A Dream Within A Dream Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

A Dream Within A Dream

Rating: 4.4


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?

A Dream Within A Dream
Tuesday, December 31, 2002
Topic(s) of this poem: dream
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Sam Francis 19 September 2012

Yuo are da shittest cunt

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You 01 June 2022

Your spelling bro its so good

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Rosi Fousse 29 January 2012

I recited this poem to my boyfriend, he looked as if he was gunna cry. I asked what's wrong. He said I'm in love with a dork lol. I smacked him and he said he's glad he is inlove with such a beautiful dork. I love him so much [3

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Sagar Shelar 11 February 2012

Amazing poem. This world is nothing but God's Dream.

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Sidi Mahtrow 03 February 2012

In Poe's dark forbidding night When there can be no sight Of the dangers lurking near Of which there is much to fear. But in the inner peace of Poe With the scratch of pen, his words flow Capturing his tortured thoughts in kind A parable, to escape the world that binds, To set him free to dream Of that which is not as seem. As he awaits the judgement day. s

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Chinedu Dike 22 January 2022

A beautiful poem......

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Sylvia Frances Chan 22 January 2022

A great poem well captured.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 22 January 2022

A great magnificent poem by the great POE intelligently put, in a dream can occur everything 5 Stars full

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Jose Gonzalez 22 January 2022

He tries to hold on to the sand but like life itself it seeps through. It is all so fickle

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Edger Allen Poe 15 December 2021

Its sounded better in my head

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