Last Night I Dreamt

Last night I dreamt you brought me wine
and poured and poured until my dreams were full,
each one watered till the tendrils grew.

And then I heard you pouring more again for two
and thought I saw my tears reflecting you…

I wasn’t sure, until I woke to find
my body bathed in wine and wrapped in vines
or was it you? 

I never knew who turned my night to day
before the dawn had time for dew

~Amir Khusrow Dehlavi (1253-1325), translated from the Persian By Omar Pound, 1971

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One thought on “Last Night I Dreamt

  1. Interesting poem. Shades of Dionysus.

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