“A Dream within a Dream”.

Poe has always written words that spoke directly to my heart, creepy as he was…


 Take this kiss upon the brow!

And, in parting from you now,

Thus much let me avow–

You are not wrong, who deem

That my days have been a dream;

Yet if hope has flown away

In a night, or in a day,

In a vision, or in none,

Is it therefore the less gone?

All that we see or seem

Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar

Of a surf-tormented shore,

And I hold within my hand

Grains of the golden sand–

How few! yet how they creep

Through my fingers to the deep,

While I weep–while I weep!

O God! can I not grasp

Them with a tighter clasp?

God! can I not save

One from the pitiless wave?

Is all that we see or seem

But a dream within a dream?

EA Poe

(1809 – 1849)

7 thoughts on ““A Dream within a Dream”.

  1. Reblogged this on crashinglessons and commented:

    I love this blogger sooooo much

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  2. I love that one, and holy smokes, that picture gets me like a punch in the stomach and it’s exactly how I was feeling today. Well done, and so awesomely presented. xoxo

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  3. And they are such a joy to read aloud (like “The Raven”!)

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  4. I had that memorized as a child. Thank you for reminding me.

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  5. Reblogged this on galesmind and commented:

    One of my favorites. I love Poe such a beautiful pain.

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