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Saturday, December 20, 2003


::today
sunrise : 7:35am
sunset : 4.41pm
day length : 9h 6m
moonrise : 4:17am
moonset : 2:25pm
moonphase: waning crescent 26 days
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Last Night as I Was Sleeping

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 was sleeping,
I dreamt-marvelous error!
that it was God I had
here inside my heart.


~Antonio Machado
translated by Robert Bly



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