I Have Dreamed Of You So Much Poem by Robert Desnos

I Have Dreamed Of You So Much

Rating: 3.2


I have dreamed of you so much that you are no longer real.
Is there still time for me to reach your breathing body, to kiss your mouth and make
your dear voice come alive again?

I have dreamed of you so much that my arms, grown used to being crossed on my
chest as I hugged your shadow, would perhaps not bend to the shape of your body.
For faced with the real form of what has haunted me and governed me for so many
days and years, I would surely become a shadow.

O scales of feeling.

I have dreamed of you so much that surely there is no more time for me to wake up.
I sleep on my feet prey to all the forms of life and love, and you, the only one who
counts for me today, I can no more touch your face and lips than touch the lips and
face of some passerby.

I have dreamed of you so much, have walked so much, talked so much, slept so much
with your phantom, that perhaps the only thing left for me is to become a phantom
among phantoms, a shadow a hundred times more shadow than the shadow the
moves and goes on moving, brightly, over the sundial of your life.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Ronn Michael Salinas 15 December 2012

Hahaha wow it doesn't make sense.

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Beach Leanbh 04 May 2010

Wow. Just stumbled upon this. Absolutely incredible

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G.S De Burca 24 August 2008

a magical poem by a (still) underestimated poet who deepened, & transcended his surrealist influences.

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Luce Darwin 22 April 2013

One of my favorite poems ever, and it makes perfect sense to those who can understand.

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John Richter 18 August 2015

Hi Kim, I agree a little bit, but also think that we all dream of finding that special someone.... And sometimes it comes as just an ideal, not necessarily a physical woman. There's something inside us that drives us to search for that special person, that better half, that soul mate. And I believe in soul mates. Unfortunately there's some poor woman out there who is mine..... Boy did she ever get the short straw.... I don't know who she is yet, but she is such a large part of my desires in life - so deeply, that she does reach into my dreams as well. I get Mr. Desnos Poem completely...

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Deluke Muwanigwa 05 November 2021

A great poem of missed opportunity in love. Great one.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 04 November 2021

Congratulations being chosen as The Classic Poem Of The Day by Poem Hunter And Team. Hoorray!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 04 November 2021

An honest true poem so efficiently worded in pure surrealism.5 Stars full. As one who paints in impressionistic style, I fully understand this surrealistic poem. Powerful and with deep insight.

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Suchajerk 04 November 2021

Keep dreaming

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 04 November 2021

Extreme feelings can hold us spellbound. An interesting and wonderful poem. Beautifully and powerfully expressed.

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