Be Here First
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Be Here First
Ellen Doré Watson

I don't know my trees but I know my trees.
Their angling for(谋取) what has spurned1(唾弃,冷落) them;
their spitting and drooling(流口水) , the battered2(破旧的,磨损的)

crocuses(番红花) at their feet. We share the roofline,
the cesspool(污水坑,粪坑) , I'm responsible for all that salt.
From my stone stoop(弯腰,屈背) I watch the lilac's sun-

starved horizontal heroics(夸张的言行) , the still-naked
redbud shrugging off(摆脱,抖去) bitty unlit lights.
Neglect leans back on the lawn chair.

Must we dislike ourselves to change?
Sick of every other part of me, I approve
my hand slobbered(流口水) by the horse's jawing3

a hacked4(生气) apple. I say fear is behind our
everything. Or brazenness5(厚颜无耻) , which is just
a jacket fear puts on. The mare's sudden

stillness says look: fox. The world as ever
offering now distraction6, now danger.
But no. How much I owe the trees, the hissing7(蔑视,嘶嘶声)

raccoon(浣熊) outsmarting my heart. The shed
moving towards ruin in its own slow time.
There's something sprouting8(发芽) on the kitchen

table that's not supposed to. Everything
eager, rude and alive. Not just the knotweed(紫菀科植物)
but the crows' hideous9(可怕的,丑恶的) vowels10; buds blasted

open or whipped(鞭打,挥动) young off the tree. Take your
pick: the ridge11 hurtling(急飞,猛掷) for the last rag of snow
or simply lifting off with the first smack12 of(带有……的味道) dawn.



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1 spurned 69f2c0020b1502287bd3ff9d92c996f0     
v.一脚踢开,拒绝接受( spurn的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • Eve spurned Mark's invitation. 伊夫一口回绝了马克的邀请。
  • With Mrs. Reed, I remember my best was always spurned with scorn. 对里德太太呢,我记得我的最大努力总是遭到唾弃。 来自辞典例句
2 battered NyezEM     
adj.磨损的;v.连续猛击;磨损
参考例句:
  • He drove up in a battered old car.他开着一辆又老又破的旧车。
  • The world was brutally battered but it survived.这个世界遭受了惨重的创伤,但它还是生存下来了。
3 jawing 68b6b8bcfa058a33b918fd4d636a27e6     
n.用水灌注
参考例句:
  • I got tired of him jawing away all the time. 他老是唠唠叨叨讲个不停,使我感到厌烦。 来自辞典例句
  • For heaven's sake, what are you two jawing about? 老天爷,你们两个还在嘟囔些什么? 来自辞典例句
4 hacked FrgzgZ     
生气
参考例句:
  • I hacked the dead branches off. 我把枯树枝砍掉了。
  • I'm really hacked off. 我真是很恼火。
5 brazenness aecf495824a6bd2942f85443d89a7af4     
厚颜无耻
参考例句:
  • I was shocked at the audacity and brazenness of the gangsters. 这伙歹徒如此胆大妄为、厚颜无耻,让我很是震惊。 来自柯林斯例句
6 distraction muOz3l     
n.精神涣散,精神不集中,消遣,娱乐
参考例句:
  • Total concentration is required with no distractions.要全神贯注,不能有丝毫分神。
  • Their national distraction is going to the disco.他们的全民消遣就是去蹦迪。
7 hissing hissing     
n. 发嘶嘶声, 蔑视 动词hiss的现在分词形式
参考例句:
  • The steam escaped with a loud hissing noise. 蒸汽大声地嘶嘶冒了出来。
  • His ears were still hissing with the rustle of the leaves. 他耳朵里还听得萨萨萨的声音和屑索屑索的怪声。 来自汉英文学 - 春蚕
8 sprouting c8222ee91acc6d4059c7ab09c0d8d74e     
v.发芽( sprout的现在分词 );抽芽;出现;(使)涌现出
参考例句:
  • new leaves sprouting from the trees 树上长出的新叶
  • They were putting fresh earth around sprouting potato stalks. 他们在往绽出新芽的土豆秧周围培新土。 来自名作英译部分
9 hideous 65KyC     
adj.丑陋的,可憎的,可怕的,恐怖的
参考例句:
  • The whole experience had been like some hideous nightmare.整个经历就像一场可怕的噩梦。
  • They're not like dogs,they're hideous brutes.它们不像狗,是丑陋的畜牲。
10 vowels 6c36433ab3f13c49838853205179fe8b     
n.元音,元音字母( vowel的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • Vowels possess greater sonority than consonants. 元音比辅音响亮。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
  • Note the various sounds of vowels followed by r. 注意r跟随的各种元音的发音。 来自超越目标英语 第3册
11 ridge KDvyh     
n.山脊;鼻梁;分水岭
参考例句:
  • We clambered up the hillside to the ridge above.我们沿着山坡费力地爬上了山脊。
  • The infantry were advancing to attack the ridge.步兵部队正在向前挺进攻打山脊。
12 smack XEqzV     
vt.拍,打,掴;咂嘴;vi.含有…意味;n.拍
参考例句:
  • She gave him a smack on the face.她打了他一个嘴巴。
  • I gave the fly a smack with the magazine.我用杂志拍了一下苍蝇。
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