Treasure Island

Robert William Service

(16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)

Dreams Are Best


I just think that dreams are best,
Just to sit and fancy things;
Give your gold no acid test,
Try not how your silver rings;
Fancy women pure and good,
Fancy men upright and true:
Fortressed in your solitude,
Let Life be a dream to you.

For I think that Thought is all;
Truth's a minion of the mind;
Love's ideal comes at call;
As ye seek so shall ye find.
But ye must not seek too far;
Things are never what they seem:
Let a star be just a star,
And a woman -- just a dream.

O you Dreamers, proud and pure,
You have gleaned the sweet of life!
Golden truths that shall endure
Over pain and doubt and strife.
I would rather be a fool
Living in my Paradise,
Than the leader of a school,
Sadly sane and weary wise.

O you Cynics with your sneers,
Fallen brains and hearts of brass,
Tweak me by my foolish ears,
Write me down a simple ass!
I'll believe the real "you"
Is the "you" without a taint;
I'll believe each woman too,
But a slightly damaged saint.

Yes, I'll smoke my cigarette,
Vestured in my garb of dreams,
And I'll borrow no regret;
All is gold that golden gleams.
So I'll charm my solitude
With the faith that Life is blest,
Brave and noble, bright and good, . . .
Oh, I think that dreams are best!

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: solitude, believe, star, woman, school, dream, women, faith, silver, truth, pain, life

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 (Dreams Are Best by Robert William Service )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Be logic., Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  2. Loving Me, Leave Me Not, Desert You Not,.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  3. L'amour est un Triste Caméléon, Hebert Logerie
  4. स्वप्न, dhirajkumar taksande
  5. <<< আমি বাংলার পাতি মাষ্টার, Abdul Wahab
  6. Lost homes, hasmukh amathalal
  7. A Tiny Island, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  8. God's Kind Of Poetry., Darlene Walsh
  9. "Vae victis! ", Lento Maez
  10. the death of a little girl, Lizzy Hartwig

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Louis Stevenson

AT last she comes, O never more
In this dear patience of my pain
To leave me lonely as before,
Or leave my soul alone again.... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  9. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]