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Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

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A Dream Within A Dream


Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow-
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  • Heather Stratton (1/4/2012 5:55:00 PM)

    I love Poe. This is just one of his auuhmazing poems that speak to me so much. He was so brilliant. I wish I could write like this. (Report) Reply

  • Ronald James De Langen (11/30/2011 7:29:00 PM)

    Wow this poem is great, it sums up how I feel about life... life is passing by so fast and every day past seems just another dream once its gone... love it (Report) Reply

  • Ronald James De Langen (11/22/2011 7:47:00 PM)

    Wow this poem is great, it sums up how I feel about life... life is passing by so fast and every day past seems just another dream once its gone... love it (Report) Reply

  • Abhishek Tiwari (11/1/2011 9:27:00 PM)

    Here avow means to acknowledge openly without shame,
    and deem means to judge or consider..

    Its difficult to part with someone be it dream or reality...
    After all, every thing is illusion..and we are perplexed... (Report) Reply

  • Selene Reynolds (9/3/2011 12:56:00 PM)

    Love love love this poem. lol, my favorite since high school. just now looking at it, reminded me of albert einstein's quote 'reality is merely an illusion, albeit a persistent one.' everyone sees the world... interpretations vary. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammad Akmal Nazir (5/1/2011 3:31:00 AM)

    I don't know the background of the poem yet definitely poe would have been in a great agony when he wrote this poem. This is such a great work of Poe as noone can escape its charm. Great poem with a lavish style of writing. (Report) Reply

  • Steve Santerre (6/28/2010 3:14:00 PM)

    Gifted, imaginative, and true, Edgar Allan Poe knows how to bring a poem to life. The vigor of his words and their meaning reaches beyond the screen and touches the soul. (Report) Reply

  • Jason Bradley (5/23/2010 6:45:00 PM)

    In that a dream is fleeting and hard to remember, Poe seems to be relating his feeling of desperation and sadness at the passing of time, and comparing it to a dream. He wishes he could save just one moment of his life, or the life of another. 'Take this kiss upon the brow, and, in parting from you now-' (Report) Reply

  • Summer Holst (5/1/2010 9:50:00 PM)

    the darkness within poe only few can understand... the ones who have darkness within them too. he was so disturbed and his poems are haunting. he is my favorite poem of all time :) (Report) Reply

  • Juan Olivarez (5/1/2010 11:07:00 AM)

    a lot of people will never understand poe. that is a terrible thing. poe was tormented by numerous devils and his poems and stories were his escapism. poe actually wrote only 50 poems in his life, only 50. not volumes upon volumes. but every one was a work worthy of the effort of a genius. (Report) Reply

  • Terence George Craddock (5/1/2010 9:17:00 AM)

    Edgar Allan Poe dreamed great poetic dreams and spun them into poems which may intrigue or sadden us, some of these poems attain haunting resonance within the mind, his poems are dreams within the dream of life. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (5/1/2010 8:20:00 AM)

    As the sands washed away by sea waves dreams cannot be retained! Trying for the impossible things one's life will certainly become a big waste. Realisation comes late for many as has happened to Edgar Allan Poe indeed! (Report) Reply

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