Edgar Allan Poe

Literary Tattoos: Edgar Allan Poe 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 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, A Dream Within A Dream

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  1. angie says

    this is great.. I am getting poe's poem "a dream" on my arm soon so I wanted to check out other peoples first

    " In visions of the dark night

    I have dreamed of joy departed-

    But a waking dream of light and life

    Hath left me broken hearted"

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