Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

A Dream Within A Dream

Poem by 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?

Topic(s) of this poem: dream


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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (7/4/2020 4:24:00 AM)

    So beautiul poem from the great poet. likes.(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (6/21/2020 9:36:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem! Series of inquisitions to God elevate the conceptualization to a lofty height. The first two lines of the second stanza lie at the centre around which the wheels of words revolve. A great work........10/10(Report)Reply

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  • Stephen LoomesStephen Loomes (5/15/2020 7:54:00 AM)

    For a time, great E A Poe(t) we present, either grasping the sands of our lives events, or watching them flow, but to answer your question, " is all that we see or seem, But a dream within a dream? " No, in the instant of standing on the shore watching, we defy eternity, we are, and the moment devolves into the dream of memory.(Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (4/12/2020 6:58:00 PM)

    I stand amid the roar
    Of a surf-tormented shore,
    And I hold within my hand
    Grains of the golden sand-..... touching expression. This is a marvelous poem composed by Edgar Allan Poe.(Report)Reply

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  • Melissa (3/31/2020 2:14:00 PM)

    But a dream within a dream(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (1/19/2020 10:52:00 PM)

    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..........//// beautiful poetic expression(Report)Reply

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  • Paul AmrodPaul Amrod (1/19/2020 1:55:00 PM)

    No matter how many times I have read this poem it echoes through my memory like some celestial voice.(Report)Reply

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  • Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak (1/19/2020 6:05:00 AM)

    What a lovely poem on the fleeting nature of life from a master poet.(Report)Reply

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  • Catherine HabbieCatherine Habbie (1/19/2020 5:46:00 AM)

    An excellent poem. Well deserved pick(Report)Reply

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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (1/19/2020 1:47:00 AM)

    World life is not indeed permanent for anyone sure! Everything happens like in a dream and disappears! So, all things seen are just like a dream within a dream true!(Report)Reply

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    Very touching , emotional and beautifully narrated poem my dear Kanav ....well done ...keep it up.(Report)Reply

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  • Soran M. HSoran M. H (12/28/2019 1:54:00 PM)

    superb poem by the professional poet through out the centuries....10(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Poem Edited: Friday, December 19, 2014