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Dreams

Rating: 3.7

Oh! that my young life were a lasting dream!
My spirit not awakening, till the beam
Of an Eternity should bring the morrow.
Yes! tho' that long dream were of hopeless sorrow,
'Twere better than the cold reality
Of waking life, to him whose heart must be,
And hath been still, upon the lovely earth,
A chaos of deep passion, from his birth.
But should it be- that dream eternally
Continuing- as dreams have been to me

In my young boyhood- should it thus be given,
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Ratnakar Mandlik 02 November 2018

Dreams of paradise and love. A great poem penned by an equally great poet.

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sharon 01 March 2018

at the edge of 17 it dint occor to me that anyone was paying atention

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Fagute 09 January 2018

I want some tide pods.

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Abhimanyu Kumar.s 11 December 2017

Youth is the best part of one's life

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Subhas Chandra Chakra 25 September 2017

I' the summer sky, in dreams of living light And loveliness, - have left my very heart In climes of my imagining, apart A great art of poetry. Thanks poet.

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Nathan Phillips 20 June 2017

Poe has always employed my personal interest. His head and heart bleeds and sings to the ears willing to listen.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 16 May 2016

Dreams in their vivid coloring of life, AS in that fleeting, shadowy, misty strife Of semblance with reality. A fantastic flight of imagery and a pleasurable read.

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Such art behind his words.

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Kedrix Udjoe 16 May 2016

What a ryhme to expose the ambitiousness of the youth.

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Susan Williams 16 May 2016

The last 8 lines of this poem are especially sublime, perhaps because they speak to the human heart truths about our passage here on earth. Even if walked on the brink of madness, I cannot count him less. He was an extraordinary talent, a player of words of sounds of images of rhythm and repetition and all things valuable to a poet.

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