A Dream

I dreamed that I ws dead and crossed the heavens,--
Heavens after heavens with burning feet and swift,--
And cried: "O God, where art Thou?" I left one
On earth, whose burden I would pray Thee lift."

by Helen Hunt Jackson Click to read full poem

Comments (14)

its a cry for all of us to feel. lifting the burden of others is what all of us should have in mind. Great poem.
There is such raw pain in this and Helen Hunt Jackson is the mistress of touching the hearts of all her readers with not only pain but every raw emotion that mankind can feel. 10++++++++++++++++++++++++
A dreamful poem nicely executed. It is nice to be chosen as the poem of the day.
'alone in a crowed place' We rest with faith and hope.
death- kisses me with fired lips, grasps me with burned souls, I am dead - dead in blues womb from tears I sketch the tomb lamps of nightmare on the air balloon shadow or phantom........................... /// excellent great writing always
Nice write... I like it and enjoyed reading at as well
What a DREAM! I cite her last stanza: Though I was dead, I died again for shame; Lonely, to flee from heaven again I turned; The ranks of angels looked away from me (Beneath my feet the golden pavements burned) . Just this utmost solitude, such a heartbreaking poem. In this Dream poem, I noticed an ironical wink to God, to Heaven.Congratulations to the family of Helen Hunt Jackson as Classic Poem Of The Day! Much more than a 10
thoughts are magnificent, to be all alone among the crowd
A magnificent write that I truly enjoyed. Full of depth and meaning. Dead but yet still very much full of life. A great metaphor.
Crossed the heavens! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
Highly philosophical narrative showing one's paradox with regard to our intense longing for heaven. Thanks a lot.
A moving reminder that we do not have to ascend to the heavens to beseech Divine grace, for his love and mercy are already at work among us here in the strife and turmoil of life. Provocatively expressed.
Reminds me of the song FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND...Thanks for posting...
I can only repeat the good words of Ingeborg below. We do need to pray for one another now whilst we're still here on earth