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讀到流淚---穿山甲的母愛(及英譯) ♪《母愛、...》
2013/06/12 07:00
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引用文章  試譯: "讀到流淚---穿山甲的母愛"- kkuo0810的部落格 - udn部落格 ,作者:Retiredbum (特別感謝 Retiredbum 網友,允許佳作被引用,促進尊重生命Retiredbum 的英譯展示出難能的英文造詣。)

          

讀到流淚---穿山甲的母愛                            

It reduced me to tears --- after reading "the motherly love of a scaly anteater"

這是生命以刻骨的震撼對母愛做出的終極詮釋。

This is the kind of motherly love ever depicted with deep-felt shocks of ultimate life and death.

穿山甲被捕獲以後,出於恐懼或是自衛的本能,總是把軀體緊緊蜷縮著,捲成一圈。一般購買程序是這樣的:買主選定以後,賣方黑人便用力把穿山甲拉直,開膛破肚,取出內臟丟棄,將身軀清理乾淨,再用鐵夾夾著放到火盆裡烤灼,直到其身體上的鱗甲全部脫落。
   
When a scaly anteater is captivated, its body will always curl tightly into a ball due to the instinct of terror or self-defence.  Generally, the procedure of a trade is like this: as buyers pick up one, a black vendor will straighten it up with force, dissect it, and discard its internal organs.  Then the vendor cleans it up and holds it with clamps onto a fire pot to grill until the scales are all detached from its body.      

那天貨源頗豐,圍欄裡放滿了許多捲成圈的大小不一的穿山甲。那些官員便揀大的挑了幾隻,並聲稱要親眼看著宰殺才放心。

The captures were abundant that day.  There were plenty of huddled scaly anteaters of various sizes displayed within a latticed cage.  The cadres then picked several large ones and claimed that a live killing must be seen.  

一個黑人小伙提起最肥的一隻,動作嫻熟地準備把它拉直,費了半天力,卻怎麼也無法把那蜷縮的軀體拉開。這下所有人大奇,那小伙十分尷尬,便一下又一下把那穿山甲往地面上摔去,邊摔邊解釋說,穿山甲遇痛就會將軀體伸張開。不曾想連摔幾下,眼見它原本驚恐的小眼睛早已閉合,尖尖的嘴角掛出一縷鮮紅的血絲,身體卻始終未見張開,反而越蜷越緊。我們不忍卒睹,便搖手示意作罷。那黑人小伙兀自不甘心,直接拿鐵鉗夾了放到火盆上灼燒。待到鱗甲脫盡,焦味瀰漫,那穿山甲仍然保持原狀。這下黑人黔驢技窮,對我們無奈地搖搖頭,說這只穿山甲一定有了什麼毛病,不可食用,隨即順手將其甩落在身後的沙土地上。接下來另選的兩隻宰殺工作都十分順利,不到五分鐘便完成了。

A Young black butcher picked the biggest one, trying to straighten it up with adroit move.  Despite all his efforts, he just couldn't make the huddled body open again.  The surprised faces of the his clients made that him feel embarrassed, so he slamed that poor little thing to the ground again and again; in the meantime, he explained that scaly anteaters would open up their huddled body when they inflicted pains on them.  But the more slams given, the tighter its body curled, even its frightened tiny eyes totally shut down, and its pointed mouth started to bleed.  We couldn't stand the sight any more, so we waved at him to stop.  But that black young man still didn't want to quit, so directly he clamped it onto the fire pot to grill.  However, by the time its scales  all dropped and the smell of burnt were  all over, that scaly anteater had still maintained its curled shape.  Now that black young man was at his wits' end, so he shook his head and said that there must be something wrong to that animal and it must be inedible.  Then he dropped it on the sandy ground behind him and continued to kill another two in a row, which was a much easier job and took him no more than five minutes.

我們給黑人正在付錢,卻十分意外地發現,原先那只被丟棄在地上的穿山甲竟慢慢地伸直了軀體,把眼睛瞇開一條線,接著一陣抽搐,僵硬挺直,徹底沒了氣息。隨著它軀體的伸展,我們震驚地看到,在它攤平的肚皮上,竟蠕動著一隻粉嫩透明的小穿山甲,只有老鼠大小,身上的躋帶仍與母體相連,小嘴慢慢張合,彷彿在無聲地呼喚著母親。這場景驚得所有人目瞪口呆。剎那間我只覺得熱血翻湧,鬚髮皆張,淚水翻滾在眼眶。那隻母穿山甲自身體重不超過十斤,卻用血肉之軀歷經摔打與灼燒,至死護衛著自己的孩子,被烤至半熟,竟還能保得孩子的周全。那份精神之力,早已超越了生命的極限。
                 
When paying that young man, we unexpectedly found the scaly anteater that drown on the ground slowly straightened its body and narrowed its eyes.  After throbs, its body stiffened, completely motionless.  As its body further stretched, we were dumbfounded by the scene that there was a fresh, bright, rat-sized baby scaly anteater wriggled on its flat belly, with umbilical cords still connected.  The baby opened and shut its mouth, seemingly calling its mother silently.  Such a scene made everybody agape.  Instantly, I felt that my blood swelled, my hairs erected and my eyes watered.  That mother scaly anteater weighed no more than five kilos, still she used her flesh and blood, enduring heavy slams and scalding grilling, to protect her baby unhurt till she died.  Her amazing will to power had gone far beyond the limit of a life.

尊重每一個生命!不要再吃野生動物!沒有買賣就沒有殺戮!

Please pay respect to every single life!  Stop eating wild animals!  No tradings, no killings!

          音樂編選:reaizuguo*

  • 《母愛》像母愛一樣純淨、柔美。
  • 《母親教我的歌》一輩子也忘不了。
  • 《慈母淚痕》讓子女傷心,那就先別傷媽媽的心。
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15樓. Aisha / 拙陶
2013/09/28 14:45
母愛在人與動物世界是相等的,那天性,真的好感動!
是的,令人心酸,讓人動容! reaizuguo*😻 被低估2013/09/29 14:17回覆
14樓. 子平老師。故意算錯的。。。
2013/08/22 03:03
穿山甲的母愛,很令人動容,難怪有人因愛而吃素。

可不是嗎? 做為萬物之靈,人類應常深思對這個世界該負的責任。

謝謝來訪!

reaizuguo*😻 被低估2013/08/23 15:04回覆
13樓. 貴婦妞
2013/08/01 21:05

她    用生命       保護的      是      生命

她    用生命       教化的      是       人類    

您的回應和本篇的故事一樣感人!

reaizuguo*😻 被低估2013/08/02 22:40回覆
12樓. ‧新月‧
2013/07/07 20:32
世上最殘忍的便是人類   不尊重生命個體是最自私的行為  上帝為溫飽人類的肚皮  已經創造無數的蔬果雜糧  胃就那麼一個大  需要犧牲生命  以滿足口味嗎?
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戒殺便是放生、護生,為了地球,茹素最好。
深得我心         reaizuguo*😻 被低估2013/07/07 22:23回覆
11樓. 侉子赵兴鵬
2013/06/24 17:26
謝謝!
謝謝你讓我讀到一篇感人的穿山甲母愛偉大的故事!
謝謝好友來訪! reaizuguo*😻 被低估2013/06/25 06:47回覆
10樓. 烈日春風
2013/06/16 22:06
不敢忘為人師表

那是我學校的旅遊隊,我是教務主任是個自然的頭頭,教師們可能受孟子的影響,沿途對「仁民愛物」各方面的表現,沒有忘掉為人師表。

除好旅遊外,我常辦高山活動,從屏東大武山到宜蘭南湖大山,所謂五岳三尖,都有我校教師的足跡。我校有多位合格有証的高山響導

現在都老了,已有四、五不敢上高山了。

老二姜

好師表,令人欽佩! reaizuguo*😻 被低估2013/06/18 12:15回覆
9樓. 烈日春風
2013/06/15 23:20
君子遠庖廚是偽君子嗎?

感人!

記得20多年前在九寨溝,當地人牽來一群白色的小羊,架好柴堆生好火,代遊客現殺現烤,我隊臨時會商後決定放棄這次烤羊節目。

是耶?非耶? 現在還是感到不吃無憾!

仁者樂山 智者樂水

九寨溝山美水秀

前輩既仁且智 做得對

感謝光臨及回應!

reaizuguo*😻 被低估2013/06/16 00:25回覆
8樓. 南歌
2013/06/15 09:51
也很感動

您的最新圖版振奮人心啊

謝謝提供

向有慧眼者 敬禮!

reaizuguo*😻 被低估2013/06/15 22:48回覆
7樓. 南歌
2013/06/15 09:48
確實感動

在穿山甲的世界 並沒有倫理道德 也沒有人權法治

可小傢伙的表現 卻教兼具兩者的人類愧惶無地 到底

人類該有什麼文化 什麼價值 或者

在小傢伙看來 人類那些都太虛偽

有道理!

主觀的人類  該好好的思 深深的慮

這個世界會更美好

reaizuguo*😻 被低估2013/06/15 22:44回覆
6樓. abcteddy
2013/06/14 00:18
愛護動物 人人有責

謝謝大哥轉載的這篇譯文。

人類也是動物,和其它動物一樣都是地球的主人。人類應該善待其它的動物,更應該立刻各種虐待,屠殺他們的行為。

希望這隻穿山甲寶寶能夠好好的成長,也希望他的媽媽能安息。

完全同意。

人類對同住在地球上的動物,應懷有更深厚的仁慈,負起更大的責任。

謝謝!

reaizuguo*😻 被低估2013/06/14 13:27回覆
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