A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM – Poetry, by Edgar Allan Poe

adream1.1He was an American writer. Edgar Allan Poe, is best known for his poetry and short stories, (particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre). He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States, and is considered the inventor of the “detective fiction genre”. He was found delirious, on the streets of Baltimore, in great distress, needing of immediate assistance, but he died on Sunday day, at 5:00 in the morning

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?

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