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A Dream

Rating: 4.0
In visions of the dark night
I have dreamed of joy departed-
But a waking dream of life and light
Hath left me broken-hearted.

Ah! what is not a dream by day
To him whose eyes are cast
On things around him with a ray
Turned back upon the past?
That holy dream- that holy dream,
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Vanidia Kwamboka Ogega 19 October 2020
It is only in our dreams that we have the freedom to be whoever we can not during the day.
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Sanjibsaha Aniketa 13 December 2019
Beautiful poem.I like it.
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Mahtab Bangalee 05 November 2019
as a guide a lonely spirit in the dream makes the lovely team ///
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Thomas Case 14 August 2019
Poe describes well the life, the waking life as a nightmare.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 23 June 2019
The dream and it's haunting spell as also day drams and disillusionment caused by them beautifully portrayed in this lovely poem that is a pleasure to read.
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Adeeb Alfateh 23 June 2019
That holy dream- that holy dream, While all the world were chiding, great 10+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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Ruta Mohapatra 23 June 2019
Such flow of words! It makes me want to read it again and again. One of my favourite poets! A deserving classical poem of the day!
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Rajnish Manga 23 June 2019
Lovely poem about dreams, day-dreams and reality vis-a-vis spirituality in life. Thanks.
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tosha 20 November 2018
this poem has such an airyness to it that allows me to breathe (mentally) so well
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vishnu 29 October 2018
I love this poem
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