A beautiful metaphor of a hive of bees working inside the heart to transmute ancient heartaches to the gold of honey. Surely a device to think of if you are trying to free yourself of lingering sorrows. It may be the illusion of a dream but its effects could prove real.

Source: Antonio Machado, ‘Last night as I slept’

Photo credit: Boris Smokrovic, unsplash.com


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Last night, as I slept

I dreamt – blessed illusion! –

That there was a hive

Humming within my heart;

And the golden bees

Were working there

Turning ancient heartaches

To white combs and sweet honey.


Last night, as I slept,

I dreamt – blessed illusion! –

That it was God who was within my heart.

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