Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

A Dream Within A Dream - Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow-
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Topic(s) of this poem: dream


Comments about A Dream Within A Dream by Edgar Allan Poe

  • Kwizeera Ezekiel Kwizeera Ezekiel (5/15/2016 3:25:00 AM)

    wow thats it..! (Report) Reply

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  • Dat Boi Dat Boi (5/4/2016 8:02:00 PM)

    inspiration for inception? ? ? ? (Report) (Report) (Report) Reply

  • Adrian Martin (4/27/2016 5:25:00 PM)

    Life is a dream within a dream.... Captured so well (Report) Reply

  • Gracey Timmons (4/26/2016 8:59:00 PM)

    I LOVE this! Haven't read something as captivating as this. By far, one of my favourite poems. (Report) Reply

  • Vivek Kumar Vivek Kumar (4/25/2016 10:02:00 PM)

    very very very very lovely poem.. (Report) Reply

  • Thomas Case Thomas Case (4/3/2016 5:58:00 AM)

    beautiful poem, one of Poe's best. (Report) Reply

  • Akachukwu Lekwauwa Akachukwu Lekwauwa (3/29/2016 1:00:00 PM)

    the second stanza suggests 'great dreams of great dreamers are never achieved, they're transcended'...he manages to hold the golden sand, which is desired, but only very few, and still they creep from his fingers and back into dream which he found very frustrating...o God can I not grasp them without tighter clasp? dream within a dream..one of the greatest (Report) Reply

  • Dddd Ssss (3/24/2016 10:01:00 AM)

    inspiration for inception? ? ? ? (Report) (Report) Reply

  • Mary Davies (3/9/2016 6:40:00 PM)

    The epistemology of idealism has never been more beautifully expressed. (Report) Reply

  • Moira Cameron Moira Cameron (2/26/2016 11:39:00 PM)

    This one is a beautiful one for reciting. I have performed this many times. (Report) Reply

  • Oliver Cooper (2/25/2016 5:31:00 AM)

    inspiration for inception? ? ? ? (Report) Reply

  • Angela Jensen (2/19/2016 12:20:00 PM)

    A deep poem full of love and despair Poe was a gifted writer for dark and somber writing (Report) Reply

  • Stephen Loomes Stephen Loomes (1/19/2016 8:15:00 PM)

    Who is kissed upon the brow, does that signify someone loved, and lost to illness or death? We know the receiver of the kiss deems the poet's life a dream; not a nightmare but something experienced by another asleep. However perceived, is the loss any less real? The poet replies with it all being a dream within a dream. In the last stanza, he confronts the force of nature but cannot retain what he seeks to keep, and then, he is not so sure, and asks, rather than states whether what we see and seem is a dream within a dream. His poetic voice is that of a mystic, and his versifying is traditional and tight. The sands of his words are at his command, not loosed from his grasp without his command, but his subject matter poses questions the answers to which he (and we) cannot understand. Already Reported Reply

  • Onuora Ilodibe (1/15/2016 2:04:00 AM)

    dream within a dream... Such I have, not on my sleep but a walking reality that pricks from within. To surge and seize (Report) Reply

  • Stacey Jayne Drosdeck (1/14/2016 9:37:00 AM)

    💙 Already Reported Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (1/12/2016 6:20:00 PM)

    ..........one of the best poems ever written....so poetic and one of my favorites ★ Already Reported Reply

  • Susan Williams Susan Williams (1/12/2016 3:43:00 PM)

    I am always astounded by Poe- he uses repetition to draw us into his world- a world of gray fog and grief for losses and yet his is a world expressed so beautifully and so powerfully that to read his poetry and his short stories is to carry them with you for the rest of your life. (Report) Reply

  • Ernest Makuakua Ernest Makuakua (1/12/2016 4:39:00 AM)

    beautifully written piece (Report) Reply

  • Brenna Franklin (1/11/2016 3:21:00 PM)

    From what i understand his dream is about losing someone in a dream. A dream within a dream so to speak. Lovely poem, kind of creepy when you read deeper in though. (Report) Reply

  • Ahmad Husain Ahmad Husain (1/10/2016 11:53:00 AM)

    Very very nice poem! Totally heart touching! The poet has very well connected the reality with a dream. The reality is so harsh to suffer that the poem is dismissing it saying it is a dream, and what is happening in reality is a dream within a dream. Very beautiful! I loved it. (Report) Reply










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