Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

(1840 - 1922 / England)

A Dream - Poem by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

I dreamed
A dream of you,
Not as you seemed
When you were late unkind
And blind
To my eyes' pleading for a debt long due,
But touched and true
And all inclined
To tenderest fancies on love's inmost theme.
How sweet you were to me and ah, how kind
In that dear dream!

I felt
Your lips on mine
Mingle and melt,
And your cheek touch my cheek.
I, weak
With vain desires and askings for a sign
Of love divine,
Found my grief break,
And wept and wept in an unending stream
Of sudden joy set free, yet could not speak,
Dumb in my dream.

I knew
You loved me then,
And I knew too
The bliss of souls in Heaven
New--shriven,
Who look with pity on still sinning men,
And turn again
To be forgiven
In the dear arms of their God holding them,
And spend themselves in praise from morn till even
Nor break their dream.

I woke
In my mid bliss,
At midnight's stroke,
And knew you lost and gone.
Forlorn
I called you back to my unfinished kiss,
But only this
One word of scorn
You answered me, ``'Twas better loved to seem
Than loved to be, since all love is forsworn,
Always a dream.''


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  • Ruta MohapatraRuta Mohapatra (3/26/2020 1:11:00 PM)

    'Twas better loved to seem
    Than loved to be, since all love is forsworn,
    Always a dream.''...….. Worth thinking over!
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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (3/26/2020 9:09:00 AM)

    I knew
    You loved me then,
    And I knew too
    The bliss of souls in Heaven.... touching expression. Beautiful poem.
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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (3/26/2020 9:04:00 AM)

    Beautiful poetry with a classic touch about love. Love makes the heart light with its care. You are in deep love and everything goes well in your life. Enjoyed thoroughly. (Report)Reply

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  • Harindhar Reddy (3/26/2020 8:57:00 AM)

    I felt my lips on mine: juicy, mingle and melt like ice: spicy.....sir marvellous poem in anyways, love this charm.... (Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (3/26/2020 8:22:00 AM)

    With vain desires and askings for a sign
    Of love divine,
    Found my grief break,
    And wept and wept in an unending stream
    Of sudden joy set free, yet could not speak,
    Dumb in my dream. very fine poem full of emotions
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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (3/26/2020 12:46:00 AM)

    It is rightly expressed that true love all love is possible only in dream but not in physical reality sure! Thanks for sharing this here! (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (3/26/2019 11:31:00 PM)

    it's a wonderful, lovely dreamy loving poem........... (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (3/26/2019 2:26:00 PM)

    Mingle and melt! ! ! !

    Dreams!


    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (3/26/2019 2:25:00 PM)

    Desires! ! !

    A dream for you.

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (3/26/2019 2:24:00 PM)

    Desires! ! ! !

    A dream for you.

    Thanksfor sharing this poem with us.
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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (3/26/2019 11:48:00 AM)

    I knew
    You loved me then,
    And I knew too
    The bliss of souls in Heaven
    New- shriven,
    Who look with pity on still sinning men, ......nice poetic expression. Beautiful poem.
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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (3/26/2019 11:06:00 AM)

    " It was better loved to seem
    Than loved to be "
    Great classic poem deserving classic poem of the Day.
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  • Castellenas JohnCastellenas John (3/26/2019 8:01:00 AM)

    Amazing poem for love. Love near or far away. Places, we need to know. Thank you for sharing your poetry. (Report)Reply

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  • Julia Luber (3/26/2019 7:07:00 AM)

    A romantic poem drenched in a melting rhyme that constantly reasserts the poet's presence like a kiss. (Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (3/26/2019 6:17:00 AM)

    I felt
    Your lips on mine
    Mingle and melt,
    And your cheek touch my cheek.
    I, weak
    With vain desires and askings for a sign
    Of love divine, a human love in full desire Ends up in desire for a divine touch. without a divine touch no human love is complete. tony
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  • Pranab K ChakrabortyPranab K Chakraborty (3/26/2019 1:27:00 AM)

    I felt
    Your lips on mine
    Mingle and melt,
    And your cheek touch my cheek........................................... Warm transmits through the words. Such dreams should not ever dry! ................
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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (3/26/2019 12:32:00 AM)

    One of the best poems by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt........ (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010



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