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A Dream

Rating: 3.3
I dreamed that I ws dead and crossed the heavens,--
Heavens after heavens with burning feet and swift,--
And cried: "O God, where art Thou?" I left one
On earth, whose burden I would pray Thee lift."

I was so dead I wondered at no thing,--
Not even that the angels slowly turned
Their faces, speechless, as I hurried by
(Beneath my feet the golden pavements burned);
Nor, at the first, that I could not find God,
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Savita Tyagi 17 July 2018
its a cry for all of us to feel. lifting the burden of others is what all of us should have in mind. Great poem.
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Susan Williams 17 July 2018
There is such raw pain in this and Helen Hunt Jackson is the mistress of touching the hearts of all her readers with not only pain but every raw emotion that mankind can feel. 10++++++++++++++++++++++++
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Kumarmani Mahakul 17 July 2018
A dreamful poem nicely executed. It is nice to be chosen as the poem of the day.
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Adrian Flett 17 July 2018
'alone in a crowed place' We rest with faith and hope.
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Mahtab Bangalee 17 July 2018
death- kisses me with fired lips, grasps me with burned souls, I am dead - dead in blues womb from tears I sketch the tomb lamps of nightmare on the air balloon shadow or phantom........................... /// excellent great writing always
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Lungelo S Mbuyazi 17 July 2018
Nice write... I like it and enjoyed reading at as well
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Sylvia Frances Chan 17 July 2018
What a DREAM! I cite her last stanza: Though I was dead, I died again for shame; Lonely, to flee from heaven again I turned; The ranks of angels looked away from me (Beneath my feet the golden pavements burned) . Just this utmost solitude, such a heartbreaking poem. In this Dream poem, I noticed an ironical wink to God, to Heaven.Congratulations to the family of Helen Hunt Jackson as Classic Poem Of The Day! Much more than a 10
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Hassan Hayati 17 July 2017
thoughts are magnificent, to be all alone among the crowd
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Patricia Grantham 17 July 2017
A magnificent write that I truly enjoyed. Full of depth and meaning. Dead but yet still very much full of life. A great metaphor.
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Edward Kofi Louis 17 July 2017
Crossed the heavens! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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