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Dream within a Dream by Edgar Allen 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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  1. Poetry to start my Thursday! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Beautiful poetry and so creative ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  3. You chose a great poem for the letter D!

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  4. Poe's "Annabel Lee" is on my favorite poems.

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  5. today I dreamed it was Sat and won't wake up. Then my husband said, aren't u going to work? My dream of sleeping in burst.

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  7. You have a very interesting view on poetry. Always good to visit and say hello. Thanks for sharing and enjoy the weekend.

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  8. Wow.

    I forgot this dramatic work of poetry.

    Incredible.

    I am really finding these links delightful.

    Thank you for sharing them.

    A+

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  9. This is one of my favourite poems.

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