Heads Up And Read Some Poems

A total of 40 poems take a ride on Line3

14th December 2017

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無論是地鐵抑或輕軌,都已經成為現代人出行不可替代的選擇。日本的宜家團隊將其打造出家的溫暖,而瑞典人則把地鐵站建成藝術長廊。

I bet you can’t count too many large-sized cities that don’t rely on subway or railway. Without them, lots of modern people will still be trapped in traffic jam.

IKEA teams from Japan turns subway into a warm living room, making passengers feel at home. While Swedish put a lot effort to build subway station into an art gallery.

“尋夢?撐一支長篙,向青草更青處漫溯;滿載一船星輝,在星輝斑斕裏放歌。”徐志摩經典作品《再別康橋》中的經典語句,悄然出現在了重慶軌道交通3號線的列車上。

“To seek a dream? Just to pole a boat upstream
To where the green grass is more verdant
Overloaded with a boat of starlgiht
I sing aloud in the splendour of starlight.”

Widely praised verses from Xu Zhimo’s classic poem Saying Good-bye To Cambridge Again suddenly appears on Line 3 without reminder.

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12月6日上午,市民在乘坐軌道交通3號線的一列8輛編組列車時,發現車廂內的廣告變成了一首首動人的詩歌。每首詩歌不僅有中文和英文兩個版本,還配上了應景的背景圖畫,讓人感受到“詩和遠方”的浪漫。

On the morning of December 6, citizens noticed that inside an eight cars railway, advertisements were replaced by touching poetry. Apart from Chinese and English versions, all of them are matched up with appropriate background paintings.

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據瞭解,這是英國總領館文化教育處和重慶軌道集團聯合推出的“在軌道邂逅詩歌”活動,重慶市文化委員會、重慶市外事僑務辦公室是這次活動的支持單位。

According to acknowledgement, British Council has brought out “Poetry On The Metro” along with Chongqing Rail Transit (Group), supported by Chongqing Municipal Culture Commission and Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Chongqing Municipal People’s Government.

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“在軌道邂逅詩歌”是英國政府“靈動青春”系列活動的專案之一,旨在把優美的中英詩歌利用軌道交通公共空間展示出來,給軌道交通出行者平日的行程增添更多知識和樂趣,推廣中英文學。

Peotry On The Metro helps make journeys more stimulating and inspiring by showcasing 40 British and Chinese poems in the metro space across China. It highlights classic contemporary and international work, with the theme of ‘youth’, written by both famous and relatively less famous young British and Chines poets. It is part of UK’s spirit of Youth campaign. ”

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這次登上列車的詩歌共有40首。其中,中文詩歌和英文詩歌各20首。這些詩歌不僅有莎士比亞、雪萊、李白、杜甫、徐志摩等文學名家的作品,也有中英兩國嶄露頭角的“80後”青年詩人,如薩拉·豪(Sarah Howe),絲絨隕等。

A total of 40 poems take a ride on Line3, half Chinese and half British. Passengers could catch a glimpse of Shakespeare, Shelley, and Li Bai, Dufu, Xu Zhimu... or newly-discovered poets like Sarah Howe and Sirongyun.

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在列車上,你還能邂逅到重慶青年詩人張尹所寫的《散句》:“如何才能與生活決裂?就像那些晚霞,它漸漸被雲朵遮擋。”

Maybe you would meet up with the lines from Scattered Phrases by the young Chongqing poet Zhang Yin - How to break up with life? Just like sunset glow, gradually covered by clouds.

這列滿載詩歌的列車將在重慶運行到12月31日。市民如果想要邂逅這些優美的詩歌,可以去偶遇軌道交通3號線的59號車。

The railway loaded with poems is doomed to close in December 31. Give yourself a little break and immerse into literature on No. 59 Line 3 this month.



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