今天晚上开车的时候听PRI News,居然听到了关于 《2009,中国最大》这篇旷世奇作的报道,而且还将全诗翻译成了英文,听着主持人深情的朗诵,真声声如"雷"贯耳。

新闻地址见:http://www.theworld.org/?q=node/23676。文字报道比广播上的简略不少,广播里除了读诗,还对其中一些背景和词句作了解释,然后也提到了其在中国引起了广泛的批评,被认为是对孩子进行法西斯教育,还采访了一个中国人,表示很难相信这样的事还会发生在21世纪的中国。我觉得这个广播中的报道挺中立的。

所谓奇文共赏,特中英对照如下:

《2009,中国最大》
"Go China!"

甲:大雪 像西方的价值观 自由的飘洒,
Lead: Snowstorm, freely falling down to earth, like Western values
乙:漫天哀愁,一地冰碴 !
Lead: Despair fills the sky, ice covers the earth
甲:中国退缩了吗?
Lead: Did China retreat?
全:没有!奥运成功了!我们胜利啦!
All: No. The Olympics were a success! We are victorious!
甲:炎黄坚毅的热血,如炽烈的圣火。 燃烧灰暗的世界,
Lead: Hot blood and iron will of Chinese people, lighten up the dark world like burning the holy flame
全:万里江山, 又嵌上五彩的画夹!
All: The rivers and mountains, ever more colorful and beautiful
甲:地震 像萨科奇的立场, 用猥琐的伎俩 摇晃着巍巍中华。
Lead: Earthquakes, shifting back and forth like the positions of Sarkozy, with his dirty tricks, trying to shake the great China
甲:中国退缩了吗?
Lead: Did China retreat?
全:没有!神七飞天了!我们胜利啦!
All: No. The Shenzhou-7 launched. We are victorious!
甲:瘦瘦的欧罗巴,挡不住天朝的金戈铁马,
Lead: Pathetic Europe will never stop the insurmountable force of the Celestial Empire
全:地震的余波也能把法兰西催垮!
All: Just the aftershocks from the earthquake would destroy France!
甲:塔里木的石油盛开幸福之花,
Lead: The happy flowers flourish in the oil fields on Tarim Basin
乙:达旺的唢呐奏响在喜马拉雅。
Lead: The suona [musical instrument] sings aloud in the Tawang district of the Himalayas
甲:中山世土的积怨填平了琉球海沟,
Lead: Historically accumulated resentment fill the Ryukyu Trench
全:日月潭的微笑成为太平洋的奇葩!
All: Smiles in Sun Moon Lake became a miraculous flower in the Pacific Ocean
甲:不动摇、不懈怠、不折腾
Lead: Do not sway, Do not slacken off and Do not flip flop.
乙:不改旗、不易帜、不回头
Lead: Do not change the flag, Do not change the label, Do not turn back
全:将反华者狠狠的踏在脚下
All: Step ruthlessly over all anti-China forces
甲:打满补丁的大船, 挂上崭新的桅帆
Lead: The giant ship full of patches, raise up the brand new sail
全:乘风破浪,意气风发!
All: Spirits are high, crash through the waves, the wind is at our back
甲:2009
Lead: 2009
全:中国加油
All: Go China
甲:2009
Lead: 2009
全:中国最大
All: China the Greatest!

天哪,救救孩子!