毛泽东时代的公共浴室

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我是多么怀念
毛泽东时代的公共浴室
那种百人共浴的大池
人与人挨得很近
相互搓背
泡在那混沌而滚烫的水中
是多么舒服啊
不常洗澡的人才知
洗澡是一种快感
花钱洗澡的人才知道
洗澡是一种幸福
就这样泡着泡着
昏昏然地泡着
直泡得有人虚脱
那年头根本就不用担心
这样的洗法会染上梅毒之类的
啊!我是多么怀念
毛泽东时代的公共浴室
但仅限于怀念
 

 

 

Bathhouse in Mao’s Era

 

I long
For the bathhouse in Mao’s time
Pool embracing hundreds
Skin to skin, bathers
Kneaded each other’s back
How relaxing to rest
In the muddy hot water
Only those who rarely bathed
Understood its joy
Only those who paid
Knew the happiness
We soaked ourselves
Into oblivion
Soaked till someone fainted
No one worried about
Syphilis or AIDS
Those days
Oh! My longing
For the bathhouse in Mao’s time

 

   Translated by Wang Ping and Alex Lemon