La Brea
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La Brea

Duncan Forbes

I am the tarred and feathered(严厉惩罚) stork2(鹳)
Who flapped its limbs until they stuck.

I am a tapir(貘) ancestor
Who came for water, swallowed tar1(焦油,柏油) .

This is the asphalt(沥青,柏油) killing-ground,
A lake that thirsts. Beware. Be warned.

His trunk a blowhole(喷气孔) out of reach,
A mammoth3(巨大的,庞大的) trumpets4(喇叭,小号) liquid pitch.

We are a pack of dire5 wolves(惧狼)
Who scented6(嗅,觉察) death and mired7 ourselves.

I am the grief of a giant sloth8(懒惰,树懒)
Who drank the waters of black death.

Lion and lioness salivate(分泌唾液,流口水)
At bison(北美野牛) ready trapped to eat.

Coyote(小狼) , jaguar9(美洲虎) and puma10(美洲狮)
Die for a taste of dying llama(美洲驼) .

A squirrel bleating11(咩咩叫) in distress12
Allures13 a rattlesnake(响尾蛇) to death.

The tar immobilizes both
The short-faced bear and sabretooth(剑齿虎) .

The water winnows14 skeletons
Caught in a trap of sun and rain.

I am the skull15 of the only human,
Anonymous16 La Brea Woman.

The sump(水坑) of ancient swamp(沼泽,湿地) -remains
Swallows the battles of old bones.

The eagle and the condor17(秃鹰) drown
In liquid nightfall underground.



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1 tar 1qOwD     
n.柏油,焦油;vt.涂或浇柏油/焦油于
参考例句:
  • The roof was covered with tar.屋顶涂抹了一层沥青。
  • We use tar to make roads.我们用沥青铺路。
2 stork hGWzF     
n.鹳
参考例句:
  • A Fox invited a long-beaked Stork to have dinner with him.狐狸请长嘴鹳同他一起吃饭。
  • He is very glad that his wife's going to get a visit from the stork.他为她的妻子将获得参观鹳鸟的机会感到非常高兴。
3 mammoth u2wy8     
n.长毛象;adj.长毛象似的,巨大的
参考例句:
  • You can only undertake mammoth changes if the finances are there.资金到位的情况下方可进行重大变革。
  • Building the new railroad will be a mammoth job.修建那条新铁路将是一项巨大工程。
4 trumpets 1d27569a4f995c4961694565bd144f85     
喇叭( trumpet的名词复数 ); 小号; 喇叭形物; (尤指)绽开的水仙花
参考例句:
  • A wreath was laid on the monument to a fanfare of trumpets. 在响亮的号角声中花圈被献在纪念碑前。
  • A fanfare of trumpets heralded the arrival of the King. 嘹亮的小号声宣告了国王驾到。
5 dire llUz9     
adj.可怕的,悲惨的,阴惨的,极端的
参考例句:
  • There were dire warnings about the dangers of watching too much TV.曾经有人就看电视太多的危害性提出严重警告。
  • We were indeed in dire straits.But we pulled through.那时我们的困难真是大极了,但是我们渡过了困难。
6 scented a9a354f474773c4ff42b74dd1903063d     
adj.有香味的;洒香水的;有气味的v.嗅到(scent的过去分词)
参考例句:
  • I let my lungs fill with the scented air. 我呼吸着芬芳的空气。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The police dog scented about till he found the trail. 警犬嗅来嗅去,终于找到了踪迹。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
7 mired 935ae3511489bb54f133ac0b7f3ff484     
abbr.microreciprocal degree 迈尔德(色温单位)v.深陷( mire的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • The country was mired in recession. 这个国家陷入了经济衰退的困境。
  • The most brilliant leadership can be mired in detail. 最有才干的领导也会陷于拘泥琐事的困境中。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
8 sloth 4ELzP     
n.[动]树懒;懒惰,懒散
参考例句:
  • Absence of competition makes for sloth.没有竞争会导致懒惰。
  • The sloth spends most of its time hanging upside down from the branches.大部分时间里树懒都是倒挂在树枝上。
9 jaguar JaPz8     
n.美洲虎
参考例句:
  • He was green with envy when he saw my new Jaguar car.看见我那辆美洲虎牌新车,他非常妒忌。
  • Should you meet a jaguar in the jungle,just turn slowly,walk away.But slowly,never look back.你在丛林中若碰上美洲虎,就慢慢转身走开,可一定要慢,切莫回头看。
10 puma Tk1zhP     
美洲豹
参考例句:
  • The police and the volunteers combed the forest for the lost puma from the zoo.警察和志愿者们在森林里到处寻找动物园迷失的美洲狮。
  • A businessman on a fishing trip saw the puma up a tree.一位商人去钓鱼,看见那只美洲狮在树上。
11 bleating ba46da1dd0448d69e0fab1a7ebe21b34     
v.(羊,小牛)叫( bleat的现在分词 );哭诉;发出羊叫似的声音;轻声诉说
参考例句:
  • I don't like people who go around bleating out things like that. 我不喜欢跑来跑去讲那种蠢话的人。 来自辞典例句
  • He heard the tinny phonograph bleating as he walked in. 他步入室内时听到那架蹩脚的留声机在呜咽。 来自辞典例句
12 distress 3llzX     
n.苦恼,痛苦,不舒适;不幸;vt.使悲痛
参考例句:
  • Nothing could alleviate his distress.什么都不能减轻他的痛苦。
  • Please don't distress yourself.请你不要忧愁了。
13 allures 9117511c314b38bb40e9952d0e9c0056     
诱引,吸引( allure的第三人称单数 )
参考例句:
  • Hawaii allures many tourists. 夏威夷吸引了许多旅游者。
  • The fine weather allures the ladies into the garden. 晴朗的天气吸引女士们来到花园里。
14 winnows ab5782df2e076e1153080c5914bdfe04     
v.扬( winnow的第三人称单数 );辨别;选择;除去
参考例句:
  • A wise king winnows the wicked and drives the wheel over them. 智慧的王簸散恶人,用碌碡滚轧他们。 来自互联网
  • A wise king winnows the wicked, And drives the threshing wheel over them. 箴20:26智慧的王、簸散恶人、用碌碡辊轧他们。 来自互联网
15 skull CETyO     
n.头骨;颅骨
参考例句:
  • The skull bones fuse between the ages of fifteen and twenty-five.头骨在15至25岁之间长合。
  • He fell out of the window and cracked his skull.他从窗子摔了出去,跌裂了颅骨。
16 anonymous lM2yp     
adj.无名的;匿名的;无特色的
参考例句:
  • Sending anonymous letters is a cowardly act.寄匿名信是懦夫的行为。
  • The author wishes to remain anonymous.作者希望姓名不公开。
17 condor ip1zl     
n.秃鹰;秃鹰金币
参考例句:
  • The condor soars above the mountain heights.禿鹰翱翔于高山之上。
  • A condor prepares to fly in Colombia.一只兀鹰在哥伦比亚准备振翅高飞。
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