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Poe: A Dream
A brief poem.
Edgar Allan Poe
Published in 1849
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 dream—that 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?
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10/02: a bonus poem for my birthday! (“Me” being the guy who publishes Poe Daily, not the long dead author.)
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