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A Dream Within A Dream - Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow-
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand-
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep- while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?

Comments about A Dream Within A Dream by Edgar Allan Poe

  • Rookie Edmond Bryce (8/9/2016 3:30:00 AM)

    I have seen the days leave me as fast as they came, my heart has left me in shame. A love that I wanted to see, The love would not be. How can I save myself from this tormented heart? My body has fallen apart. I lie in bed, wishing I could sleep forever. My heart feels dead. Let me dream. Let me dream. This world is not what it seems. I am trapped with in the nightmares and dreams. Free me now from this life of horror. There is within my mind, The days of old, I wish I could rewind. This life we see, Is only an endless dream. I have seen the days leave me as fast as they came. I can not awaken from this endless dream. This world is not what it seems. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 411 Points Rgarwal Rahul (7/26/2016 9:30:00 PM)

    well is too hard to cat ch a thing we hanker or Intend........though we have to be positive....a good o ne. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 294 Points Golden Nkemdirim (7/26/2016 4:45:00 AM)

    outstanding and deep (Report) Reply

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Poems About Despair

  1. 1. A Dream Within A Dream , Edgar Allan Poe
  2. 2. A Meeting With Despair , Thomas Hardy
  3. 3. A Song Of Despair , Pablo Neruda
  4. 4. Alone , Edgar Allan Poe
  5. 5. A Last Word , Ernest Christopher Dowson
  6. 6. The Song Of Despair , Pablo Neruda
  7. 7. Despair's Advantage Is Achieved , Emily Dickinson
  8. 8. Ode To Despair , Charlotte Smith
  9. 9. Despair , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  10. 10. Sonnet 144: Two Loves I Have, Of Comfort.. , William Shakespeare
  11. 11. Sonnet Xxvi: I Ever Love , Michael Drayton
  12. 12. Song. Despair , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  13. 13. Despair , Anne Sexton
  14. 14. Despairing Cries , Walt Whitman
  15. 15. Despair , Ada Cambridge
  16. 16. Despair , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  17. 17. In Despair , Constantine P. Cavafy
  18. 18. The Peace Of Wild Things , Wendell Berry
  19. 19. For Anne Gregory , William Butler Yeats
  20. 20. Despair , Howard Phillips Lovecraft
  21. 21. Remembrance , Emily Jane Brontë
  22. 22. Despair , Paul Laurence Dunbar
  23. 23. The Despair , Abraham Cowley
  24. 24. Shall I Wasting In Despair , George Wither
  25. 25. To Reformers In Despair , Vachel Lindsay
  26. 26. Heavy, My Despair , Paul Verlaine
  27. 27. The Despairing Shepherd , Matthew Prior
  28. 28. April , Louise Gluck
  29. 29. In Black Despair , Czeslaw Milosz
  30. 30. Ode To Despair , Mary Darby Robinson
  31. 31. Reply To Some Verses Of J.M.B. Pigot, Es.. , George Gordon Byron
  32. 32. Hope And Despair , Lascelles Abercrombie
  33. 33. The Difference Between Despair , Emily Dickinson
  34. 34. Commencement Of A Poem On Despair , Henry Kirke White
  35. 35. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Whose Des.. , Edward Lear
  36. 36. Hope And Despair , Arthur Weir
  37. 37. Song Of Social Despair , Marvin Bell
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