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英语美文欣赏爱情篇:波西卡与丘比特—莎丽-吉布森(中英双语)

Once, there was a young woman by the name of Psyche and she was extraordinarily beautiful. tler popularity and fame grew after a while; people came to say her beauty was too great for that of a mere mortal. She must in fact be a goddess, and they began to desert the temple of Aphrodite. Goddess of Beauty and Love. They actually began to worship Psyche.

从前,有位名叫波西卡的年轻女子,她非常美丽。她的名声越来越大,一段时间以后,人们开始传说她的美不是人间所有的,她一定是一位女神于是人们渐渐地不再去爱之神阿芙洛狄特神庙,转而膜拜波西卡。

Now, Aphrodite was a cry jealous goddess and she grew very angry about Psyche.So she went to find her son, the god, Cupid.When this story took place, Cupid has grown into a very handsome young man. but still with the wings.Aphrodite asked Cupid to punish Psyche.Cupid flew down to the Earth. He found Psyche sleeping in her room. He drew an arrow at hrr but he was startled by her great beauty, and he found himself hopelessly in love with Psyche. He  just couldn't bring himself to punish her in any way. So away he flew. This made Aphrodite even angrier with Psyche.

阿芙洛狄特是位嫉妒心很强的女人,她对波西卜大为恼怒于是阿芙洛狄特找来她的儿子,丘比特当这个故事发生时,丘比特已是一个十分英俊的小伙了,当然背上仍长着翅膀阿芙洛狄特要丘比特去惩罚波西卡于是丘比特牡到J‘人间,他发现波西卜正在房间里熟睡他从箭袋单抽出一只箭搭在玄,当他刚看她一眼,就不禁被她的美丽惊呆了。他意识到他已经死心塌地爱上波西长了,他不可能再用任何方式惩罚她,于是便飞走了。这使得阿芙洛狄特对波西卡更为恼怒.

Time went by and Psyche's father realized that his daughter was not like other mortals. So he went to sec the oracle. an ole woman through whom the god. Apollo. spoke words of wisdom and truth, and the old woman said:"Psyche is not like other mortal woman and she will not marry a mortal husband. Hm husband would be a mon,tcr feared by both god and man. And he awaits her on the mountain top” So the family brought Psyche to the top of a nearby mountain, and with tear, in their eyes. they left' her there. But shortly after her family left, a gentle breeze suddenly came up and lift her right off the mountain top and took her across the、alleys and to another mountain where it set her gently down. Up ahead. she saw a grove of straight, tall, beautiful trees, and she went in that direction. At the end. there was a beautiful palace full of gold and ivory and jewels, so wethine too beautiful for a mere mortal. "'My lady Psyche”suddenly a voice was heard. "I am  one the invisible servants of this place. And this place is for your joy. Your husband-to-be has set it here for you.And we will fulfill your every wish and desire’."So from then on Psvche began her new life During thr day, she would live in the palace of dreams and wishes.At night, a mysterious husband appeared to spend the night with het until the dawn. She never did sec his face. But he was gentle and loving and fultilled her every wish for a husband.

时光流逝,波西卡的父亲也意识到他的女儿与众不同,于是他就去找了一位神喻—一位老妇人,她传达阿波罗神饱含智慧和真理的话。她说道:“波西卡和别的凡间女子不同。她不会嫁给凡人。她的丈夫将是神和人都害怕的怪物,他在高山之巅等着她。”于是全家人将波西卡带到附近的一座山峰上,含着眼泪把她留在了那儿她的家人刚离开不久,就突然刮来一阵轻柔的风,风儿裹着她飞离了山顶,越过山谷,将她轻轻放在另一座山顶上她看见前边有一片树林,树木高大、美丽,便朝着树林走去在尽头,有一座由黄金、象牙、珠宝建成的华丽宫殿。对一个凡人来说,它实在是美丽得难以想象。突然,她听到一个声音:“波西卡夫人,我是这座宫殿的隐形仆人这座宫殿是为您而建的,您的未婚夫为您安排了这一切,我们将满足您的每一个愿望和要求”从此,波西卜开始了她的全新的生活。自天,她生活在充满梦幻和希望的宫殿里;夜晚,那位神秘的丈夫就会出现,和她共度良宵直到天明她从未见过他的脸,但作为丈夫,他温柔可爱且满足她的每一个愿望。
 

However, once she asked him、why can I not see you? Why can I not see your feature,and he replied"I am a god, I am afraid you will fear me rather than love me if you actually could see me.And therefore would prefer darkness only."She accepted this. But as time went by, she grew lonely, and one night, she aid to her husband, "I wish to see my sisters My family must... must pink that I'm dead by now." He tried to argue her out of it. But at least, as always. he paid he would do as she wished.

一次.她问他:“为什么我不能看见你呢?为什么我不能看见你的容貌呢?”他答道:“我是神,我担心如果你真的看见我,你就会害怕我而不爱我因此我宁愿选择黑暗”她接受了这个答复但是随着时间的推移,她日益感到孤单一天晚上,她对丈夫说:’我想见见我的姐妹们.我的家人一定认为我已经死了、”他试着劝她改变主意,但是最后,和往常一样,他说他会实现她的愿望.

The next day ,as Psyche's two sisters were walking, picking up some flowers, the gentle wind rose again and lilted the two of them and flew them off to Psyche's palace, where their sister was awaiting them. How joyous was that reunion!At the end of day, the sisters parted.But they had planted the seed of suspicion in Psyche's mind. That night, as her husband lay sleeping in the pitch black darkness of their room, she held the oil lamp high and approached their bed. It wasn"t a fearsome monster. In fact, it was a remarkably handsome young man with wings  growing from his back. I"m sure you've sucssed by now" it was Cupid himsclt". So startled was Psyche at his appearance that she stumbled a bit atd several drops of oil from the lamp spattered out on Cupid"s chest and burned him and he awoke suddenly.When he saw her standing there,he knew at once what had happened. And he sprang for the window and stared her as he stood then.’Yon'vc lost me forever, Psyche. I must leave you forever now. Love can not live with mistrust."

第二天,波西卡的两个妹妹正在边走边摘花,一阵清风吹来,将她们带到了波西卡的宫殿,她正在那儿等着呢久别重逢很令人惊喜一天结束后,妹妹们离去了,但是她们在波西卡心里种下了怀疑的种子这天晚上,她丈夫在漆黑的卧室里熟睡时,她拿一盏油灯走近床边一她举起油灯,他哪是可怕的怪物,事实土他是一位非常英俊的青年,背上长着翅膀,我想你现在已经猜出来了,他就是丘比特。波西卡对他的外貌大吃一惊,不慎一个踉跄,几滴油从灯上滴落到了丘比特的胸部,他突然被烫醒了他看见她站在那儿,立刻明自到底发生什么事他跃仁窗台,盯着她说:“你已经永远失去我了,波西仁。我现在必须永远离开你了,没有信任是不会有爱的”
 

Before she could speak. he spread his wings and flew off.And the palace disappeared.She began to travel around the countryside trying to find a way back to her husband.She went through many adventures and at last she found the temple of the Gods.she went inside and lit a candle and got down upon her knees, and she prayed and said: "my husband, you are a god and I know therefore you can hear me. I love you with all my soul. There's one thing I must say to you." Cupid appeared,"what is it" he asked. And she replied. "you said you have to leave because I did not crust you. But did you trust me?"how could I fully love you without letting me know you?" and Cupid saw the justice in this. "Come with me," he said, and he lifted her in his strong arms and off they flew up the very top of Mount Olympus, home of gods. And they went to see Zeus, king of all the gods.

她还没来得及申辩,他已展开翅膀飞走了宫殿也随之消失。她开始在乡间四处寻觅,想找到一条回到她丈夫身边的路她历尽艰险,终于找到了神殿,她走了进去,点燃一只蜡烛,跪在地上祈祷:“夫君啊,你是一位神,我知道你能听见我的话。我全心全意地爱你,有一件事我必须要跟你讲”于是丘比特出现了。“你想说什么?”“你说你要离开我是因为我不信任你但你相信我吗?如果你不让我完全地了解你,我又如何能完完全全地爱你呢,”丘比特知道她是对的。“跟我来,”他说他用坚实的臂膀抱起她,一起飞向众神之家—奥林匹斯山顶,去见众神之王—宙斯。
 

Cupid told the whole story to Father Zeus,and asked hitn to talk to his mother.Zeus finally persuaded Aphrodite to accept the girl.Later Aphrodite herself brought ambrosia, the food and drink of gods and gave them to Psyche and once she had done that, Psyche, too, became immortal and went to live on Mount Olympus with Cupid happily ever after.

丘比特把整件事情的经过告诉父工,并请他跟母亲谈谈。最终,宙斯说阿芙洛狄特。后来阿芙洛狄特亲自带了神水仙肴给波西卡享用、波西卡也获得r永生,从此和丘比特一起幸福地生活在奥林匹斯山上。

Now,"psyche" is the old Greek word for soul and also for butterfly. Perhaps the Greeks knew that the soul could fly as joyfully and beautifully as a butterfly, but only when soul has combined with love.

波西卡是古希腊语的一个词,是心灵和蝴蝶的意思。也许希腊人认为心灵可以像蝴蝶一样美妙而欢快地飞翔,但要达到如此境界,心灵必须和爱结合在一起。