80 年代初看過的電影Sophie’s Choice，幾乎都忘了。當初也許只知道AMPLE make this bed此詩"有情"，卻是30年前之後才稍微清楚。
After Nathan discharges a firearm over the telephone in a violent rage, Sophie and Stingo flee to a hotel. She reveals to him that, upon arrival at Auschwitz, she was forced to choose which one of her two children would be gassed and which would proceed to the labor camp. To avoid having both children killed, she chose her son, Jan, to be sent to the children's camp, and her daughter, Eva, to be sent to her death.
Sophie and Stingo make love, but while Stingo is sleeping, Sophie returns to Nathan. Sophie and Nathan commit suicide by taking cyanide. Stingo recites the poem "Ample Make This Bed" by Emily Dickinson—the American poet Sophie was fond of reading.
|Emily Dickinson (1830–86). Complete Poems. 1924.|
Part Four: Time and Eternity
|AMPLE make this bed.|
|Make this bed with awe;|
|In it wait till judgment break|
|Excellent and fair.|
|Be its mattress straight,||5|
|Be its pillow round;|
|Let no sunrise’ yellow noise|
|Interrupt this ground.|