In Memoriam *
* The original poem was written by George Santayana. This is the Chinese version which was translated by FridayInLove in memory of miumiubebe.
The original poem:
To. W. P.
- George Santayana (1863-1952)
With you a part of me hath passed away;
For in the peopled forest of my mind
A tree made leafless by this wintry wind
Shall never don again its green array.
Chapel and fireside, country road and bay,
Have something of their friendiness resigned;
Another, if I would, I could not find,
And I am grown much older in a day.
But yet I treasure in my memory
Your gift of charity, and young heart's ease.
And the dear honour of your aarnity;
For these once mine, my life is rich with these.
And l scarce know which part may greater be, ----
what l keep of you, or you from me.