学习啦【英语诗歌】 编辑：韦彦 发布时间：2016-09-28
My father was my hero, all throughout my life.
The father of eight children, he saw his share of strife.
When I was very little, he appeared to be so large.
In my eyes he could do anything, we all knew he was in charge.
He was a man of great strength both physically and in mind,
but in him there was a gentleness, he found ways to be outgoing and kind.
Many days of childhood were greeted with a kiss,
and songs to me as I awoke, those days I surely miss.
He made me feel so special, “Miss America” he would sing.
I knew I had my father's love. It gave me courage to do most anything.
From him I learned to stand up tall, to be proud of who I am.
Strength and determination were the qualities of this fine man.
As the years of his life dwindled down5, that strength kept him alive.
Plus the unfailing determination to help my ailing6 mother have the care she needed to survive.
He loved her and his children, so much he gave up years of his life
caring for this woman, his soulmate, his wife.
Day and night he struggled for years with her disease.
A lesser man would have been brought down to his knees7.
With illnesses of his own, he still stood by her side
caring for her and loving her until the day she died.
Twenty days later his own time was at an end.
I lost my hero, my father, a man who was my friend.
A few years have passed, and life just isn't the same.
But as Father's Day approaches, I will celebrate8 his name.
With prayers to him and God above to stay by my side,
to watch over me and guide me, to look down on me with pride.
For I am my father's daughter, one day we will meet again.
But until then I will remember, and the love will never end.
My last will 我的遗嘱
my will is easy to decide, 我的遗嘱容易确定
For there is nothing to divide. 因为我并无财产分给所爱
My kin don’t need to fuss and moan— 亲人不必抱怨，悲哀---
“Moss does not cling to rolling stone.” “滚石不生苔，我也不聚财”
My body? Oh, if I could choose, 遗体怎么办?---哦，如果还有商量
To ashes I’d let it reduce, 我愿它化为一撮灰烬
And let the merry breeze blow 让欢快的柔风把它轻扬
My dust to where some flowers grow. 吹到鲜花盛开的地方
Perhaps some fading flowers then 也许有些正在凋谢的花儿
Would come to life and bloom again. 会因此复活，重新怒放
This is my last and final will, 这便是我最后的遗愿
Good luck to all of you! 祝你们所有的人幸福安康!
What makes a man?
Do you fear the force of the wind 你可害怕寒风凛冽,
The slash of the rain? 你可畏惧大雨滂沱
Go face them and fight them, 去迎着风雨努力拼搏
Be savage again .还你原始本色
Go hungry and cold like the wolf 象狼一样去经受饥寒
Go wade like the crane. 象鹤一般去跋涉河川
The palms of your hands will thicken, 你的手掌变得厚实粗壮
The skin of your cheeks will tan 你的脸庞晒得古铜发亮
You’ll grow ragged and weary and swarthy,你会变得衣衫褴褛，皮肤黝黑，疲惫不堪，
But you will walk like a man! 但你步履沉稳，是个堂堂男子汉!