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Last night as I was sleeping, Poem by : Antonio Machado

Last night as I was sleeping Kilkenny Landscapes :  Nigel Borrington

Last night as I was sleeping
Kilkenny Landscapes : Nigel Borrington

Antonio Machado

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

Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt—marvelous dreams
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 dreams
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 slept,
I dreamt—marvelous dreams
that it was life I had
here inside my heart.

8 responses

  1. poppytump

    Always loved this poem Nigel ! Beautifully framed picture 🙂

    March 12, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    • Hello Poppy 🙂 I hope your very good 🙂

      Thank you !

      I find this poem so inspiring , very pleased you enjoyed it again 🙂 🙂

      March 13, 2015 at 10:48 am

  2. Great image and poem, Nigel.

    March 12, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    • Hello Elen 🙂 🙂

      Thank you , very pleased you enjoyed 🙂 🙂

      March 13, 2015 at 10:49 am

  3. I admire Machado, and this is a great poetry of it. Did not know the English version, but it seems very well resolved. Allows you advise hear songs by Joan Manuel Serrat on poems of Antonio Machado.
    A pleasure to follow your blog. Best regards.

    March 12, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    • Hello Charly 🙂

      Thank you , great comment and I am very pleased you enjoyed the poem in this version 🙂 🙂

      March 13, 2015 at 10:51 am

  4. This is wonderful Nigel – perfect link to your lovely scene.

    March 12, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    • Hello Mark 🙂 🙂

      Thank you and I am very happy that you enjoyed this post 🙂 🙂 🙂

      March 13, 2015 at 10:52 am

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