Dream Within A Dream (After Ea Poe)

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Accept this promise from my heart!
Your soul from mine shall never part
Exploring, venturing from the chart -
Seeking, chasing Atman's beam
Knowing it is but a dream;
Beyond imagination's scope
A future humbling faith and hope
Relinquish visions, open wide
To possibilities untried.
All that we may know or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand astride the ocean's roar
Caress its wide, luxuriant shore
And I hold within my hand
A single grain of golden sand -
Ephemeral symbol of the small
Fairy dust, a crystal ball
And microcosm of the All.
In awe! as I release my grasp
And find my hands in prayerful clasp
In awe! And full surrender, brave
I join the overarching wave,
Thinking: all we know or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Imagine if Poe's mysticism had not been chained by alcoholism and chronic depression.
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Howard Savage 12 January 2016

This is a profound poem a double metaphor.

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sara }i{ 18 July 2012

Amazing poem , Love your style

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