The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe/Volume 2/A Dream

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The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe
Volume II. Poems and Tales

A Dream
 

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?