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A Dream Within A Dream by labrattish A Dream Within A Dream by labrattish
Edgar Allan Poe wrote some beautiful things that weren't quite as creepy as we'd like to think. "A Dream Within a Dream" is one of them.

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?

This piece was done for the interior of a card for :iconsaturnangel:'s birthday. She's a Poe nut/enthusiast/fanatic...and her party was themed as such ^^. It included a bit from the poem on the inside, and lots of me scribbling a note.
DarkKnightJRK Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful piece for an amazing poem. :D
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