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A Dream within a Dream

By: Edgar Allen Poe

Take this kiss upon thy brow!

And in parting from you now,

This 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

Oh God! Can I not grasp

Them with a tighter clasp?

Oh God! Can I not save

One from the pitiless wave?

Is all that we see or seem

But a dream within a dream?