A Dream Within A Dream: Written By Edgar Allan Poe

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?

Edgar Allan Poe
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