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

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2 thoughts on “A dream within a dream

  1. Wow what a great poem! I’m not normally a fan of poetry but the few I’ve read by Poe so far always manage to make the hairs on the back of my head tingle!

    Thanks so much for following my blog as well. 🙂

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