Paul Laurence Dunbar

(1872-1906 / Ohio / United States)

Why Fades A Dream - Poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar

WHY fades a dream?
An iridescent ray
Flecked in between the tryst
Of night and day.
Why fades a dream? —
Of consciousness the shade
Wrought out by lack of light and made
Upon life's stream.
Why fades a dream?
That thought may thrive,
So fades the fleshless dream;
Lest men should learn to trust
The things that seem.
So fades a dream,
That living thought may grow
And like a waxing star-beam glow
Upon life's stream —
So fades a dream.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 2, 2010



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