Freedom

Tagore

Freedom from fear is the freedom

I claim for you my motherland!

摆脱恐惧是我向您、我的祖国

所要索取的自由!

Freedom from the burden of the ages,

bending your head,

breaking your back,

blinding your eyes to the beckoning

call of the future;

不顾年龄的限制,

弯下你的头,

折断你的背,

望穿了你的眼睛,

呼唤着令人心动的将来;

Freedom from the shackles of slumber wherewith

you fasten yourself in night's stillness,

mistrusting the star

that speaks of truth's adventurous paths;

撬开那把自己捆绑在黑夜寂静中

而麻木不堪的脚镣手铐,

不相信明星为你所指引的

充满艰险的真理道路;

freedom from the anarchy of destiny

whole sails are weakly yielded to the blind uncertain winds,

and the helm to a hand ever rigid and cold as death.

不去听从无序命运的摆布,

整个航程无力地屈从于盲目不确定的风向,

手里的驾驶盘永远像死亡那样僵硬、冰冷。

Freedom from the insult of dwelling in a puppet's world,

where movements are started through brainless wires,

repeated through mindless habits,

Where figures wait with patience and obedience for themaster of show,

to be stirred into a mimicry of life.

摆脱驻留在傀儡世界里所受到的屈辱,

无头脑的电线已经开始了运作,

反复地通过不动脑筋的习惯动作,

人物正在耐心和顺从地等待着主人的炫耀,

他们将被纠缠进伪装的生活。