Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Dream Within a Dream ~ 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?

4 comments:

Linda said...

I have never read this one...wonderful poem by Poe...I remember feeling exactly this way at a couple points in my life...They were feelings that needed to happen...

:)

Nadine A. said...

Wow I have never read this one. I wonder if it is in either of the Edgar Allen Poe books that I have. Either way it is a great poem.

Barbara said...

Glad you both enjoyed it...it's one I think of often.

Hedgefaery Herbals said...

So beautiful...thank you for sharing! Hope you are doing well my friend, sorry I have been away for so long...lots going on but all is well. Hope the same for you. Have a beautiful evening,
In Faery Light,
Joanna