29 maj 2010

Opozorilo!

WARNING! (Jenny Joseph, 1932)
prevod Ifigenija Simonovič


When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.

Ko bom stara, bom nosila vijoličasto
in rdeč klobuk, narobne barve in oblike.
Pokojnino bom zapravila za žganje in poletne rokavice
in satenaste sandale. Rekla bom, da nimamo za maslo.


I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.

Sedla bom na pločnik, ko bom upehana.
V trgovinah bom jedla, kar dajo zastonj,
in sprožala bom alarme. S palico bom ropotala po ograjah.
To vse na račun resnosti v mladosti.


I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick the flowers in other peoples' gardens
And learn to spit.

V copatih bom šla ven, ko bo deževalo,
in rože bom trgala po sosednjih vrtovih.
Naučila se bom pljuvati.


You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickles for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

Lahko bom nosila razcapane srajce in se zredila,
pojedla tri funte klobas naenkrat
ali pa cel teden živela od namazanega kruha.
Zbirala bom svinčnike in barvice in podložke za kozarce.
Razporedila jih bom po škatlah.


But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

Za zdaj pa je obleka zato, da nas ščiti pred mokroto.
Plačati moramo stanarino in ne smemo preklinjati v javnosti.
Moramo biti vzor svojim otrokom.
Prijatelje moramo vabiti v goste in brati časopise.


But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

Kaj pa če bi začela že zdaj malo vaditi?
Da tisti, ki me poznajo, ne bodo preveč iz sebe,
ko bom nenadoma stara, oblečena v vijoličasto.




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6 komentarjev:

Urškin Raj pravi ...

noro dobra pesem - ti kej pravi? :)))) nakit pa fajn pada skupaj ;)

Lili pravi ...

Haaaa,haaaaaaaaa,ko boš stara in takšna kot jo pesem opisuje bom še vedno hodila s teboj na kavo :)).
Nakit pa čudovit, v živo še bolj kot na fotkah.

Nelya pravi ...

pa za vse to res moraš bit star? :-))))

Lep nakit!

moi pravi ...

Krasne vijole, pesem pa itak ;)

hali pravi ...

he he eh krasna pesem in še lepši nakit!

Suzy pravi ...

Hvala
za to pesem
za utrinek dobre volje