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Dreaming

September 26, 2021

Last Night While I Was Sleeping. A Poem by Antonio Machado (translated by Willis Barnstone and Coleman Barks). Illustrated by the Blue-eyed Bear as perspective on her spiritual journey.

Last night while I was sleeping
I dreamt -blessed illusion-
a fountain flowed inside my heart.
Water, tell me by what hidden channel you came to me
with a spring of new life
I never drank?

Last night while I was sleeping
I dreamt -blessed illusion-
I had a beehive inside my heart,
and from my old failures
the golden bees
were contriving white combs 
and sweet honey.
Last night while I was sleeping
I dreamt -blessed illusion-
a fiery sun glowed inside my heart.
It was fire, giving off heat
from a red hearth.
It was the sun throwing out light
and made me weep.
Last night while I was sleeping
I dreamed -blessed illusion-
that it was God I held
inside my heart.

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