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Last Night As I Was Sleeping

Rating: 3.7
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!—
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Ohh yes 07 January 2021
weewee
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Robert Murray Smith 21 June 2020
Pure poetry full of froth.
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Dr Antony Theodore 21 June 2020
I had a beehive here inside my heart. And the golden bees were making white combs, , , , , imagination at its finest.. tony
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Ray A Burleigh 29 March 2020
Hard to define beauty? This is beauty. This is singing.
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Edie Stone 23 March 2017
Please credit the translator as well. This version is from Times Alone: Selected Poems of Antonio Machado, Translated by Robert Bly. There is a good discussion and video reading at http: //writingandhealing.org/last-night-as-i-lay-sleeping There are other possible translations. The blogger says: The original Spanish word translated as error is illusion and can also be translated as vision. I dreamt – a marvelous vision! – a blessed vision! – that a spring was breaking out in my heart. But Bly's translation is best known, and adds depth and mystery with the contradiction marvelous error.
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Edie Stone 23 March 2017
Sorry about the duplicate. First-timer's error. I had so much trouble signing on, I didn't think the first one went through.
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Edie Stone 23 March 2017
Please credit the translator as well. This version is from Times Alone: Selected Poems of Antonio Machado, Translated by Robert Bly. There is a good discussion and video reading at http: //writingandhealing.org/last-night-as-i-lay-sleeping - There are other possible translations. The blogger says: The original Spanish word translated as error is illusion and can also be translated as vision. I dreamt – a marvelous vision! – a blessed vision! – that a spring was breaking out in my heart. But Bly's translation is best known, and adds depth and mystery with the contradiction marvelous error.
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T Rajan Evol 07 December 2016
This is one of the best poem I have read in the recent days, I takes you to the reality from dreams and back to it..
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M Asim Nehal 07 December 2016
I will try to translate this poem in Hindi.....Loved it...10+++
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Ray Burleigh 22 April 2016
So simple but so grand. The contradiction - marvelous error - forces us back on on ourselves, and back on his line,
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Manonton Dalan 15 December 2015
we all dream...this one for me is scary one but nice poem
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