Saturday, May 06, 2006

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 awayIn a night,
or in a day,In a vision, or in none,
Is it, therefore, the less gone?
All that we see or seemIs but a
dream within a dream.


I stand amid the roarOf a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of 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 graspThem 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 Allen Poe

4 comments:

yellowdog granny said...

i came to check you out after your hee hee comment on mine...thanks...and the name of your blogd:strider?..is the name of one of the greatest fighting pit bull dogs of all time...

Rae said...

One of my favourite authors, and favourite poems. Thanks for stopping by :)

Rae said...

One of my favourite authors and favourite poems. Thanks for stopping by.

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you rae