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[좋은 영시128]Shaking Hands by Pádraig Ó Tuama/슬기로운 집콕 생활 4

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Helen's Scrapbook/좋아하는 영시

2020. 4. 9.


요즘 자주 가는 시 작품 웹사이트에서

코로나 바이러스 때문에 집에서 격리된 생활을 하는 상황을 대변하는

좋은 시를 소개해 주고 있는데,

어제 읽은 좋은 시 한 편을 함께 나누어 봅니다.

Shaking Hands/악수

Pádraig Ó Tuama/파드래이그 오 투아마

Because what’s the alternative?

Because of courage.

Because of loved ones lost.

Because no more.

Because it’s a small thing; shaking hands; it happens every day.

Because I heard of one man whose hands haven’t stopped shaking 

since a market day in Omagh.

Because it takes a second to say hate, but it takes longer, much longer, 

to be a great leader.

Much, much longer.

악수를 대신할 대안이 무엇이 있을까요?

Because shared space without human touching doesn’t amount to much.

Because it’s easier to speak to your own than to hold the hand of someone 

whose side has been previously described, proscribed, denied.

Because it is tough.

Because it is tough.

Because it is meant to be tough, and this is the stuff of memory, 

the stuff of hope, the stuff of gesture, and meaning and leading.

Because it has taken so, so long.

Because it has taken land and money and languages 

and barrels and barrels of blood.

Because lives have been lost.

Because lives have been taken.

Because to be bereaved is to be troubled by grief.

Because more than two troubled peoples live here.

Because I know a woman whose hand hasn’t been shaken since she was a man.

Because shaking a hand is only a part of the start.

Because I know a woman whose touch calmed a man whose heart was breaking.

Because privilege is not to be taken lightly.

Because this just might be good.

Because who said that this would be easy?

Because some people love what you stand for, and for some, if you can, they can.

Because solidarity means a common hand.

Because a hand is only a hand; so hang onto it.

So join your much discussed hands.

We need this; for one small second.

So touch.

So lead.

그러니 수없이 논란을 거듭해 온 손을 서로 잡으세요.

서로에게 필요하니; 잠시만이라도.

그러니 잡아 보세요.

그래서 이끌어 보세요.

한글번역: Nancy Helen Kim©

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