Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

A Dream


In visions of the dark night
I have dreamed of joy departed-
But a waking dream of life and light
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  • Rookie Chad Campbell (11/13/2008 4:43:00 PM)

    Edgar Allan Poe is the best poet in my opinion.May you rest in peace my friend. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sakura Tomoko (8/10/2008 6:46:00 PM)

    Rest in peace Edgar, your sorrow be lifted at the mortal coils front. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 92 Points C. P. Sharma (6/4/2008 5:11:00 AM)

    Your poetic genius is undeniable. You are right. If we get clung to the past blues, the present and the future remain neglected and dark. We can see light and be successful in life onle if we learn lessons fron the past and act in the living present. I sum up as follows:

    We wander between night and day,
    At the other end there is a ray;
    Past might have gone wrong way,
    In the present you make hay.

    From the past you can take clues,
    You can overcome your blues,
    Turn your back to the past blues,
    Paint your future in colorful hues. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Joelstine Gonzaga (12/27/2007 9:21:00 PM)

    I agree with Bella.I love edger and all his poems.But the one i love most is the raven.That one leaves my speechless. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Bella Norton (9/20/2007 5:44:00 PM)

    Edgar Allan Poe is an exquisite poet & writer. This poem proves my point. This man was an emotional & extremely educated man. I hate hearing people call him crazy or insane because some of his poems may be a little dreary, but in my opinion, Edgar Allan Poe is definately one of the most creative & greatest poets in history. Love this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Michelle Marie Hyde (5/24/2007 1:09:00 PM)

    This poem is amazing. It always leaves me speechless. I have grown up on Edgar Allan Poe's work and find that many of them I like, but none of them make me feel the way that this one does. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Cecilia Nicoletti (2/7/2007 11:09:00 AM)

    Maybe he as he was a day dreamer or some kind of sleepwalker who lives in between two worlds...one real dark and painful world and one dark magical world creted by himself.I find no surprising he uses his extraordinary creation capability to make his hard life a little bit better.It was a gift for him to create a world we re we can submerge and scape ourselves from our ordinary lifes. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Elvira Davis (4/29/2005 4:22:00 AM)

    Poor fellow, Edgar Allan Poe was melancholy in this poem and probably depressed. His subconscious dream probably took him back to the comfort of his family in infancy. Day dreaming, as he looked about him, though it seemed to be more encouraging, it didn't satisy his emotional needs. This is just a guess for the poem is a sad one. Elvira Davis (Report) Reply



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