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Monday, January 24, 2005

A Dream Within A Dream

By: Edgar Allan Poe


Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow-
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand-
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep- while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?


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note: no added notes here... just me having the same thoughts..

2 Park your thoughts here:

Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

probably be my last post for the time being...

im suddenly shifting to the real world now. away from the unreal for maybe quite some time. but i could post things contributed to the other blog .. atomicmoogie..

so to those sending me their poetry... just continue doing so if i like it, ill post it there.

::...time out from all the pain...::

24/1/05 11:34 PM  
Blogger . : A : . whispered...

This is one of my favourites. I love the ending of this piece,

"Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?"

Thanks for dropping by my blog and for your comment. Look forward to seeing you around.

26/1/05 11:24 PM  

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