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A Dream

Edgar Allan Poe 1809 (Boston) – 1849 (Baltimore)

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?

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Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. more…

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