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Player: Bouvet  Harry Pillsbury Subject: Deep poetry

2007-10-20 21:10:11
I was just wondering if anybody else was interested in posting a couple of threads on poetic verses that make you think...I'm talking about exceptional verses of poetry...I know a couple:
"The illusion that exalts us is dearer to us than ten thousand truths." Pushkin

"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream." Poe

This is something original and interesting, compared to recent forums on religion, creationism and people arguing over nothing for no reason at all.
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7Bouvet  Harry Pillsbury2007-10-20 23:26:56
Yeah, I like both of those Montecristo...we're actually studying Verlaine and Rimbaud in one of my classes...This is my fave poem:

"A Dream Within a Dream" by Edgar Allan Poe

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?