“A Dream Within A Dream” Poem – Edgar Allen Poe (1850)


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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?

7 responses

  1. anders

    March 16, 2015 at 3:36 pm

  2. Wow MG. I am sure i have read that before, but it was long ago, so thank you. Reblogging. Blessings.

    March 16, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    • No prob. A friend just posted this and I had to share.

      March 17, 2015 at 1:52 pm

  3. Reblogged this on Blau Stern Schwarz Schlonge.

    March 16, 2015 at 5:03 pm

  4. I don’t know that one. Thank you for sharing it.

    March 30, 2015 at 4:28 pm

  5. Reblogged this on hocuspocus13 and commented:
    jinxx ♠ xoxo

    April 26, 2015 at 8:06 am

  6. Reblogged this on intheshadowsoflove.

    April 26, 2015 at 5:22 pm

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