Monday, 17 September 2007

The furthest distance in the world 世界上最遥远的距离

Oh my god, I chanced upon this poem which I thought is so beautifully written. Can't wait to share with you all. For those who can read Chinese, please give it a shot! The words are so touching (bring out my tissue paper already)!

世界上最遥远的距离
—泰戈尔


世界上最遥远的距离
不是生与死,
而是我就站在你面前
你却不知道我爱你。

世界上最遥远的距离
不是我就站在你面前
你却不知道我爱你,
而是明明知道彼此相爱
却不能在一起。

世界上最遥远的距离
不是明明知道彼此相爱
却不能在一起,
而是明明无法抵挡这种思念,
却还得故意装做丝毫没有把你放在心里。

世界上最遥远的距离
不是明明无法抵挡这种思念
却还得故意装做丝毫没有把你放在心里。
而是用自己冷漠的心对爱你的人,
掘了一条无法跨越的沟渠。

The furthest distance in the world
- Tagore

The furthest distance in the world
Is not between life and death
But when I stand in front of you
Yet you don't know that
I love you

The furthest distance in the world
Is not when I stand in front of you
Yet you can't see my love
But when undoubtedly knowing the love from both
Yet cannot be togehter

The furthest distance in the world
Is not being apart while being in love
But when plainly can not resist the yearning
Yet pretending
You have never been in my heart

The furthest distance in the world
Is not
But using one's indifferent heart
To dig an uncrossable river
For the one who loves you

Who is the writer of this beautiful poem? Rabindranath Tagore, he was a writer-poet from India who won Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. Once again, I feel like a 井底之蛙 (a frog in the well), goodness how little I know about this world.

1 comment:

日刀口 said...

my fave author... Amy Cheung (张小娴) use this in her book:

世界上最遥远的距离
不是生与死,
而是我就站在你面前
你却不知道我爱你

U shd read her books. u will like them =)