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Poem by Edgar Allan Poe


A Dream


In visions of the dark night
⁠    I have dreamed of joy departed
But a waking dream of life and light
⁠    Hath left me broken-hearted.

Ah! what is not a dream by day
⁠⁠    To him whose eyes are cast
On things around him with a ray
⁠    ⁠Turned back upon the past?

That holy dreamthat holy dream,
⁠⁠    While all the world were chiding,
Hath cheered me as a lovely beam
⁠⁠    A lonely spirit guiding.

What though that light, thro' storm and night,
⁠⁠    So trembled from afar
What could there be more purely bright
⁠⁠    In Truth's day-star?



Edgar Allan Poe


Edgar Allan Poe's other poems:
  1. An Acrostic
  2. The Divine Right of Kings
  3. Sancta Maria
  4. Dreams
  5. To the River


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • William Allingham A Dream ("I heard the dogs howl in the moonlight night")
  • Matthew Arnold A Dream ("Was it a dream? We sail'd, I thought we sail'd")
  • Robert Burns A Dream ("Guid-Mornin' to our Majesty!") 1786
  • Christina Rossetti A Dream ("Once in a dream (for once I dreamed of you)")
  • Thomas Moore A Dream ("I thought this heart enkindled lay")
  • Coventry Patmore A Dream ("Amid the mystic fields of Love")
  • Bernard Barton A Dream ("A DREAM came lately in the hours")
  • Thomas Parnell A Dream ("Just when ye dead of night began to fail")
  • Stephen Phillips A Dream ("MY dead love came to me, and said")
  • Letitia Landon A Dream ("I was wand'ring in my sleep")
  • Alice Cary A Dream ("I DREAMED I had a plot of ground")
  • Mathilde Blind A Dream ("Only a dream, a beautiful baseless dream")
  • Lucretia Davidson A Dream ("Methought, unwitting how the place I gained")

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