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A Dream
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“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”
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― Edgar Allan Poe

A Dream


In visions of the dark night
       I have dreamed of joy departed-
     But a waking dream of life and light
       Hath left me broken-hearted.

     Ah! what is not a dream by day
       To him whose eyes are cast
     On things around him with a ray
       Turned back upon the past?

     That holy dream- that holy dream,
       While all the world were chiding,
     Hath cheered me as a lovely beam
       A lonely spirit guiding.

     What though that light, thro' storm and night,
       So trembled from afar-
     What could there be more purely bright
       In Truth's day-star?


Poem By Edgar Allan Poe

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