中秋杂记

劳动节周末去看密西西比河, 第一次在山顶野营过夜,
营区法令禁止饮酒, 似乎经过管理员暗示, 爸爸妈妈偷偷在帐篷里开了一瓶香槟, 打著
两支手电筒, 消灭了一只烤鸡……入夜满天星斗, 踱步山野, 浓露立马把袜子全打
湿, 跟康康一起躲在被子里吃肉, 仿佛回到童年!

 

<.SAVANNA.>

Out of unwarranted ambition,
we cover 3 towns in 2 days

Yesterday, we were in Chicago
Before long, we are in Dubuque, Galena, & Savanna
(Little towns that time has forgotten)

It takes raising a kid to see unpredictable cuteness
It takes 500 miles of random driving to discover a valley

Even then,
Beauty is serendipity with no guarantees

Sitting on an edge of the cliffs looking over for a closer sunset
A poor man has immediate advantages that others may not realize:
What a position he now is in
To salute the rich water washing down boats from upper Mississippi river!

Seemingly too early, when evening comes
The dew descends, mosquitoes retreat

The night is young
The boy is innocent
The grass is wet
The Champagne is illegal
The sky with hidden eagles has a spin never before seen
The wife is in love

The tents set up along the hillside are temporary
And, i, consider being born into a village the luckiest thing in my life.

— Camping with x. & k. in Mississippi Palisades State Park, Sep4-5, 2010

 

<.萨瓦娜.>

出于不必要的野心,
两天内我们造访了三座城镇

昨日还在芝加哥
不久, 就到达了
被时光遗忘的
迪比克,加利纳, 和萨瓦娜

通过抚养一个小孩, 体会不可思议的乐趣
随机驾驶五百英里,  发现一处美丽的山谷

即便如此,
美仍是一种偶然的珍宝。

坐在悬崖边上近看日落
这是多么奇妙的位置啊!
富饶的密西西比河水
将轮船从上游冲刷而下

似乎太早,即到黄昏
当露水降落时
蚊虫就隐退了

夜晚这般年轻
儿童是纯真的
草地是湿润的
香槟是非法的
妻子是可爱的

埋伏了老鹰的星空,
从未如此璀灿旋转!

设置于山坡上的帐篷是
暂时的,
然而, 出生在一座村庄里
是我一辈子最幸运的事情
 

*注:2010年九月与 x. & k.在密西西比河畔/帕利塞德斯森林公园野营