Ktismatics

18 March 2008

Poesie

Filed under: Reflections — ktismatics @ 9:33 am

poe

(gouache by Kenzie Doyle, with permission)

A Dream Within A Dream

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?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?

– Edgar Allan Poe

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2 Comments »

  1. *round of applause*

    Like

    Comment by Seyfried — 18 March 2008 @ 10:21 am

  2. That’s expressive and evocative and…

    Like

    Comment by Sam L. Carr — 19 March 2008 @ 4:34 am


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