Anthology · Classic · Collection · Generation of '98 · Poetry · Spanish Culture · Spanish Literature

Antonio Machado

Is my soul asleep? Have those beehives that work in the night stopped? And the water- wheel of thought, is it going around now, cups empty, carrying only shadows? No, my soul is not asleep. It is awake, wide awake. It neither sleeps nor dreams, but watches, its eyes wide open far-off things, and listens… Continue reading Antonio Machado

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Anthology · Classic · Collection · Excerpt · Fragment · Generation of '98 · Poetry · Spanish Culture · Spanish Literature

Antonio Machado

Last night, as I was sleeping, I dreamt-marvelous error!- that I had a beehive  here inside my heart. And the golden bees were making white combs and sweet honey from my old failures. Last night, as I was sleeping, I dreamt-marvelous error!- that a fiery sun was giving light inside my heart. —Antonio Machado, from… Continue reading Antonio Machado

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