Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Last Night As I Was Sleeping




Last Night as  I was Sleeping  by Antonio Machado (versed by Robert Bly)


Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt  - marvelous error! -
that a spring was breaking
out in my heart.
I said: Along which secret aqueduct,
Oh water, are you coming to me,
water of new life,
that I have never drunk?


Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt-marvelous error!-
that I had a beehive,
here inside my heart.
And the golden bees
were making white combs
and sweet honey
from my old failures.


Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt- marvelous error!-
that a fiery sun was giving light
inside my heart.
It was fiery because I felt 
warmth as from a hearth,
and sun because it gave light
and brought tears to my eyes.


Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt-marvelous error!-
that it was God I had
here inside my heart.

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