艾略特诗选----荒原(4)作者：T.S.Eliot 更新时间：2005-12-15 18:43:13
111 "my nerves are bad tonight. yes, bad. stay with me.
112 "speak to me. why do you never speak. speak.
113 "what are you thinking of? what thinking? what?
114 "i never know what you are thinking. think."
115 i think we are in rats' alley
116 where the dead men lost their bones.
117 "what is that noise?"
118 the wind under the door.
119 "what is that noise now? what is the wind doing?"
120 nothing again nothing.
122 "you know nothing? do you see nothing? do you remember
124 i remember
125 those are pearls that were his eyes.
126 "are you alive, or not? is there nothing in your head?"
128 o o o o that shakespeherian rag--
129 it's so elegant
130 so intelligent
131 "what shall i do now? what shall i do?"
132 "i shall rush out as i am, and walk the street
133 "with my hair down, so. what shall we do tomorrow?
134 "what shall we ever do?"
135 the hot water at ten.
136 and if it rains, a closed car at four.
137 and we shall play a game of chess,
138 pressing lidless eyes and waiting for a knock upon the door.
139 when lil's husband got demobbed, i said --
140 i didn't mince my words, i said to her myself,
141 hurry up please its time
142 now albert's coming back, make yourself a bit smart.
143 he'll want to know what you done with that money he gave you
144 to get yourself some teeth. he did, i was there.
145 you have them all out, lil, and get a nice set,
146 he said, i swear, i can't bear to look at you.
147 and no more can't i, i said, and think of poor albert,
148 he's been in the army four years, he wants a good time,
149 and if you dont give it him, there's others will, i said.
150 oh is there, she said. something o' that, i said.
151 then i'll know who to thank, she said, and give me a straight look.
152 hurry up please its time
153 if you dont like it you can get on with it, i said,
154 others can pick and choose if you can't.
155 but if albert makes off, it wont be for lack of telling.
156 you ought to be ashamed, i said, to look so antique.
157 (and her only thirty-one.)
158 i can't help it, she said, pulling a long face,
159 it's them pills i took, to bring it off, she said.
160 (she's had five already, and nearly died of young george.)
161 the chemist said it would be alright, but i've never been the same.
162 you are a proper fool, i said.
163 well, if albert wont leave you alone, there it is, i said,
164 what you get married for if you dont want children?
165 hurry up please its time
166 well, that sunday albert was home, they had a hot gammon,
167 and they asked me in to dinner, to get the beauty of it hot --
168 hurry up please its time
169 hurry up please its time
170 goonight bill. goonight lou. goonight may. goonight.
171 ta ta. goonight. goonight.
172 good night, ladies, good night, sweet ladies, good night, good night.
iii. the fire sermon
173 the river's tent is broken: the last fingers of leaf
174 clutch and sink into the wet bank. the wind
175 crosses the brown land, unheard. the nymphs are departed.
176 sweet thames, run softly, till i end my song.
177 the river bears no empty bottles, sandwich papers,
178 silk handkerchiefs, cardboard boxes, cigarette ends
179 or other testimony of summer nights. the nymphs are departed.
180 and their friends, the loitering heirs of city directors;
181 departed, have left no addresses.
182 by the waters of leman i sat down and wept ...
183 sweet thames, run softly till i end my song,
184 sweet thames, run softly, for i speak not loud or long.
185 but at my back in a cold blast i hear
186 the rattle of the bones, and chuckle spread from ear to ear.