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

  • Samane Soleimani (11/24/2011 1:17:00 PM)

    love himmmm....edgar with tender seelings of life... (Report) Reply

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  • Ronald James De Langen Ronald James De Langen (11/22/2011 7:47:00 PM)

    Wow this poem is great, it sums up how I feel about life... life is passing by so fast and every day past seems just another dream once its gone... love it (Report) Reply

  • Adam Quinones (11/5/2011 1:52:00 PM)

    looking for feed back and would like to have my newest poem read// Endless Thoughts of a Romantic// it would be very much appreciated from one poet to an other Click to read my poems on www.poemhunter.com (Report) Reply

  • Abhishek Tiwari Abhishek Tiwari (11/1/2011 9:27:00 PM)

    Here avow means to acknowledge openly without shame,
    and deem means to judge or consider..

    Its difficult to part with someone be it dream or reality...
    After all, every thing is illusion..and we are perplexed... (Report) Reply

  • Abayomi Okemakinde (11/1/2011 9:57:00 AM)

    Woow.. This poem speak very clear,

    A dream within a dream... (Report) Reply

  • Dannie Urban (5/1/2011 7:51:00 AM)

    I like this poem. I lik Poe's stories also. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammad Akmal Nazir (5/1/2011 3:31:00 AM)

    I don't know the background of the poem yet definitely poe would have been in a great agony when he wrote this poem. This is such a great work of Poe as noone can escape its charm. Great poem with a lavish style of writing. (Report) Reply

  • Jon Proskey-Vigil (6/30/2010 2:32:00 PM)

    well i thought he wrote more that 50 but many were lost when his house was burnt to the ground? (Report) Reply

  • Steve Santerre (6/28/2010 3:14:00 PM)

    Gifted, imaginative, and true, Edgar Allan Poe knows how to bring a poem to life. The vigor of his words and their meaning reaches beyond the screen and touches the soul. (Report) Reply

  • Jason Bradley (5/23/2010 6:45:00 PM)

    In that a dream is fleeting and hard to remember, Poe seems to be relating his feeling of desperation and sadness at the passing of time, and comparing it to a dream. He wishes he could save just one moment of his life, or the life of another. 'Take this kiss upon the brow, and, in parting from you now-' (Report) Reply

  • Summer Holst (5/1/2010 9:50:00 PM)

    the darkness within poe only few can understand... the ones who have darkness within them too. he was so disturbed and his poems are haunting. he is my favorite poem of all time :) (Report) Reply

  • Juan Olivarez (5/1/2010 11:07:00 AM)

    a lot of people will never understand poe. that is a terrible thing. poe was tormented by numerous devils and his poems and stories were his escapism. poe actually wrote only 50 poems in his life, only 50. not volumes upon volumes. but every one was a work worthy of the effort of a genius. (Report) Reply

  • Terence George Craddock (5/1/2010 9:17:00 AM)

    Edgar Allan Poe dreamed great poetic dreams and spun them into poems which may intrigue or sadden us, some of these poems attain haunting resonance within the mind, his poems are dreams within the dream of life. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A Ramesh T A (5/1/2010 8:20:00 AM)

    As the sands washed away by sea waves dreams cannot be retained! Trying for the impossible things one's life will certainly become a big waste. Realisation comes late for many as has happened to Edgar Allan Poe indeed! (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Straw Kevin Straw (5/1/2010 7:39:00 AM)

    Pull yourself together Poe! Come of the funny stuff, and get a life. This weeping, maudlin, self-pity makes me sick. 'Is this a dream within a dream'? - no, it is not! (Report) Reply

  • Gone Away (5/1/2010 2:46:00 AM)

    This is sad and wonderful. I know people will take many meanings from this poem but for me it is about grief and the torments endured when those they love are taken from them. Then the realisation that everything you have will be taken from you including life itself and that you have no control over it or ultimately, anything. (Report) Reply

  • Mathias Österman (4/25/2010 5:37:00 PM)

    Was it not Philip K Dick that wrote:

    The phenomenal world does not exist; it is a hypostasis of the information processed by the Mind. (Report) Reply

  • Jazmine Thomas (4/7/2010 2:19:00 PM)

    In my mind this poem is poe capturing what most people feel, that life is but a speck within something bigger than this (Report) Reply

  • Ilya Kvartin (4/4/2010 3:24:00 PM)

    I think my interpretation of this poem can be compared to a modern day phrase. 'Life's a joke.' I think for Poe, who has suffered infinite pitfalls, he saw a lack of truth. Grains of truth that seemed so few and far inbetween. He took nothing at face value and kissed this goodbye. (Report) Reply

  • Sami Gjoka (3/15/2010 3:22:00 PM)

    This is a masterpiece- a great poet-only gives us great moments of enjoyment- not nessesarly a great philosophy- We, contrary to this sad moral teaching, that we can not save or change any one's destiny, can do so much with so litle afford to ease the pain of others- (Report) Reply










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