Text: Edgar Allan Poe (ed. E. C. Stedman and G. E. Woodberry), “A Dream,” The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, New York: Stone and Kimball, vol. X, 1895, p. 134


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[page 134:]

A DREAM

IN visions of the dark night

I have dreamed of joy departed,

But a waking dreams 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, through storm and night,

So trembled from afar,

What could there be more purely bright

In Truths day-star?

 


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Notes:

Stedman and Woodberry notes.

 

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