in the darkness in the darkness
this is a poem about death
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A Dream Within A Dream  January 15, 2011 - January 28, 2011

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A Dream Within A Dream - `a dreamer\'s dream`
Take this kiss upon the brow - The brine, it is a calling...
Grains of the golden sand - [writing deleted]
While I weep - They Will Not Defeat You
Therefore the less gone - Prisoner

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***Here's what I want you to do, I want you to write a poem based off or inspired by this poem, it could be anything. It could be any type of poetry but not haiku. The winner will be picked by the most votes***

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?
-Edgar Allan Poe [1809-1849]

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Adam M. Snow
Adam M. Snow
El Mirage, AZ

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Created Jan 15, 2011