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Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay


The Dream


LOVE, if I weep it will not matter,
    And if you laugh I shall not care; 
Foolish am I to think about it,
    But it is good to feel you there.

Love, in my sleep I dreamed of waking, --
    White and awful the moonlight reached 
Over the floor, and somewhere, somewhere,
    There was a shutter loose, -- it screeched!

Swung in the wind, -- and no wind blowing! --
    I was afraid, and turned to you, 
Put out my hand to you for comfort, --
    And you were gone! Cold, cold as dew,

Under my hand the moonlight lay!
    Love, if you laugh I shall not care, 
But if I weep it will not matter, --
    Ah, it is good to feel you there! 



Edna St. Vincent Millay


Edna St. Vincent Millay's other poems:
  1. She is Overheard Singing
  2. MacDougal Street
  3. Three Songs of Shattering
  4. Thursday
  5. Pastoral


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • George Byron The Dream ("Our life is twofold; Sleep hath its own world") »юль 1816
  • John Donne The Dream ("DEAR love, for nothing less than thee")
  • Aphra Behn The Dream ("All trembling in my arms Aminta lay")
  • Amy Levy The Dream ("Believe me, this was true last night")

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