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A Poem A Day writing prompt 18 Jan 2015

| January 19th, 2015 | a poem a day challenge | No Comments

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this week’s writing prompt:

a waking dream of life and light
Hath left me broken-hearted.

The excerpt above is from A Dream by Edgar Allan Poe who was born on this day, 19th January 1809 (d. 1849).

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[tab id=2]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? [/tab]

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