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?

For: 160th Nurturing Thursday

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7 comments

  1. Elizabeth · December 17, 2015

    I love Poe’s poems, but i’ve never read one of his books, i should do it. Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Indira · December 17, 2015

    Nice poem and picture gallery.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. becca givens · December 22, 2015

    Lovely! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

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