外语教育网
您的位置:外语教育网 > 英语文化视窗 > 文学与艺术 > 诗歌 正文
  • 站内搜索:

To a Lady with a Guitar

2006-09-08 14:38

    ARIEL to Miranda:—Take

    This slave of music for the sake

    Of him who is the slave of thee;

    And teach it all the harmony

    In which thou canst and only thou

    Make the delighted spirit glow

    Till joy denies itself again

    And too intense is turn'd to pain.

    For by permission and command

    Of thine own Prince Ferdinand

    Poor Ariel sends this silent token

    Of more than ever can be spoken;

    Your guardian spirit Ariel who

    From life to life must still pursue

    Your happiness for thus alone

    Can Ariel ever find his own.

    From Prospero's enchanted cell

    As the mighty verses tell

    To the throne of Naples he

    Lit you o'er the trackless sea

    Flitting on your prow before

    Like a living meteor.

    When you die the silent Moon

    In her interlunar swoon

    Is not sadder in her cell

    Than deserted Ariel:—

    When you live again on earth

    Like an unseen Star of birth

    Ariel guides you o'er the sea

    Of life from your nativity:—

    Many changes have been run

    Since Ferdinand and you begun

    Your course of love and Ariel still

    Has track'd your steps and served your will.

    Now in humbler happier lot

    This is all remember'd not;

    And now alas the poor Sprite is

    Imprison'd for some fault of his

    In a body like a grave—

    From you he only dares to crave

    For his service and his sorrow

    A smile to-day a song to-morrow.

    The artist who this viol wrought

    To echo all harmonious thought

    Fell'd a tree while on the steep

    The woods were in their winter sleep

    Rock'd in that repose divine

    On the wind-swept Apennine;

    And dreaming some of autumn past

    And some of spring approaching fast

    And some of April buds and showers

    And some of songs in July bowers

    And all of love; and so this tree —

    Oh that such our death may be!—

    Died in sleep and felt no pain

    To live in happier form again:

    From which beneath heaven's fairest star

    The artist wrought this loved guitar;

    And taught it justly to reply

    To all who question skilfully

    In language gentle as thine own;

    Whispering in enamour'd tone

    Sweet oracles of woods and dells

    And summer winds in sylvan cells.

    For it had learnt all harmonies

    Of the plains and of the skies

    Of the forests and the mountains

    And the many-voicèd fountains;

    The clearest echoes of the hills

    The softest notes of falling rills

    The melodies of birds and bees

    The murmuring of summer seas

    And pattering rain and breathing dew

    And airs of evening; and it knew

    That seldom-heard mysterious sound

    Which driven on its diurnal round

    As it floats through boundless day

    Our world enkindles on its way:—

    All this it knows but will not tell

    To those who cannot question well

    The spirit that inhabits it:

    It talks according to the wit

    Of its companions; and no more

    Is heard than has been felt before

    By those who tempt it to betray

    These secrets of an elder day.

    But sweetly as its answers will

    Flatter hands of perfect skill

    It keeps its highest holiest tone

    For one beloved Friend alone.

相关热词:英语 诗歌
栏目相关课程表
科目名称 主讲老师 课时 免费试听 优惠价 购买课程
英语零起点 郭俊霞 30课时 试听 150元/门 购买
综艺乐园 ------ 15课时 试听 100元/门 购买
边玩边学 ------ 10课时 试听 60元/门 购买
情景喜剧 ------ 15课时 试听 100元/门 购买
欢乐课堂 ------ 35课时 试听 150元/门 购买
趣味英语速成 钟 平 18课时 试听 179元/门 购买
剑桥少儿英语预备级 (Pre-Starters) ------ ------ 试听 200元/门 购买
剑桥少儿英语一级 (Starters) ------ ------ 试听 200元/门 购买
剑桥少儿英语二级 (Movers) ------ ------ 试听 200元/门 购买
剑桥少儿英语三级 (Flyers) ------ ------ 试听 200元/门 购买
初级英语口语 ------ 55课时 ------ 350元/门 购买
中级英语口语 ------ 83课时 ------ 350元/门 购买
高级英语口语 ------ 122课时 ------ 350元/门 购买
基础英语辅导课程
郭俊霞 北京语言大学毕业,国内某知名中学英语教研组长,教学标兵……详情>>
郭俊霞:零基础英语网上辅导名师
钟平 北大才俊,英语辅导专家,累计从事英语教学八年,机械化翻译公式发明人……详情>>
钟平:趣味英语速成网上辅导名师

  1、凡本网注明 “来源:外语教育网”的所有作品,版权均属外语教育网所有,未经本网授权不得转载、链接、转贴或以其他方式使用;已经本网授权的,应在授权范围内使用,且必须注明“来源:外语教育网”。违反上述声明者,本网将追究其法律责任。
  2、本网部分资料为网上搜集转载,均尽力标明作者和出处。对于本网刊载作品涉及版权等问题的,请作者与本网站联系,本网站核实确认后会尽快予以处理。本网转载之作品,并不意味着认同该作品的观点或真实性。如其他媒体、网站或个人转载使用,请与著作权人联系,并自负法律责任。
  3、联系方式
  编辑信箱:for68@chinaacc.com
  电话:010-82319999-2371