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City That Does Not Sleep - Poem by Federico García Lorca
In the sky there is nobody asleep. Nobody, nobody.
Nobody is asleep.
The creatures of the moon sniff and prowl about their cabins.
The living iguanas will come and bite the men who do not dream,
and the man who rushes out with his spirit broken will meet on the
the unbelievable alligator quiet beneath the tender protest of the
Nobody is asleep on earth. Nobody, nobody.
Nobody is asleep.
In a graveyard far off there is a corpse
who has moaned for three years
because of a dry countryside on his knee;
and that boy they buried this morning cried so much
it was necessary to call out the dogs to keep him quiet.
Life is not a dream. Careful! Careful! Careful!
We fall down the stairs in order to eat the moist earth
or we climb to the knife edge of the snow with the voices of the dead
But forgetfulness does not exist, dreams do not exist;
flesh exists. Kisses tie our mouths
in a thicket of new veins,
and whoever his pain pains will feel that pain forever
and whoever is afraid of death will carry it on his shoulders.
the horses will live in the saloons
and the enraged ants
will throw themselves on the yellow skies that take refuge in the
eyes of cows.
we will watch the preserved butterflies rise from the dead
and still walking through a country of gray sponges and silent boats
we will watch our ring flash and roses spring from our tongue.
Careful! Be careful! Be careful!
The men who still have marks of the claw and the thunderstorm,
and that boy who cries because he has never heard of the invention
of the bridge,
or that dead man who possesses now only his head and a shoe,
we must carry them to the wall where the iguanas and the snakes
where the bear's teeth are waiting,
where the mummified hand of the boy is waiting,
and the hair of the camel stands on end with a violent blue shudder.
Nobody is sleeping in the sky. Nobody, nobody.
Nobody is sleeping.
If someone does close his eyes,
a whip, boys, a whip!
Let there be a landscape of open eyes
and bitter wounds on fire.
No one is sleeping in this world. No one, no one.
I have said it before.
No one is sleeping.
But if someone grows too much moss on his temples during the
open the stage trapdoors so he can see in the moonlight
the lying goblets, and the poison, and the skull of the theaters.
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Poems About Sleep
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- 2. Before Sleep , Ezra Pound
- 3. Variation On The Word Sleep , Margaret Atwood
- 4. All You Who Sleep Tonight , Vikram Seth
- 5. Work, Sleep, Work, Sleep, Work , Mark R Slaughter
- 6. Sleep Now, O Sleep Now , James Joyce
- 7. In Midnight Sleep , Walt Whitman
- 8. To Sleep , John Keats
- 9. A Long, Long Sleep, A Famous Sleep , Emily Dickinson
- 10. Sleep , Kenneth Slessor
- 11. Has My Heart Gone To Sleep? , Antonio Machado
- 12. Lie Still, Sleep Becalmed , Dylan Thomas
- 13. I Sleep A Lot , Czeslaw Milosz
- 14. Sleep , Charles Bukowski
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- 16. To Say Before Going To Sleep , Rainer Maria Rilke
- 17. I Am Going To Sleep , Alfonsina Storni
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- 20. Love And Sleep , Algernon Charles Swinburne
- 21. How Sleep The Brave , Walter de la Mare
- 22. Tears In Sleep , Louise Bogan
- 23. My Sister's Sleep , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
- 24. The Pains Of Sleep , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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- 26. Sleep , Mirabai
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- 30. Sleep Spaces , Robert Desnos
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- 32. Sleep , Rabindranath Tagore
- 33. Sleep , Sir Philip Sidney
- 34. Jerusalem: I See The Four-Fold Man, The .. , William Blake
- 35. Only In Sleep" , Sara Teasdale
- 36. There's Something Quieter Than Sleep , Emily Dickinson
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- 38. Sleep-Stealer , Rabindranath Tagore
- 39. Not To Sleep , Robert Graves
- 40. Sleep, Sleep, My Sweet One Sleep , Emmanuel George Cefai
- 41. Pains Of Sleep, The , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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- 44. Sonnet Xxxix: Come, Sleep! , Sir Philip Sidney
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- 46. Sleep, Sleep, My Little One , Emmanuel George Cefai
- 47. Sleep Walking , David Darbyshire
- 48. Sleep Sleep Sleep , Otteri Selvakumar
- 49. The Sleep-Worker , Thomas Hardy
- 50. While The Fates Sleep , Lucy Maud Montgomery
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