Saturday, March 26, 2016

365 LLC: Day 85: Memorize A Poem

There are so many beautiful poems in the world and understanding the meaning behind the words is something we try to learn in school. I do particularly enjoy learning them so I picked a poem I liked from an author I enjoy.

A Dream Within A Dream
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?

What would you choose?

1 comment:

  1. I assume by saying, "What would you choose?" you meant what poem would you choose to memorize, but coming right after that poem, the question seems more haunting... *o*