Treasure Island

Antonio Machado

(26 July 1875 – 22 February 1939 / Seville)

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,
only shadow inside?

No, my heart is not asleep.
It is awake, wide awake.
Not asleep, not dreaming—
its eyes are opened wide
watching distant signals, listening
on the rim of vast silence.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004
Edited: Thursday, December 01, 2011

Do you like this poem?
3 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: silence, sleep, heart, running, work, dream

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Has My Heart Gone To Sleep? by Antonio Machado )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. No More Sorrow, Dr. Emmanuel Moore Abolo
  2. AMONG THE PRETTY PEBBLES مابين الحصوات ا.., MOHAMMAD SKATI
  3. Let me see my life, gajanan mishra
  4. Y/.. Gold, Aufie Zophy
  5. A LONE JOURNEY, Satish Verma
  6. Time Of Discontent, Richard Provencher
  7. I am the citizen of the world, gajanan mishra
  8. In sad way, hasmukh amathalal
  9. Obsession, Francie Lynch
  10. winter, gordon nosworthy

Poem of the Day

poet Alfred Lord Tennyson

It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
Match'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole
Unequal laws unto a savage race,
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]