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Last Night As I Was Sleeping

Last Night As I Was Sleeping

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 a 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 slept,
I dreamt-marvelous error!-
That it was God I had
Here inside my heart.



Poem Last Night As I Was Sleeping - Antonio Machado
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