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埃雅仁迪尔之歌
Song of Eärendil
语言 通用语
作者 比尔博·巴金斯
民族 霍比特人
创作时期 第三纪元3018年
吟唱者 比尔博·巴金斯
涉及作品
书目 《魔戒》


埃雅仁迪尔之歌Song of Eärendil)是比尔博老年居于幽谷时,与阿拉贡一起合著的一首长诗。全诗几乎为比尔博一人独自完成,只因阿拉贡坚持而加上了一句绿宝石。[1]

原文

Eärendil was a mariner

that tarried in Arvernien;
he built a boat of timber felled
in Nimbrethil to journey in;
her sails he wove of silver fair,
of silver were her lanterns made,
her prow he fashioned like a swan,
and light upon her banners laid.

In panoply of ancient kings,
in chainéd rings he armoured him;
his shining shield was scored with runes
to ward all wounds and harm from him;
his bow was made of dragon-horn,
his arrows shorn of ebony;
of silver was his habergeon,
his scabbard of chalcedony;
his sword of steel was valiant,
of adamant his helmet tall,
an eagle-plume upon his crest,
upon his breast an emerald.

Beneath the Moon and under star
he wandered far from northern strands,
bewildered on enchanted ways
beyond the days of mortal lands.
From gnashing of the Narrow Ice
where shadow lies on frozen hills,
from nether heats and burning waste
he turned in haste, and roving still
on starless waters far astray
at last he came to Night of Naught,
and passed, and never sight he saw
of shining shore nor light he sought.
The winds of wrath came driving him,
and blindly in the foam he fled
from west to east and errandless,
unheralded he homeward sped.

There flying Elwing came to him,
and flame was in the darkness lit;
more bright than light of diamond
the fire upon her carcanet.
The Silmaril she bound on him
and crowned him with the living light
and dauntless then with burning brow
he turned his prow; and in the night
from Otherworld beyond the Sea
there strong and free a storm arose,
a wind of power in Tarmenel;
by paths that seldom mortal goes
his boat it bore with biting breath
as might of death across the grey
and long forsaken seas distressed;
from east to west he passed away.

Through Evernight he back was borne
on black and roaring waves that ran
o'er leagues unlit and foundered shores
that drowned before the Days began,
until he heard on strands of pearl
where ends the world the music long,
where ever-foaming billows roll
the yellow gold and jewels wan.
He saw the Mountain silent rise
where twilight lies upon the knees
of Valinor, and Eldamar
beheld afar beyond the seas.
A wanderer escaped from night
to haven white he came at last,
to Elvenhome the green and fair
where keen the air, where pale as glass
beneath the Hill of Ilmarin
a-glimmer in a valley sheer
the lamplit towers of Tirion
are mirrored on the Shadowmere.

He tarried there from errantry,
and melodies they taught to him,
and sages old him marvels told,
and harps of gold they brought to him.
They clothed him then in elven-white,
and seven lights before him sent,
as through the Calacirian
to hidden land forlorn he went.
He came unto the timeless halls
where shining fall the countless years,
and endless reigns the Elder King
in Ilmarin on Mountain sheer;
and words unheard were spoken then
of folk and Men and Elven-kin,
beyond the world were visions showed
forbid to those that dwell therein.

A ship then new they built for him
of mithril and of elven-glass
with shining prow; no shaven oar
nor sail she bore on silver mast:
the Silmaril as lantern light
and banner bright with living flame
to gleam thereon by Elbereth
herself was set, who thither came
and wings immortal made for him,
and laid on him undying doom,
to sail the shoreless skies and come
behind the Sun and light of Moon.

From Evereven's lofty hills
where softly silver fountains fall
his wings him bore, a wandering light,
beyond the mighty Mountain Wall.
From a World's End there he turned away,
and yearned again to find afar
his home through shadows journeying,
and burning as an island star
on high above the mists he came,
a distant flame before the Sun,
a wonder ere the waking dawn
where grey the Norland waters run.

And over Middle-earth he passed
and heard at last the weeping sore
of women and of elven-maids
in Elder Days, in years of yore.
But on him mighty doom was laid,
till Moon should fade, an orbéd star
to pass, and tarry never more
on Hither Shores where Mortals are;
for ever still a herald on
an errand that should never rest
to bear his shining lamp afar,
the Flammifer of Westernesse.[1]


译文

水手埃雅仁迪尔

阿维尼恩停留
宁布瑞希尔的白桦,
他亲手斫斩为舟;
它的风帆以白银编织,
它的悬灯以白银雕镂,
它的船首曲颈如天鹅,
它的旗帜有光照映。

铠环森严,埃雅仁迪尔
全身披挂如古代君王;
闪耀盾牌鎏刻古奥符文,
屏挡伤害灾难永不临身;
他的长弓以龙角打磨,
他的箭矢以乌木削制,
纯银织成一领锁甲,
剑鞘镶嵌玛瑙碧青;
他的淬钢雪刃豪勇,
钢石精炼战盔高隆,
鹰羽一翎装饰盔顶,
胸前佩戴宝石翠绿。

星月交辉,
他启航远离北方海岸,
茫然穿梭在迷咒航道上
不知多少凡世辰光。
狭窄冰峡森冷严酷,
永冻冰山寒影寂寂,
疆外蛮荒[2],热炎高炽,
他连忙转向,在不见星月的
黑水上,漂泊续航。
他终于来到虚空永夜之域[3]
却匆匆而过,一路上不见
辉煌海岸,也没有他寻找的
光亮。
阵阵怒风吹袭摧折,
迷眼白浪中他乘风疾行,
自西至东,抛下使命,
孤舟飞渡只为还乡。

黑暗中光焰照临,
白羽埃尔汶翩然而至,
垂挂在她的项圈正中,
远胜凡珍灿灿煌煌。
精灵宝钻,光华自有生命,
埃尔汶为他佩戴额上,
眉宇辉煌,他鼓勇无惧
转棹前航;黑夜里
远从海西尽头彼岸世界[4]
一场风暴兴起,奔放强劲,
塔美尼尔之风含威来自主神居地;
鲜有凡人经过的海路上,
强风凛冽,如死亡之力;
吹送孤舟驶过
久经遗弃的凄迷灰海:
自东向西,埃雅仁迪尔终于穿航。

航越永夜海域[5],他被带回
黑海狂涛之间,
水下绵延旧时海岸,
乃是远古陆沉海下。
在西海尽头,他终于听见,
珍珠长滩上,乐声悠长,
滔滔白浪奔腾不绝,
这里赤金澄黄,宝石闪亮。
他看见圣山巍峨静立,
半山间雾霭轻笼住
维林诺;他从海上遥遥望见
埃尔达玛地方。
挣脱了黑夜的水手,
终于来到洁白港湾,
来到翠绿优美的精灵之乡,
这里微风清新,
伊尔玛林山下,
傍着险峻山崖,闪耀着
提力安灯塔,净如琉璃
倒映在微影塘上。

埃雅仁迪尔暂搁使命,在此逗留,
精灵传授歌谣旋律,
年老智者讲述奇异史话,
黄金诗琴且吟且奏。
他们给他换上精灵纯白装束,
并送来七盏灯火前引
他只身攀越卡拉奇瑞安
前往那久无人迹的隐秘地方。
他走进永恒厅堂,
这里辉煌年月流淌无尽,
高峻圣山的伊尔玛林宫殿里,
大君王临宇无极。
前所未闻的话语响起,
述及凡人和精灵,
超然物外的景象预示,
非俗世物类所能窥及。

精灵为他打造新船,
用的是秘银和琉璃,
船首光亮;既不用光滑摇橹,
银色桅杆上也不见风帆张挂。
精灵宝钻就是悬灯,
旌旗灿烂,鲜红火焰栖然其上,
乃是埃尔贝瑞斯亲手安放。
她现身驾临,赐给埃雅仁迪尔
不朽双翼添生舷上,
赐予他命定永生,
航越无涯天海,跟随
日光与月光。

永暮之地[6]山峦入云,
银泉簌簌流洒,
舷上双翼带着他,这漫游不止的光亮,
飞过雄伟屏障之山,飞向远方。
在世界尽头,
他终于返航,再度渴望着
穿越来时阴影,重归遥远故乡。
孤星璀璨如炽,
埃雅仁迪尔凌雾而来,
他是日出前的遥远火焰,
北境灰海翻腾汹涌,
他是黎明苏醒前的瑰异奇景。

他航越整片中洲,
在远古时代,久远以前,
终于听见人类妇女与精灵少女的
悲愁哀泣。
须知在他身上,强大的命数已定:
直到明月陨灭,
灿星运行不息,
尘世凡土不再履及;
永为使者,埃雅仁迪尔
穿航前驱永不停歇,
他的宝钻明灯耀眼,
他乃西方之地的光焰。



引用与注释

  1. 1.0 1.1 魔戒I-魔戒同盟卷II-第一章,际会众人。
  2. 疆外蛮荒( Burning Waste ),很可能指的是《精灵宝钻》中提到的“域外黑暗” (Neither Darkness),这是第一与第二纪元时,阿尔达最南边日月照不到的一块区域。如果该区域是陆地的话,虽可航海抵达,很可能也是一片荒凉不毛之地。——译者注
  3. 虚空永夜之域( Night of Naught ),很可能指的是阿门洲南部一片暗影覆盖的区域。这句其实是说,埃雅仁迪尔此刻已经离阿门洲很近了,但失之交臂。——译者注
  4. 彼岸世界( Otherworld ),指阿门洲。——译者注
  5. 永夜海域( Evernight ),诗中以此指代暗影海域( Shadowy Seas ),这是阿门洲外围的一片防御海域。——译者注
  6. 永暮之地( Evereven ),阿门洲的一处地区,据传埃雅仁迪尔便是从此地出发环绕世界航行。——译者注
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