Paul Laurence Dunbar

(1872-1906 / Ohio / United States)

Why Fades A Dream


WHY fades a dream?
An iridescent ray
Flecked in between the tryst
Of night and day.
Why fades a dream? —
Of consciousness the shade
Wrought out by lack of light and made
Upon life's stream.
Why fades a dream?
That thought may thrive,
So fades the fleshless dream;
Lest men should learn to trust
The things that seem.
So fades a dream,
That living thought may grow
And like a waxing star-beam glow
Upon life's stream —
So fades a dream.

Submitted: Friday, April 02, 2010

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

Form:


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 (Why Fades A Dream by Paul Laurence Dunbar )

There is no comment submitted by members..

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. If, Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  8. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. Incognita, Henry Austin Dobson
[Hata Bildir]