Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

A Dream Within A Dream


Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow-
........................
........................
read full text »

Topic of this poem: dream

Form:

# 10 poem on top 500 Poems

User Rating:
8.7 / 10 ( 1,041 votes )

Do you like this poem?
560 person liked.
55 person did not like.

Comments about this poem (A Dream Within A Dream by Edgar Allan Poe )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie Siamoon Shah (9/21/2013 10:48:00 PM)

    Fab...i'm a fan of the last 2 lines...a tale which reflects man's helplessness and mortality. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Zeng Han Jun (9/21/2013 11:14:00 AM)

    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?

    I love these phrases and how they call out to me. The things/ people that I hold so dear, will eventually pass away just like how the sand passes through his hands. If only I can hold them tight to me forever, but I myself will also come to pass. All will be gone as time passes, and it will be just like a dream within a dream. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Doma Sako (9/18/2013 6:45:00 PM)

    my gf's aunt just got an awesome 6 month old Volkswagen Touareg by working parttime off of a pc. Read Full Report http: //www.jobs64.com (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Vura Tamu (7/6/2013 4:25:00 PM)

    as Marvin replied I didn't know that a single mom can make $4482 in a few weeks on the internet. did you read this web page www.zee44.com (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Eliza Burgess (6/20/2013 2:55:00 PM)

    If you think Miguel`s story is something..., two weaks-ago my sister also earned $9179 grafting sixteen hours a week an their house and they're classmate's mom`s neighbour has done this for 3 months and recieved a check for more than $9179 in there spare time on their computer. use the tips from this website, kep2.com (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Haley Smutzer (6/12/2013 1:27:00 PM)

    I love this. It is the type of poem that sends shivers down my spine and then lingers there throughout the day. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rokie Nokishi (5/26/2013 11:38:00 PM)

    Brilliant. I've always loved the way this man portrayed his turmoiled thoughts within his poetry. I love it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Corey Day (5/14/2013 7:21:00 AM)

    This poem is kind of confusing at first, but it is also very deep. I love how it really makes you think about its meaning. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Carlos Echeverria (5/1/2013 10:46:00 AM)

    Poe was not just a master of the macabre, but this expression of existential angst made him an artist ahead of his times. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie West Phalen (3/26/2013 7:39:00 PM)

    Another amazing poetic way of referring to the concept of a dream within a dream:

    Sueña Alonso Quijano

    El hombre se despierta de un incierto
    sueño de alfanjes y de campo llano
    y se toca la barba con la mano
    y se pregunta si está herido o muerto.
    ¿No lo perseguirán los hechiceros
    que han jurado su mal bajo la luna?
    Nada. Apenas el frío. Apenas una
    dolencia de sus años postrimeros.
    El hidalgo fue un sueño de Cervantes
    y don Quijote un sueño del hidalgo.
    El doble sueño se confunde y algo
    está pasando que pasó mucho antes.
    Quijano duerme y sueña. Una batalla:
    los mares de Lepanto y la metralla.

    Jorge Luis Borges (La rosa profunda) . (Report) Reply

  • Rookie West Phalen (3/26/2013 7:01:00 PM)

    Edgar Allan Poe

    Pompas del mármol, negra anatomía
    que ultrajan los gusanos sepulcrales,
    del triunfo de la muerte los glaciales
    símbolos congregó. No los temía.

    Temía la sombra, la amorosa,
    las comunes venturas de la gente;
    no lo cegó el metal resplandeciente
    ni el mármol sepulcral sino la rosa.

    Como del otro lado del espejo
    se entregó solitario a su complejo
    destino de inventor de pesadillas.

    Quizá, del otro lado de la muerte,
    siga erigiendo solitario y fuerte
    espléndidas y atroces maravillas.

    Jorge Luis Borges (El otro, el mismo) . (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Hesham Zayet (1/30/2013 1:20:00 AM)

    i made some music to that very deep poem cos it touched me deep within... anybody wanna hear it and tell me what they think? my e-mail is (heshz@yahoo.com) if anybody wanna interact (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Hesham Zayet (1/30/2013 1:16:00 AM)

    i made some music to that very deep poem cos it touched me deep within... anybody wanna hear it and tell me what they think? my e-mail is (heshz@yahoo.com) if anybody wanna interact (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Meli D. (1/26/2013 8:48:00 PM)

    He can't stop time (the sands of the ocean are the sands of time, in a way that time itself is like the ocean - eternal) . The beginning is the ending of a moment (he kisses someone on the brow, perhaps his lover) , a moment he can't take back. It's both sad and true, though, but it's eloquently worded with metaphors rather than similes. There is also a refrain (Is all we see or seem / but a dream within a dream?) that is a statement at first and a question in the end. Reality has its moments where it is but a dream, but perhaps life is a dream, too (a collection of moments / dreams) .

    Life is only temporary. (Report) Reply

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  2. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Mother to Son, Langston Hughes
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. I, Too, Langston Hughes
  7. Let America be America Again, Langston Hughes
  8. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  9. April Rain Song, Langston Hughes
  10. Life Is Fine, Langston Hughes

Poem of the Day

THE CHANCELLOR mused as he nibbled his pen
(Sure no Minister ever looked wiser),
And said, “I can summon a million of men
To fight for their country and Kaiser;

...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. The survival, Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  2. Solitude, Paul Sebastian
  3. Snowmen the mythical human, Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  4. Th' Black Rose Of Dublin Town {An dubh r.., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  5. Sonnet: Administrative Tangles, Dr John Celes
  6. The Lame Schoolmaster, Asit Kumar Sanyal
  7. Eradication of disease., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  8. A Succinct Symmetric Sex Story... (r), Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  9. The Identity Of Woman As Illusive And D.., Bazi alis Subrata Ray
  10. The Goons And Rustics Leaders In Bihar/ .., Bijay Kant Dubey
[Hata Bildir]