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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

  • Freshman - 685 Points Stephen Loomes (1/19/2016 8:15:00 PM)

    Who is kissed upon the brow, does that signify someone loved, and lost to illness or death? We know the receiver of the kiss deems the poet's life a dream; not a nightmare but something experienced by another asleep. However perceived, is the loss any less real? The poet replies with it all being a dream within a dream. In the last stanza, he confronts the force of nature but cannot retain what he seeks to keep, and then, he is not so sure, and asks, rather than states whether what we see and seem is a dream within a dream. His poetic voice is that of a mystic, and his versifying is traditional and tight. The sands of his words are at his command, not loosed from his grasp without his command, but his subject matter poses questions the answers to which he (and we) cannot understand. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 439 Points Onuora Ilodibe (1/15/2016 2:04:00 AM)

    dream within a dream... Such I have, not on my sleep but a walking reality that pricks from within. To surge and seize (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Stacey Jayne Drosdeck (1/14/2016 9:37:00 AM)

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Poems About Dream

  1. 1. A Dream Within A Dream , Edgar Allan Poe
  2. 2. Dreams , Langston Hughes
  3. 3. Dream Variations , Langston Hughes
  4. 4. Cradle Song , William Blake
  5. 5. Kubla Khan , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  6. 6. I Have Dreamed Of You So Much , Robert Desnos
  7. 7. Cat's Dream , Pablo Neruda
  8. 8. A Dream Of The Melbourne Cup , Banjo Paterson
  9. 9. A Dream , William Blake
  10. 10. The Dream , Louise Bogan
  11. 11. Dreams , Anne Brontë
  12. 12. A Dream , Helen Hunt Jackson
  13. 13. The House Of Dust: Part 02: 02: The Fulf.. , Conrad Potter Aiken
  14. 14. The Land Of Dreams , William Blake
  15. 15. I Dreamed Of Forest Alleys Fair , Robert Louis Stevenson
  16. 16. The Dream , Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
  17. 17. The Dream Of Eugene Aram , Thomas Hood
  18. 18. The Captive's Dream , Anne Brontë
  19. 19. Love's Young Dream , Thomas Moore
  20. 20. Unstable Dream , Sir Thomas Wyatt
  21. 21. The Dream , George Gordon Byron
  22. 22. The Dream , Amy Levy
  23. 23. A Day Dream , Emily Jane Brontë
  24. 24. We Dream—it Is Good We Are Dreaming , Emily Dickinson
  25. 25. The Dream , John Donne
  26. 26. The Dream Called Life , Edward Fitzgerald
  27. 27. The Dreams , Eugene Field
  28. 28. His Dream , William Butler Yeats
  29. 29. I Dreamed My Genesis , Dylan Thomas
  30. 30. Sea Dreams , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  31. 31. I Arise From Dreams Of Thee , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  32. 32. Dreams , Robert William Service
  33. 33. The Bohemian Dreams , Robert William Service
  34. 34. Dreams Are Best , Robert William Service
  35. 35. Pilate's Wife's Dream , Charlotte Brontë
  36. 36. A Morning Dream , Li Ching Chao
  37. 37. A Swimmer's Dream , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  38. 38. The Dreamer , Robert William Service
  39. 39. Ay, Workman, Make Me A Dream , Stephen Crane
  40. 40. Dreams , David Herbert Lawrence
  41. 41. Dreams Nascent , David Herbert Lawrence
  42. 42. Dreams Old , David Herbert Lawrence
  43. 43. The Shearers Dream , Henry Lawson
  44. 44. The Dream , Lola Ridge
  45. 45. Dream Love , George William Russell
  46. 46. The Dream , George William Russell
  47. 47. Dreamers , Siegfried Sassoon
  48. 48. Dreams In The Dusk , Carl Sandburg
  49. 49. Dream Girl , Carl Sandburg
  50. 50. Carlovingian Dreams , Carl Sandburg
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