saadat tahir

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Dream Within A Dream… Life's Fife (Edgar Allan Poe) ** - Poem by saadat tahir

Beleaguered past rued in rushes
Hopped to stops at some gushes
Sparkled swank vague tomorrows
Fertile buds withered to harrows

Torn up bits, blown in vain
Engraved as fate, time and again
Suffer the pain, a gradual fade
yield to downers nature's made

Lives be doomed to a futile end?
What the buzz on great men then?
No lofty cheers for the run we ran
Fade, concede; the best we can?

Make do present in hope to find
Fleeting bits to a picture bind
Clutching flotsam left behind
Sore is the body, numb the mind

Soaring values, driving dreams
Weathered now, fuzzy at seams
Searching pieces wrenched away
Most our lives; don't have a say

Head long leapt in the roiling fray
Sunken toiled, at the pew to pray
Love's flair Care and truth.
Soiled trains and choir's myth

Loved and told, utopian tales.
Suffered miseries, driven nails.
Sun now shines! O' make your hay
stack up yum an heap your tray

Here an there, chased livid blue.
Clank of swords and purring mew.
Life shrieks, "Murders at the Rue"
Grip and sip the "Ravenesque" stew

(Islamabad)
(Oct 07, ,2009)

** Dedicted to the memory of one of the great poets (Edgar Allan Poe)
(died October 7,1849 …disagreement on exact date)

"Dreams"—Oh! that my young life were a lasting dream! first appeared in the Baltimore North American, the same year his first book Tamerlane and Other Poems was published, at his own expense.


Comments about Dream Within A Dream… Life's Fife (Edgar Allan Poe) ** by saadat tahir

  • Tamara Hanaring A Thought Mate (10/16/2009 1:05:00 AM)

    congratulation for me..this is first comment iam able to comment today as you know i always face trouble in commenting which last many days...thank you..i was lucky to start with you..regards for you and allan poe.. (Report)Reply

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  • Rafique Farooqi (10/14/2009 7:56:00 AM)

    A great dedication......beautifully written (Report)Reply

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  • Luwi HabteLuwi Habte (10/13/2009 12:38:00 PM)

    nice tribute
    may the body rest at peace
    luwi
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  • Ramin ChamanRamin Chaman (10/12/2009 6:58:00 AM)

    At dawn I had a dream
    Of your favourable glance
    How more wonderful stages dreams
    Have than wakefulness...
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  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (10/11/2009 12:38:00 AM)

    'Loved and told, utopian tales.
    Suffered miseries, driven nails.
    Sun now shines! O’ make your hay
    stack up yum an heap your tray'...

    striking lines...a lot of punch there...really liked...10
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  • Leslie Alexis (heaven Is My Home) (10/10/2009 12:40:00 PM)

    wonderful dedication, wonderful riddim. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 30, 2012


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