A Dream

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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?

Edgar Allan Poe


12 thoughts on “A Dream”

  1. Poem: E. A. Poe
    Audio: Edgar Allan Poe Projekt
    Reading: Iris Berben
    Music: Berliner Filmorchester
    Photo: Unknown

  2. hi josh, i was wondering if i ask you a little favour – can you make the poem downloadable?

  3. @noidea thanks for advice, but i don’t want install the firefox only to download a file.

    @josh yes i mean the mp3

  4. am a longtime admirer of ea poe. had never heard his work in german. awesome and somehow suits him…

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