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 (3)

The minds of the people are in Vain! ! One takes a knife and cuts off the head of his or her neighbour...it is seen in the present society somewhere due to life without value. Hence there is lamentation of earth. Beautifully crafted. Thanks for sharing.
May God bring peace to the earth. Thanks for sharing this poem reflecting such a global point.
Lamentation! ! Seeing the wickedness of mankind on earth today.