Last Night As I Was Sleeping

Last night as I was sleeping,

I dreamt—marvellous 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 a new life

that I have never drunk?

Last night as I was sleeping,

I dreamt—marvellous 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 - marvellous 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—marvellous error!—

That it was God I had

here inside my heart.

Antonio Machado

Art credit: Honeybee by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law