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?

by Edgar Allan Poe

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THE WORK IS A CLEAR MINDED ONE THAT TAKES THE MIND OF THE READERS BACK TO RECALL THE REALITY OF HUMAN IMAGINATION. THIS IS NOT JUST A POEM.
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This kiss upon the brow! ! Thanks for your comment on my poem.
One of my favorite poem. A universal experience expressed so well.
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