Jul 12 2008

Video: Robert Bly Reads Antonio Machado

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Robert Bly reads one of my favorite poems by Antonio Machado…

Last night, as I was sleeping,
I dreamt — marvelous error!—
that a spring was breaking
out in my heart.
I said: Along which secret aqueduct,
Oh water, are you coming to me,
water of a new life
that I have never drunk?

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.
It was fiery because I felt
warmth as from a hearth,
and sun because it gave light
and brought tears to my eyes.

Last night, as I slept,
I dreamt — marvelous error!—
that it was God I had
here inside my heart.

Times Alone: Selected Poems of Antonio Machado
Translated by Robert Bly

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2 Responses to “Video: Robert Bly Reads Antonio Machado”

  1. Suzy Musseron 14 Jul 2008 at 4:02 am

    I too love this poem….oh… 'marvelous error'…Suzy…

  2. Eamonn Perkinson 23 Jul 2008 at 11:30 pm

    Great ! sitting and reflecting on “sweet honey from my old failures” …Eamonn ..

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