Learn More

Lewis Carroll

(27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898 / Cheshire)

Dreamland


When midnight mists are creeping,
And all the land is sleeping,
Around me tread the mighty dead,
And slowly pass away.
Lo, warriors, saints, and sages,
From out the vanished ages,
With solemn pace and reverend face
Appear and pass away.
The blaze of noonday splendour,
The twilight soft and tender,
May charm the eye: yet they shall die,
Shall die and pass away.
But here, in Dreamland's centre,
No spoiler's hand may enter,
These visions fair, this radiance rare,
Shall never pass away.
I see the shadows falling,
The forms of old recalling;
Around me tread the mighty dead,
And slowly pass away.

Submitted: Monday, March 29, 2010

Do you like this poem?
18 person liked.
2 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Dreamland by Lewis Carroll )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  4. The Boy Who Laughed At Santa Claus, Ogden Nash
  5. The Three Kings, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  6. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  7. TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS, Eugene W. Miller
  8. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  9. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  10. Dreams, Langston Hughes

Poem of the Day

poet Christina Georgina Rossetti

Go from me, summer friends, and tarry not:
I am no summer friend, but wintry cold,
A silly sheep benighted from the fold,
A sluggard with a thorn-choked garden plot.
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Heart on Fire, Jennifer Colyne Hall
  2. 'Tis a Somewhat Sad Christmas!, Dr John Celes
  3. Let me observe carefully, gajanan mishra
  4. Waiting, Jennifer Colyne Hall
  5. Thank all and smile, hasmukh amathalal
  6. O my Lord, gajanan mishra
  7. The Day Is Gone, And All Its Sweets Are .., Luo Zhihai
  8. Picturing, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  9. Flag of peace, gajanan mishra
  10. Changing Positions, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
[Hata Bildir]