Antonio Machado

(26 July 1875 – 22 February 1939 / Seville)

Has My Heart Gone To Sleep? - Poem by Antonio Machado

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.

Comments about Has My Heart Gone To Sleep? by Antonio Machado

  • (12/26/2014 8:53:00 AM)

    Reading this poem I was reminded of my poem ' Sitting on well head '. At the rim of vast silence mind opens again. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 1, 2011

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