The Land Of Dreams Poem by William Blake

The Land Of Dreams

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Awake, awake, my little boy!
Thou wast thy mother's only joy;
Why dost thou weep in thy gentle sleep?
Awake! thy father does thee keep.

'O, what land is the Land of Dreams?
What are its mountains, and what are its streams?
O father! I saw my mother there,
Among the lilies by waters fair.

'Among the lambs, cloth? d in white,
She walk'd with her Thomas in sweet delight.
I wept for joy, like a dove I mourn;
O! when shall I again return? '

Dear child, I also by pleasant streams
Have wander'd all night in the Land of Dreams;
But tho' calm and warm the waters wide,
I could not get to the other side.

'Father, O father! what do we here
In this land of unbelief and fear?
The Land of Dreams is better far
Above the light of the morning star.'

Tuesday, December 31, 2002
Topic(s) of this poem: dreams
Gladden Scribbles 08 March 2023

This poem is one of the best poem I ever loved. I was so thrilled with the mood that I even made an audition on it.

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Konab Ghumman 07 May 2019

One of the Excellent poem.

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Indira Renganathan 11 February 2017

The Land of Dreams is better far Above the light of the morning star.'...wonderful conversational poem with rhyming words- 10++++

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Ruby Root 25 August 2006

This poem leads me to believe his mother has died and he dreams of her on the other side. He believes it is a better place. Excellent poem.

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