A Dream

Rating: 3.1
Once a dream did weave a shade
O'er my angel-guarded bed,
That an emmet lost its way
Where on grass methought I lay.

Troubled, wildered, and forlorn,
Dark, benighted, travel-worn,
Over many a tangle spray,
All heart-broke, I heard her say:

'Oh my children! do they cry,
Do they hear their father sigh?
Now they look abroad to see,
Now return and weep for me.'

Pitying, I dropped a tear:
But I saw a glow-worm near,
Who replied, 'What wailing wight
Calls the watchman of the night?

'I am set to light the ground,
While the beetle goes his round:
Follow now the beetle's hum;
Little wanderer, hie thee home! '
Wednesday, May 9, 2001
Topic(s) of this poem: dream
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COMMENTS
Ratnakar Mandlik 21 June 2019
A mind blowing dream woven in an equally fantastic melody, rich in rhyme and rhythm.
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Sylvaonyema Uba 13 April 2018
I am set to light the ground While the beetle goes his round SYLVA- ONYEMA UBA
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Michael Rosen 21 March 2018
*slurp* *click* NOICE
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in my a dream in my a dream world is large but Allah the best of the best wherever and whenever Junglorong, 6 May 2015
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Diamond Snow 08 August 2013
Interesting poem...........Nice
26 11 Reply
Dennis Green 17 August 2011
Blake's ability to blend rhyme into the simple narrative is what gives his work so much power & beauty. It lodges inside the heart, making the human associations so compelling & profound.
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Edowaye Omorogbe 08 March 2008
great job...................................................... that was really good
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X X 22 February 2008
first of blakes poems i have read and im not dissapointed.
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Blue angel Florida 20 August 2007
Old Language Amazing to read...
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Perfection Is Flawed 02 September 2005
It's a really beautiful poem, especially the way he wrote 'O'er my angel-guarded bed', and I found out that an emmet is actually an ant, so she was lost in such a big world, and probably felt quite hopeless.
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