Has My Heart Gone To Sleep?

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.

by Antonio Machado

Comments (1)

This is an intense emotionally and spiritually charged piece. For some reason as I was reading it I was thinking of J.O.C. and their song ' flood' Probably because the lyrics go something like: ' but if I can't swin after 40 days and my mind is crushed by the crashing waves, lift me up, so high that I cannot fall lift me up' Anyway, thanks for the trip. Always, Amberlee