A Dream Poem by Boris Pasternak

A Dream

Rating: 2.8


I dreamt of autumn in the window's twilight,
And you, a tipsy jesters' throng amidst. '
And like a falcon, having stooped to slaughter,
My heart returned to settle on your wrist.

But time went on, grew old and deaf. Like thawing
Soft ice old silk decayed on easy chairs.
A bloated sunset from the garden painted
The glass with bloody red September tears.

But time grew old and deaf. And you, the loud one,
Quite suddenly were still. This broke a spell.
The dreaming ceased at once, as though in answer
To an abruptly silenced bell.

And I awakened. Dismal as the autumn
The dawn was dark. A stronger wind arose
To chase the racing birchtrees on the skyline,
As from a running cart the streams of straws.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Tom Allport 10 February 2017

a sad poem about missing a loved one, with only dreams by way of seeing them again.

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Indira Renganathan 10 February 2017

Highly skillful writing....a lovely poem though the content is sad...10+++++

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M Asim Nehal 04 February 2016

Nice poem..The dreaming ceased at once, as though in answer To an abruptly silenced bell.

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Himasri Barman 10 February 2017

very nice poem.....wonderful work

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Bernard F. Asuncion 10 February 2017

Nice poem...... thanks for sharing.....

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Victor Oyedele 09 August 2018

💯 Great piece

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Mary Skarpathiotaki 09 July 2018

great poem 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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Sylvaonyema Uba 11 February 2017

But time grew old and deaf... Beautiful piece. Well done! Sylva.

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 10 February 2017

But time grew old and deaf. And you, the loud one, Quite suddenly were still. This broke a spell. The dreaming ceased at once, as though in answer To an abruptly silenced bell. Most beautifully penned.

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Susan Williams 10 February 2017

I only knew him as a Russian novelist and author of Doctor Zhivago. His poetry is as powerful.

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