(미국인들이 가장 좋아하는 시 - 28위)
Walking Around by Pablo Neruda
It so happens I am sick of being a man.
And it happens that I walk into tailorshops and movie houses
dried up, waterproof, like a swan made of felt
steering my way in a water of wombs and ashes.
The smell of barbershops makes me break into hoarse sobs.
The only thing I want is to lie still like stones or wool.
The only thing I want is to see no more stores, no gardens,
no more goods, no spectacles, no elevators.
It so happens that I am sick of my feet and my nails
and my hair and my shadow.
It so happens I am sick of being a man.
Still it would be marvelous
to terrify a law clerk with a cut lily,
or kill a nun with a blow on the ear.
It would be great
to go through the streets with a green knife
letting out yells until I died of the cold.
I don't want to go on being a root in the dark,
insecure, stretched out, shivering with sleep,
going on down, into the moist guts of the earth,
taking in and thinking, eating every day.
I don't want so much misery.
I don't want to go on as a root and a tomb,
alone under the ground, a warehouse with corpses,
half frozen, dying of grief.
That's why Monday, when it sees me coming
with my convict face, blazes up like gasoline,
and it howls on its way like a wounded wheel,
and leaves tracks full of warm blood leading toward the night.
And it pushes me into certain corners, into some moist houses,
into hospitals where the bones fly out the window,
into shoeshops that smell like vinegar,
and certain streets hideous as cracks in the skin.
There are sulphur-colored birds, and hideous intestines
hanging over the doors of houses that I hate,
and there are false teeth forgotten in a coffeepot, there are mirrors
that ought to have wept from shame and terror,
there are umbrellas everywhere, and venoms, and umbilical cords.
I stroll along serenely, with my eyes, my shoes,
my rage, forgetting everything,
I walk by, going through office buildings and orthopedic shops,
and courtyards with washing hanging from the line:
underwear, towels and shirts from which slow dirty tears are falling.
산보 - 네루다
내가 사람이라는 게 싫을 때가 있다.
나는 양복점에도 들어가 보고 영화관에도 들어가 본다
펠트로 만든 백조처럼 시들고, 뚫고 들어갈 수 없이 되어,
근원의 물과 재속으로 나아간다.
이발관 냄새는 나로 하여금 문득 쉰 소리로 흐느껴 울게 한다.
내가 오직 바라는 건 돌이나 양모(羊毛)처럼 가만히 놓여 있는 것.
내가 오직 바라는 건 더 이상 상점들을 보지 않고, 정원들,
상품, 안경들, 엘리베이터들을 보지 않는 것.
내 발이 싫어지고 내 손톱과
내 머리카락 그리고 내 그림자가 싫을 때가 있다.
내가 사람이라는 게 도무지 싫을 때가 있다.
하지만 멋진 일일 거야
한 송이 자른 백합으로 법원 직원을 놀라게 하고
따귀를 갈겨 수녀를 죽이는 건 말야.
참 근사할 거야
푸른 칼을 들고 거리를 헤매며
내가 얼어 죽을 때까지 소리를 지르는 건 말야.
나는 줄곧 암흑 속에서 뿌리로 있는 걸 바라지 않는다,
불안정하고, 길게 뻗어 있으며, 잠으로 몸서리치고,
땅의 축축한 내장 속으로, 계속 내려가,
흡수하고 생각하며, 매일 먹는 걸 바라지 않는다.
나는 너무 심한 비참을 바라지 않는다.
나는 계속 뿌리나 무덤이기를 원치 않는다,
시체들의 창고인 땅 밑에서 혼자
거의 얼어서, 슬픔으로 죽어가는 걸 원치 않는다.
그게 바로 월요일이, 내가 가책 받은 얼굴로
오고 있는 걸 볼 때, 가솔린처럼 불타고,
상처 입은 바퀴처럼 진행하면서 울부짖고,
밤을 향해 가며 뜨거운 피로 가득 찬 자국을 남기는 이유.
그리고 그건 나를 어떤 구석으로 몰아넣고, 어떤 축축한 집으로,
뼈들이 창밖으로 튀어나와 있는 병원들로,
식초 냄새 나는 구둣방으로 몰아넣고,
균열처럼 무서운 어떤 거리로 몰아넣는다.
유황색 새들, 내가 증오하는 집들 문 위에 걸려 있는
커피포트 속에 잊힌 틀니,
수치와 공포 때문에 울었을 거울들,
사방에 우산들, 독액, 그리고 탯줄.
나는 조용히 거닌다, 두 눈을 가지고, 구두와
분노를 지니고, 모든 걸 잊어버리며,
나는 걷는다, 사무실 건물들과 정형외과 의료기구상들 사이로,
그리고 줄에 빨래가 널려 있는 안뜰들―?
속옷, 수건, 셔츠 들에서 더러운 눈물이 떨어지고 있는 거길 지나서.
Walking around meaning
Walking Around is a poem written by Pablo Neruda. Neruda wrote the poem when he was counsel of Chile in India. During this time the British controlled the country. The author has written the original poem in Spanish with the English title walking around. The author has given the poem the title walking around so as to draw attention from the readers, and other people. The poem is good and the author has used many poetic devices to make it appealing to the reader. For example the author has used surrealism to convey message clearly to the reader. Surrealism is a 20th century literature movement used to express the working of a subconscious.
It is mainly characterized by fantastic imagery and juxtaposition of the content being discussed. The author has used surrealism in his work to help people understand what he is saying. It is the main style in the poem. The poem meaning is that the writer is tired of the daily activities, and the ignorance of the world of what is going on. This is because the author has experienced a lot, and he has seen illegal activities on the world, and the world ignores them. For example, the author in the poem explains how there are many deaths around the world, and nobody pays attention. These things irritate him, and make him long not to exist any more
The author has written the poem to reflect how people carry out measures to correct crisis. The author reveals that people are no longer serious and they don’t pay close attention to issues like death. He also explains how the world is superficial in the poem. This is shown by the author when he talks about his hair, and nails. He does not refer to his physical appearance. He uses such words to show how the world is superficial as people concentrate on their physical appearance, and they don’t pay close attention to the outside world. The author states that he is tired of ignorance, and he does not want to be ignorant. The poem is true and realistic as it talks about real life (Neruda, Stavans & Bly 2007).
The denotative meaning of the poem
The poems talks about how people on the world have become ignorant as they do not pay close attention to the outside world. This is shown by the author description in the poem when he talks about his hair and nail. He uses imagery to show how people around the world have become ignorant to control disasters. People no longer care about diseases, death and poverty and they have become common in the society. The main theme in the poem is ignorance. The author has used the poem to shows people the consequences of ignorance as they have become ignorant. The author mainly addresses people who are ignorant in the society and the whole world. The author wrote this poem when he was exiled from Chile. The poem reflects the real life, and his suffering. He has used the poem to explain how people are ignorant and how ignorance makes someone suffer (Neruda, Stavans & Bly 2007).
Image in the poem.
The author of the poem walking around has used imagery and figurative speech in his work. The author uses surrealism to show how people are ignorant on things affecting their daily life. For example, people have ignored poverty and death in the society and they have increased. For example, the author states that it would be fun to kill a nun with a blow to the ear and bones fly out of the window. The statements reveal the death the author is witnessing, and how people have ignored it. The author claims that the world is too busy satisfying its vanity, and getting more material things (Neruda, Stavans & Bly 2007). Surrealism imagery is evidenced in the poem when the author states that “It so happens I’m tired of my feet and my nails and my hair and my shadow”. The statement does not mean that the author is not happy with his physical appearance.
The author uses the statement to show clearly the vanity people shared instead of paying attention to crucial issues in the society. The author also states that he is tired of being a man because of selfishness of other people. The author longs for a change on how people handle issue, and ignorance. This is revealed by his words “I don’t want to go on as a root and a tomb”. He further states that he does not want any more misery and ignorance. The poem is an English poem, and it does not have any rhyme. The sentences in the poem do not have any rhyming words. The meter of the poem is not regular. The poem is an imagery poem as the author has used imagery to convey meaning to the reader. The meaning of the poem and form are similar. This is because the author has used imagery to convey meaning and imagery poems use imagery to convey meaning (Neruda, Stavans & Bly 2007).
파블로 네루다(Pablo Neruda; 1904-1973)
본명 네프탈리 리카르도 레이에스 바소알토(Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto). 칠레 마울레주 파랄에서 출생하였다. 칠레의 수도 산티아고의 대학에서 철학·문학을 수학하였으며, 1927년부터 양곤·스리랑카·싱가포르 등지의 영사를 역임하고, 1934년부터 1938년까지 마드리드의 영사가 되어 R.알베르티 등의 전위시인과 교제하였다. 어려서부터 문학적 재능이 있어 시작(詩作)에 착수, 근대주의적인 《황혼의 노래 Crepusculario》로 문단에 데뷔하고, 1924년에 발표된 《20편의 사랑의 시와 한 편의 절망(絶望)의 노래 Veinte poemas de amor y una cancion desesperada》에서 그의 독자적인 시경(詩境)을 개척하였다.
그 후의 작품 《무한한 인간의 시도 Tentativa del hombre infinito》 《열렬한 투석병》을 거쳐, 최고의 작품이라고 주목되는 《지상의 주소 Residencia en la tierra》(1931)에 이르는 과정에서 카오스적인 요설(饒舌)로 존재의 부조리를 날카롭게 지적하는 초현실주의적 시인으로 변모하였다. 그러나 스페인내란 이후의 상황 속에서 점차 정치적 자세를 첨예화시키게 되었다. 그러한 예는 《제3의 주소 Tercera residencia》(1945)에서 뚜렷하게 나타나 있다. 1944년에는 공산당에 입당하여 정치활동에 몰두했으나 후에 다시 일상적인 친밀한 세계를 노래하게 되었다. 이 밖의 작품으로는 《커다란 노래 Canto general》(1950) 《기본적인 오드 Odas elementales》(1954~1957) 등이 있다. 1971년 노벨문학상을 수상하였다.
|산보 - 파블로 네루다|