Saying Good-bye to Cambridge Again

by Xu Zhimo

Very quietly I take my leave
As quietly as I came here;
Quietly I wave good-bye
To the rosy clouds in the western sky.

The golden willows by the riverside
Are young brides in the setting sun;
Their reflections on the shimmering waves
Always linger in the depth of my heart.

The floating heart growing in the sludge
Sways leisurely under the water;
In the gentle waves of Cambridge
I would be a water plant!

That pool under the shade of elm trees
Holds not water but the rainbow from the sky;
Shattered to pieces among the duckweeds
Is the sediment of a rainbow-like dream?

To seek a dream? Just to pole a boat upstream
To where the green grass is more verdant;
Or to have the boat fully loaded with starlight
And sing aloud in the splendor of starlight.

But I cannot sing aloud
Quietness is my farewell music;
Even summer insects heap silence for me
Silent is Cambridge tonight!

Very quietly I take my leave
As quietly as I came here;
Gently I flick my sleeves
Not even a wisp of cloud will I bring away.
——————————
再别康桥
— 徐志摩

轻轻的我走了,正如我轻轻的来,
我轻轻的招手,作别西天的云彩。

那河畔的金柳,是夕阳中的新娘,
波光里的艳影,在我的心头荡漾。

软泥上的青荇,油油的在水底招摇;
在康河的柔波里,我甘心作一枚水草!

那榆荫下的一潭,不是清泉,是天上虹;
揉碎在浮藻间,沉淀着彩虹似的梦。

寻梦!撑一支长篙,向青草更青处漫溯,
满载一船星辉,在星辉斑斓里放歌。

但我不能放歌,悄悄是离别的笙箫。
夏虫也为我沉默,沉默是今晚的康桥!

悄悄的我走了,正如我悄悄的来,
我挥一挥衣袖,不带走一片云彩!

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