Monday, March 7, 2011

Mondays poems

Poe's poems have always interested me. =)

A Dream Within A Dream
By: Edgar Allan Poe

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?


N. R. Williams said...

That is poignant and beautiful.

Jules said...

Oh I love Poe! Always been a favorite mine and a nice selection :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Joanne said...

The line I like is "I stand amid the roar of a surf-tormented shore." As someone who loves the beach, I can just feel this line, having stood on a beach many times, looking out at the sea.

Clarissa Draper said...

I didn't know Poe wrote poetry... hmm, yes I did. The Raven is one of his poems, right? This is a nice one. Thanks for sharing.