poet James Whitcomb Riley

James Whitcomb Riley

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Dream

Because her eyes were far too deep
And holy for a laugh to leap
Across the brink where sorrow tried
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  • Rich Tassinari (8/13/2019 7:26:00 PM)

    Is she a dream? I think not. But, is she in reality someone who is as a dream come true? I think so. Did her life and death inspire the poem? I think so. And a way to react to a loved one's death with a testimonial to her instead of pity for oneself for the loss.

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  • Ruta MohapatraRuta Mohapatra (8/13/2019 11:46:00 AM)

    Such beautiful poetry! Rich, flowing and glowing!

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  • Kenneth MaswabiKenneth Maswabi (8/13/2019 6:46:00 AM)

    It is a beautiful poem full of beautiful words...thank you.

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (8/13/2019 2:05:00 AM)

    Embodiment of celestial beauty that visited like a fairy in dream and her refined features, majestic looks and tenderness in her movements compels to call her a celestial dream Great captivating poem. Well deserved modern poem of the Day.

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  • Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak (8/13/2019 12:46:00 AM)

    Because she vanished like a gleam
    Of glory, do I call her 'Dream.'....
    What a lovely piece written so well!
    Thank God, it is a Modern Poem, but not so modern,
    the kind of stuff seen now so often.

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  • Khairul AhsanKhairul Ahsan (8/14/2018)

    The last stanza, particularly, is very fascinating. Loved it.

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (8/13/2018 9:56:00 AM)

    An excellent and visionary poem. One that demands a reader to read it again and again and be merged in those Dream like words.

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  • Adrian FlettAdrian Flett (8/13/2018 4:59:00 AM)

    A wonderful weave of fantasy made vibrant by the rhyme and rhythm

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (8/13/2018 4:05:00 AM)

    Beautiful touching of dream-


    Because I saw her, in a sleep
    As dark and desolate and deep
    And fleeting as the taunting night
    That flings a vision of delight


    greatly penned

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (8/13/2017 4:04:00 PM)

    That is how to refrain- - repeat but with a difference until you harrow your readers' souls.

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  • Seamus O BrianSeamus O Brian (8/13/2017 3:02:00 PM)

    A skillfully woven tapestry of praise for a mysterious and intriguing subject. Interestingly, there is no real mention of physical beauty here, yet this reader is left with the sense that I have been in the presence of a deep and significant beauty far transcending physical features.

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    Susan WilliamsSusan Williams(8/13/2017 4:05:00 PM)

    Ah... I missed that. Well done, Seamus.

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (8/13/2017 2:35:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem having stunning and thrilling expression. Thanks and congratulation to his soul.

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (8/13/2017 2:25:00 AM)

    Reminds me of the song DREAM ON popularized by NAZARETH....

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (8/13/2017 1:03:00 AM)

    Nestled in her palm! Thanks for sharing.

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