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給我講個故事

給我講個故事

早前整理抽屜的時候翻出他給我的一張紙條,我問他還記不記得,他說筆跡是,但沒什麼印象寫過。

是歌詞嗎?我問,雖然看起來不大像。不是吧,他說,但感覺他自己不是原創,出處是哪裡也不記得了。

給我講個故事

好嗎
關於此時
此刻,關於我們的城市
請告訴我
什麼是遙不可及,什麼是星光
故事的標題就叫做《歲月》吧
但這名字可不要輕易提及
就這樣好了
請給我講一個充滿愉悅的故事

這個問題一直困擾著我,我感覺這是個改寫,因為原文用來google什麼也搜不出。用“Please Tell Me a Story”做關鍵詞,或者再加個“Lyrics”,也不得其解。主要也是裡面的修辭都是尋常用字,如果是改寫的話,更難知道原版是什麼樣子。

這樣過了有差不多一個月的時間,有一天我又想起了他,也想起了這段文字。那天我坐著小巴,突然靈光一閃,用了“Tell Me a Story Poem”來搜。

原版是這樣的:

Tell Me a Story
Robert Penn Warren – 1905-1989

[A]

Long ago, in Kentucky, I, a boy, stood
By a dirt road, in first dark, and heard
The great geese hoot northward.

I could not see them, there being no moon
And the stars sparse. I heard them.

I did not know what was happening in my heart.

It was the season before the elderberry blooms,
Therefore they were going north.

The sound was passing northward.

[B]

Tell me a story.

In this century, and moment, of mania,
Tell me a story.

Make it a story of great distances, and starlight.

The name of the story will be Time,
But you must not pronounce its name.

Tell me a story of deep delight.

那一天我發現自己在小巴上熱淚盈眶,還好有口罩,看起來沒那麼明顯。

他仍有他的故事,我也有我的酒,只是彼此再不會有交集了。

Cover: Pinterest

夏末
夏末

太理想主義的人,並不適合這個物質的世界。

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