Treasure Island

Aphra Behn

(10 July 1640 – 16 April 1689 / Wye, England)

The Dream


All trembling in my arms Aminta lay,
Defending of the bliss I strove to take;
Raising my rapture by her kind delay,
Her force so charming was and weak.
The soft resistance did betray the grant,
While I pressed on the heaven of my desires;
Her rising breasts with nimbler motions pant;
Her dying eyes assume new fires.
Now to the height of languishment she grows,
And still her looks new charms put on;
– Now the last mystery of Love she knows,
We sigh, and kiss: I waked, and all was done.

`Twas but a dream, yet by my heart I knew,
Which still was panting, part of it was true:
Oh how I strove the rest to have believed;
Ashamed and angry to be undeceived!

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 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: kiss, dream, heaven, heart, believe, fire, rose

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 (The Dream by Aphra Behn )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. drunken beauty, lee fones
  2. My beloved, Reza parhizgar
  3. Ghost Orchid, Pasquale DiMeola
  4. Captivity, Mark Heathcote
  5. Old Wall Clock Haiku, Chenou Liu
  6. Difficult Problems, Dennis Lange
  7. The moment, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  8. Enough, Foster Teegarden
  9. Embittered, Nalini Jyotsana Chaturvedi
  10. Emerald, Foster Teegarden

Poem of the Day

poet Rupert Brooke

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  7. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  8. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  9. Alone, Maya Angelou
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]