Things work out 守得云开见月明 By Edgar A. Guest 钟健鸣/译
Because it rains when we wish it wouldn't,
Because men do what they often should't,
Because crops fail,and plans go wrong-
Some of us grumble all day long.
But sometimes,in spite of the care and doubt,
It seems at last that things work out.
Because we lose where we hoped to gain,
Because we suffer a little pain,
Because we must work when we'd like to play-
Some of us whimper along life's way.
But somehow , as the day always follow the night
Most of our troubles work out all right.
Because we cannot forever smile,
Because we must trudge in the dust awhile,
Some of us whimper that life's all wrong.
But somehow,we live and our sky grows bright,
And ererything seems to work out all right.
So bend to your trouble and meet your care,
For the clouds must break,and the sky grows fair.
Let the rain come down,as it must and will,
But keep on working and hoping still.
For in spite of the grumblers who stand about,
Somehow,it seems,all things work out.
Edgar Albert Guest英文简介
Edgar Albert Guest (August 20, 1881, Birmingham, England – August 5, 1959, Detroit, Michigan) (aka Eddie Guest) was a prolific English-born American poet who was popular in the first half of the 20th century and became known as the People's Poet.
In 1891, Guest came with his family to the United States from England. After he began at the Detroit Free Press as a copy boy and then a reporter, his first poem appeared December 11, 1898. He became a naturalized citizen in 1902. For 40 years, Guest was widely read throughout North America, and his sentimental, optimistic poems were in the same vein as the light verse of Nick Kenny, who wrote syndicated columns during the same decades.
From his first published work in the Detroit Free Press until his death in 1959, Guest penned some 11,000 poems which were syndicated in some 300 newspapers and collected in more than 20 books, including A Heap o' Livin' (1916) and Just Folks (1917). Guest was made Poet Laureate of Michigan, the only poet to have been awarded the title.
His popularity led to a weekly Detroit radio show which he hosted from 1931 until 1942, followed by a 1951 NBC television series, A Guest in Your Home.
When Guest died in 1959, he was buried in Detroit's Woodlawn Cemetery.