Thursday, September 03, 2009

A Dream Within A Dream

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This poem by Edgar Allan Poe reminds me a lot of my favorite works by Dorothy Parker. Both were such rock stars. At their best, their words are deep & true yet wrapped in such delightful, easy rhymes that they go right down, smooth as honey...

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

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