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[좋은 영시 감상154]'Here' by Grace Paley/그레이스 페일리작의 '여기'

by Helen of Troy 2021. 7. 10.

 

 

Here

by Grace Paley

 

Here I am in the garden laughing
an old woman with heavy breasts
and a nicely mapped face

     나는 여기 정원에서

     크고 늘어진 가슴과

     자글자글 주름진 얼굴의 노인이 되어서 웃고 있네요

 

how did this happen
well that's who I wanted to be

     어떻게 이 지경까지 왔을까요

     하지만 나는 이렇게 늙기를 바랐었지요

 

at last   a woman
in the old style    sitting
stout thighs apart under
a big skirt    grandchild sliding
on    off my lap    a pleasant
summer perspiration

 

that's my old man across the yard
he's talking to the meter reader
he's telling him the world's sad story
how electricity is oil or uranium
and so forth    I tell my grandson
run over to your grandpa ask him
to sit beside me for a minute    I
am suddenly exhausted by my desire
to kiss his sweet explaining lips.

 

 

 

한글 번역: Nancy Helen Kim©

(한글 번역은 잠시 후 내립니다.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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