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英语诗歌

时间:2010-10-04 11:43来源:西南财经大学会计学院09级硕士研 作者:林雁 点击:
The nightingale and the rose¬ --Adapted from Oscar Wilde’s fairytale¬

A young student cried with his face so pale,­

For he hungered for a red rose so sweet.­

Beside him was a singing nightingale,­

Whose nest was on an oak tree.­

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The student loved a maiden,­

Who was a professor’s beautiful daughter.­

If only a red rose had grown in his garden,­

The student could claim her hand forever.­

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So the nightingale spread her wings for flight,­

To seek a rose tree in the meadow,­

But his roses were all white,­

And whiter than the mountain’s snow.­

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Again she soared like an arrow,­

To beg another tree growing so fair;­

But his roses were all yellow,­

And yellower than the mermaid’s hair.­

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The kind tree told her however,­

His brother was beneath the student’s window.­

So the bird became happier,­

And passed through the garden like a shadow.­

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She entreated for a red rose heartily,­

But the tree shook his head.­

He said the price would not be paid easily,­

In gaining it the bird must be dead.­

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She should push her bosom against a thorn,­

Let her blood flow into the tree’s vein,­

And sing her sweetest songs until dawn,­

Then a red rose would compensate her pain.­

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The bird did as being told,­

Pierced the thorn into her heart,­

And kept singing with the voice of gold,­

Waiting the rose to start.­

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The sun rays broke the gloom,­

The nightingale, her life was ebbing away.­

But the rose bloomed,­

And standing in the breeze it swayed.­

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The student woke, surprisingly seeing the flower.­

He gently plucked it,­

And ran with all his power,­

To the girl he eagerly wanted to meet.­

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But the girl had already wore a diamond,­

Which came from a rich man.­

Coldly, she threw the rose on the ground.­

And said she wouldn’t meet the student again. ­

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The student left, without picking up the rose.­

Returning home, he buried his head into the books,­

Never rose.­

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Outside his window, sunlight shone;­

Peacefully and unnoticed, a nightingale did lie.­

Only the wind, who listened to her first song,­

Was receiving her last sigh.­(责任编辑:英语作文网)

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