Friday, January 20, 2012

Some Fine Filler Material


Happy Birthday Bill Maher

Born January 20, 1956


Since I am busily at work at this time composing a new short story, I am limiting today's entry to a copy of a poem in the public domain that was written by Edgar Allan Poe.

A Dream Within a Dream
__by Edgar Allan Poe__

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?

More on Edgar Alan Poe
at The Writer's Almanac


"You can get older without getting wiser but you can't get wiser without getting older."
--Gene Chambers

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