A Coat外套

William Butler Yeats
I made my song a coat
Covered with embroideries
Out of old mythologies
From heel to throat
But the fools caught it
Wore it in the world's eyes
As though they'd wrought it
Song, let them take it
For there's more enterprise
In walking naked

我用古老的神话作为衣料,
为我的歌缝制一件外套,
上面铺满刺绣,
层层秘密,从头到脚;
可是愚蠢的人们把它夺去,
穿起来在世人面前炫耀,
似乎是他们亲手织造。
让他们拿走吧,
歌啊,没有衣服更好,
因为裸体行走,
需要胆识更加高超。