Monday, December 5, 2011

Dream Dust!

photo by ana traina ~ 2011 ~


This weekend I did two things completely out of the ordinary... one, I watched Miracle on 34th street on Saturday morning... and it still makes me cry!  The second thing I did was to go down to ABC carpet and stand on line to take pictures of Santa! Which I shall be posting very soonishly!! However, after taking some pictures of Santa, my eye was struck by these enchanting bottles and I thought of this poem... 
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?