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After the Power Failure

After the Power Failure

The sun was fine , but it was down .
I turned on the light and went on working as before ,
Thinking to have driven out the night ,
And offering private thanks to civilization .
Suddenly , darkness triumphed ,
And the good old world went out .
But I took courage and lit my small candle .
The room thus lit , I continued working ,
Without losing heart , but longing twice as much for the sun.

Next day , I awoke to brilliant daylight ,
Found my candle still standing on the desk .
I examined it : the wax was spent ,
And tears ran down on either side .
I knew then how many gusts of wind it had
Survived that one night .
Gratefully I put it aside ,
Paying silent tribute to this miniature graveyard .

停电之后

太阳最好,但是它下沉了,
拧开电灯,工作照常进行。
我们还以为从此驱走夜,
暗暗感谢我们的文明。
可是突然,黑暗击败一切,
美好的世界从此消失灭踪。
但我点起小小的蜡烛,
把我的室内又照得通明:
继续工作也毫不气馁,
只是对太阳加倍地憧憬。

次日睁开眼,白日更辉煌,
小小的烛台还摆在桌上。
我细看它,不但耗尽了油,
而且残留的泪挂在两旁:
这是我才想起,原来一夜间,
有许多阵风都要它抵挡。
于是我感激地把它拿开,
默念这可敬的小小坟场。

2016-06-23

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