Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | July 31, 2008

POEM OF THE DAY: Has My Heart Gone to Sleep?

by Antonio Machado (1875 –  1939).

 

Has My Heart Gone To Sleep?

 

Has my heart gone to sleep?

Have the beehives of my dreams

stopped working, the waterwheel

of the mind run dry,

scoops turning empty,                                          5

only shadow inside?

 

No, my heart is not asleep.

It is awake, wide awake.

Not asleep, not dreaming—

its eyes are opened wide                                    10

watching distant signals, listening

on the rim of vast silence.

 

Notes:

http://www.ctspanish.com/literature/machado.htm

http://www.poetry-chaikhana.com/M/MachadoAnton/index.htm


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