Edgar Allan Poe

1809 - 1849

A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on darkness, day, departure, dreams, joy, life, loneliness, past, spirit, truth, vision, and world

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?

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Source: a dream, 1827

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on day, dreams, god, hope, kiss, and vision

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 But a dream within a dream?

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Source: a dream within a dream, 1827

Contributed by: Zaady

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