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  


Comments

  1. Wonderul post with pictures, always look forward to your posts, :) Francine.

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  2. Oh I have always loved that poem and your photos make me want to weep. They are so beautiful. B

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  3. My father always quoted Poe to me so I love his poetry. These photos are beautiful, Michelle.
    Hugs,
    Laura

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  4. Magnificent! LOVE the images and the verses that you chose!

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  5. Beautiful poem...I love the picture of the tree bark surrounding the iron.
    have a blessed day.

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  6. Those photos are awesome... Great poet that Poe

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  7. Wonderful old bridge. Everything has seemed a bit like a dream within a dream since the time change.

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  8. Great photos! I am surprised nobody has put some planks down the middle for a walking path. Still lots of life in the old girl yet!

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  9. What a delight to have visited you today!

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  10. Wow, that bridge reminds me of a shipwreck on the ocean.. rusting away and eventually being absorbed into the earth. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  11. Gorgeous! I love how history merges with nature!

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  12. wonderful words coupled with wonderful photos

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  13. Funny...that's one my husband always quotes! Beautiful pictures with the poem!

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  14. Lovely old bridge and Poe too...fantastic!

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  15. Wonderful post! I love how you used the words and photos together. I really enjoyed this one :)

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  16. You do make me miss the small-town life I enjoyed in New Hampshire. I no longer crave the cold and snow, but the way of life was second-to-none.

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  17. What fun you could have on that bridge if you were a kid.
    Merle...........

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  18. A story I read again and again. Great images indeed.
    Please have you all a good Wednesday.

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  19. awesome bridge.
    awesome.
    reminds me of an old railroad bridge I painted back in my college days.

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  20. That would be a tricky adventure to try to navigate it. At 12, I would have been 'game'.

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  21. Love how you processed this shot. Captures its age without overwhelming it.

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  22. The photos have a dream like quality that goes very well with the haunting Poetry. xx

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  23. Love the poem-love the photos even more : )

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  24. One of my favorite poems by Poe! What a tortured life he lead.

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  25. Cool Bridge. It doesn't look structurally sound.

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