑪瑙紋玩具彈子;5。5磅鉛字
              參考例句:
              • The colorful agates are engraved for pursuing lofty spirit. 絢麗的瑪尼石,鐫刻著崇高的精神追求。 來自互聯網
              • Today, Earth teems with thousands of kinds of minerals, from agates to zircons. 現在,地球上到處是各種各樣的礦物,從瑪瑙到鋯石應有盡有。 來自互聯網
              12 crimson AYwzH     
              n./adj.深(緋)紅色(的);vi.臉變緋紅色
              參考例句:
              • She went crimson with embarrassment.她羞得滿臉通紅。
              • Maple leaves have turned crimson.楓葉已經紅了。
              13 rustles 671aea3ac7ab99679fdf6f1c02ac274c     
              n.發出沙沙的聲音( rustle的名詞復數 )v.發出沙沙的聲音( rustle的第三人稱單數 )
              參考例句:
              • A slight breeze rustles the tan grass. 微風拂來,黃褐色的草沙沙作響。 來自互聯網
              14 rumbles 5286f3d60693f7c96051c46804f0df87     
              隆隆聲,轆轆聲( rumble的名詞復數 )
              參考例句:
              • If I hear any rumbles I'll let you know. 我要是聽到什么風聲就告訴你。
              • Three blocks away train rumbles by. 三個街區以外,火車隆隆駛過。
              15 contentedly a0af12176ca79b27d4028fdbaf1b5f64     
              adv.心滿意足地
              參考例句:
              • My father sat puffing contentedly on his pipe.父親坐著心滿意足地抽著煙斗。
              • "This is brother John's writing,"said Sally,contentedly,as she opened the letter.
              16 zigzagging 3a075bffeaf9d8f393973a0cb70ff1b6     
              v.彎彎曲曲地走路,曲折地前進( zigzag的現在分詞 );盤陀
              參考例句:
              • She walked along, zigzagging with her head back. 她回頭看著,彎彎扭扭地向前走去。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
              • We followed the path zigzagging up the steep slope. 我們沿著小徑曲曲折折地爬上陡坡。 來自互聯網
              17 whoop qIhys     
              n.大叫,吶喊,喘息聲;v.叫喊,喘息
              參考例句:
              • He gave a whoop of joy when he saw his new bicycle.他看到自己的新自行車時,高興得叫了起來。
              • Everybody is planning to whoop it up this weekend.大家都打算在這個周末好好歡鬧一番。
              18 veers ed7b7db2261306e4d9d609f20d475bbc     
              v.(尤指交通工具)改變方向或路線( veer的第三人稱單數 );(指談話內容、人的行為或觀點)突然改變;(指風) (在北半球按順時針方向、在南半球按逆時針方向)逐漸轉向;風向順時針轉
              參考例句:
              • The car veers out of control. 這輛車失去了控制。 來自辭典例句
              • His fondness for his characters sometimes veers towards the sentimental. 他對那位主人公的偏愛有時也稍顯矯情。 來自互聯網
              19 spokes 6eff3c46e9c3a82f787a7c99669b9bfb     
              n.(車輪的)輻條( spoke的名詞復數 );輪輻;破壞某人的計劃;阻撓某人的行動
              參考例句:
              • Her baby caught his fingers in the spokes of the pram wheel. 她寶寶的手指被嬰兒車輪的輻條卡住了。 來自辭典例句
              • The new edges are called the spokes of the wheel. 新的邊稱為輪的輻。 來自辭典例句
              20 recoil GA4zL     
              vi.退卻,退縮,畏縮
              參考例句:
              • Most people would recoil at the sight of the snake.許多人看見蛇都會向后退縮。
              • Revenge may recoil upon the person who takes it.報復者常會受到報應。
              21 facade El5xh     
              n.(建筑物的)正面,臨街正面;外表
              參考例句:
              • The entrance facade consists of a large full height glass door.入口正面有一大型全高度玻璃門。
              • If you look carefully,you can see through Bob's facade.如果你仔細觀察,你就能看穿鮑勃的外表。
              22 flare LgQz9     
              v.閃耀,閃爍;n.潮紅;突發
              參考例句:
              • The match gave a flare.火柴發出閃光。
              • You need not flare up merely because I mentioned your work.你大可不必因為我提到你的工作就動怒。
              23 eddies c13d72eca064678c6857ec6b08bb6a3c     
              (水、煙等的)漩渦,渦流( eddy的名詞復數 )
              參考例句:
              • Viscosity overwhelms the smallest eddies and converts their energy into heat. 粘性制服了最小的旋渦而將其能量轉換為熱。
              • But their work appears to merge in the study of large eddies. 但在大旋渦的研究上,他們的工作看來卻殊途同歸。
              24 blur JtgzC     
              n.模糊不清的事物;vt.使模糊,使看不清楚
              參考例句:
              • The houses appeared as a blur in the mist.房子在薄霧中隱隱約約看不清。
              • If you move your eyes and your head,the picture will blur.如果你的眼睛或頭動了,圖像就會變得模糊不清。
              25 shudder JEqy8     
              v.戰粟,震動,劇烈地搖晃;n.戰粟,抖動
              參考例句:
              • The sight of the coffin sent a shudder through him.看到那副棺材,他渾身一陣戰栗。
              • We all shudder at the thought of the dreadful dirty place.我們一想到那可怕的骯臟地方就渾身戰驚。
              26 doggedly 6upzAY     
              adv.頑強地,固執地
              參考例句:
              • He was still doggedly pursuing his studies.他仍然頑強地進行著自己的研究。
              • He trudged doggedly on until he reached the flat.他頑強地、步履艱難地走著,一直走回了公寓。
              27 elastic Tjbzq     
              n.橡皮圈,松緊帶;adj.有彈性的;靈活的
              參考例句:
              • Rubber is an elastic material.橡膠是一種彈性材料。
              • These regulations are elastic.這些規定是有彈性的。
              28 pungent ot6y7     
              adj.(氣味、味道)刺激性的,辛辣的;尖銳的
              參考例句:
              • The article is written in a pungent style.文章寫得潑辣。
              • Its pungent smell can choke terrorists and force them out of their hideouts.它的刺激性氣味會令恐怖分子窒息,迫使他們從藏身地點逃脫出來。
              29 slippered 76a41eb67fc0ee466a644d75017dd69e     
              穿拖鞋的
              參考例句:
              • She slippered across the room from her bed. 她下床穿著拖鞋走過房間 來自《現代英漢綜合大詞典》
              • She saw pairs of slippered feet -- but no one was moving. 她看見一雙雙穿著拖鞋的腳--可是誰也沒有挪動一步。 來自互聯網
              30 effervesces 68aacd7f137a563017ab6bf014335259     
              v.冒氣泡,起泡沫( effervesce的第三人稱單數 )
              參考例句:
              31 heed ldQzi     
              v.注意,留意;n.注意,留心
              參考例句:
              • You must take heed of what he has told.你要注意他所告訴的事。
              • For the first time he had to pay heed to his appearance.這是他第一次非得注意自己的外表不可了。
              32 tranquil UJGz0     
              adj. 安靜的, 寧靜的, 穩定的, 不變的
              參考例句:
              • The boy disturbed the tranquil surface of the pond with a stick. 那男孩用棍子打破了平靜的池面。
              • The tranquil beauty of the village scenery is unique. 這鄉村景色的寧靜是絕無僅有的。
              33 seethe QE0yt     
              vi.擁擠,云集;發怒,激動,騷動
              參考例句:
              • Many Indians continue to seethe and some are calling for military action against their riotous neighbour.很多印度人都處于熱血沸騰的狀態,很多都呼吁針對印度這個惡鄰采取軍事行動。
              • She seethed with indignation.她由于憤怒而不能平靜。
              34 gems 74ab5c34f71372016f1770a5a0bf4419     
              growth; economy; management; and customer satisfaction 增長
              參考例句:
              • a crown studded with gems 鑲有寶石的皇冠
              • The apt citations and poetic gems have adorned his speeches. 貼切的引語和珠璣般的詩句為他的演說詞增添文采。
              35 shutters 74d48a88b636ca064333022eb3458e1f     
              百葉窗( shutter的名詞復數 ); (照相機的)快門
              參考例句:
              • The shop-front is fitted with rolling shutters. 那商店的店門裝有卷門。
              • The shutters thumped the wall in the wind. 在風中百葉窗砰砰地碰在墻上。
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