Lights will guide you home…

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Last Night as I Was Sleeping

(Version by Robert Bly)


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?


New Rain

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.

Honey Comb

Last night as I was sleeping,

I dreamt -marvelous error!-

that a fiery sun was giving

light inside my heart.

Sun Heart

It was fiery because I felt

warmth as from a hearth

and sun because it gave light

and brought tears to my eyes.


Healing Tears

Last night as I slept,

I dreamt -marvelous error!-

that it was God I had

here inside my heart.


Love Cat

(Antonio Machado )


I don’t have the words yet to thank all of you who have blessed me with so much love and light…except simply thank you. I no longer keep hearing the song “As Tears Go By” playing in my head and heart, instead I hear this song and I know it’s from all of you sending me your prayers, blessings and thoughts.





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About Wendy S.

I'm slightly "mad" with a good shaking of whimsy thrown in for good measure. When I'm not up, I'm down and sometimes if I'm lucky I'm somewhere in between due largely to having Bipolar Disorder and crazy genes ; ) I'm pagan by nature and witch by choice and I have two very beloved and spoiled feline familiars, Miss Bella and her sister, Sele. Am I a crazy cat lady? I'm an introvert in the "real" world but I love meeting new friends especially in the blogosphere where I've been blessed to meet many of you. Please introduce yourself if you'd like so that we can get to know each other better, especially if you have a blog that I can visit. And thank you for flying the friendly skies of United Broom Stick Airlines with me. Hold onto your hat, it's going to be an interesting ride.
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8 Responses to Lights will guide you home…

  1. avatar jeanne gripp says:

    And what a very lovely song to hold in your heart! ♥

  2. I adore this poem by Machado, but I think Bly mistranslated “Ceiling Cat” as “God.” Your choice of illustration cleverly rectifies this. Hugs to you and the girls!

    • avatar Wendy S. says:

      LOL! Of course you and I know, Debra that “God/Goddess” is a cat, right? My girls would have been very miffed at me if I didn’t honor them and all cats as the royal deities they are
      ; ) Purrs to you and YRH!

  3. avatar Danni says:

    Hugs and loves to you and your ladies! xox

  4. avatar Helen says:

    I am glad you have a new song Wendy! (one of my favourites)

  5. avatar Melissa says:

    Beautiful poem! Hugs to you and your furbabies!!
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  6. avatar Stephi says:

    Absolutely beautiful Wendy!. It has been a blessing to know you and share your journey. Keeping going!

  7. avatar Theresa says:

    This was indeed beautiful and so magical! I am glad that your sisterhood of friends have helped you HEAL. That is what it’s all about, dear friend. Keep on going on. xoxo

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