Thursday, February 02, 2006

A Bloggers (Silent) Poetry Reading

A Bloggers (Silent) Poetry Reading

A Dream Within A Dream

Poem by Edgar Allen Poe (1827)

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?

3 comments:

Chris said...

Lovely - thanks for sharing.

ttbookjunkie said...

Poe...excellent choice.

Amanda

chittavrtti said...

There is a northern european band who set this poem to music but kept the lines as spoken word. The female vocalist has a wonderful voice for recitation **CV