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 life has 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
Though my fingers to the deep,
While I weep, while I weep! Oh God!
Can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
Oh God!
Can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?
-Edgar Allen Poe
deleted deleted
1 Response Aug 21, 2014

You've chosen a beautiful poem...what else is there to say.