Albert's Poetry Cafe "Keeping the Dream Alive!" with Helena  September 22, 2009 - October 7, 2009

Contest Completed


Hello Poets!

I have chosen this line " ALL THAT WE SEE OR SEEM
IS BUT A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM" ----from the beautiful poem
below. Please include this phrase in your poem to qualify
for a prize.

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?

Enjoy! Don't forget to include the line in your poem.

Contest ends October pick up your pens and go, go, go!!!


Here's my little contribution if you care to take a peek!
Not for consideration of course!!!


1st 2nd 3rd & Albert's Special Award


N.S.W., Australia


6 Contestants
6 Submissions
Created Sep 23, 2009