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Thursday, January 27, 2011

A Dream within a Dream by Edgar Alan 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
Is but a dream within a dream.

by Edgar Allan Poe
Poetry of the day REVIEW:
I think this man realized the self similar nature of reality. Reality is just a dream with in a dream with in a dream, and when you die, you will continue to dream, and continue to exist in this continuous dream.

BTW!!!

WORD OF THE DAY IS:

jobbery

   JOB-uh-ree  , noun;
1.
The conduct of public or official business for the sake of improper private gain.
USE IT!

35 comments:

  1. Cook County jobbery
    is tantamount to robbery.

    Quite amazing that the Poe piece still seems good after reading Dr Suess.

    I can't help regretting that I didn't read it before "Green Eggs & Ham".

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  2. edgar allan poe was a pretty cool guy...

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  3. Poe is one of my favorite poets. I really enjoy his work.

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  4. I always found Poe to be a pretty weak poet compared to his stories. Though on that topic it's amazing how everyone views him as a horror writer when a lot of his "horror" stories are actually just grotesque comedies.

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  5. Edgar Allan Poe's writings were in another level in his time! This poem is like movie inception!

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  6. i think this guy is really good.

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  7. Jobbery? Never heard of it before. You learn something new everyday

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  8. Poe had some cool stuff but I like Lovecraft's stuff. Nithicana is great!

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  9. this is one of my favorite poems

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  10. Haha, EAP predicted Inception!!!

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  11. excellent choice. Is the word of the day going to be a new regular feature?

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  12. A dream within a dream? Is this something to do with Inception?

    Haha, just kidding. Awesome poem!

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  13. Great poem.
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  14. I'll try to work that word into my day.

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  16. you should post more often. i love poetry

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  17. Poetry blog done by a pretty girl? My my...

    Stay well, following ;)


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  18. @lazeitao - Err, me thinks you missed the part where it was by Poe. There was a picture of him in the middle and everything.

    Unless, you know, you have really bad eyes.

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  19. I never knew that word, jobbery. Thanx for improving my vocabulary.

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  20. Jobbery is such a fantastic word!
    xxx

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  21. the title reminds me in some way on Inception :D

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  22. Poe was the first well-known American to try to live by writing alone - a career not helped by the petty jobbery of American publishers.

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  23. Strong poem


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  24. @Rorschach - Do I? You should check yours then ;)

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  26. I wrote about dreams too! Fate?
    My fav is The Pit and the Pendulum. I know it's not poetry, but it sprang to mind for some reason.

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  27. the font made me think I was selecting the text...i kept clicking but it wouldnt go away and then i realized it was not my highlighting, but the font itself. you trickster. good post.

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  28. Poe is one of the greatest. Needed no jobbery to come around.

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  29. Inception is the first thing that came to mind as I read the title. I love poetry, although I suck at writing it. Your blog is very interesting. Following.

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