Dreams – CD – Ghost Write


Ghost Writer Week
for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is:

Ghost Writer #32 – Jen of  Blog It or Lose It
Prompt choice:
Edgar Allen Poe’s A Dream within a Dream

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?



Soul walks haunted beach
Drifting sand from wasted fists
Ebb and flow of dreams


© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2014


Edgar Allen Poe
A Dream Within A Dream

About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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8 Responses to Dreams – CD – Ghost Write

  1. Haunted anyplace—beach or street or house—I prefer to avoid!

    From the Raven’s Beak


  2. dani says:

    i really love the line “Ebb and flow of dreams”!


  3. artmusedog says:

    like the ‘ebb and flow of dreams’ ~ lovely haiku ~

    Happy Week to you.
    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Wasted fists.. that is a haunting image

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Very nice, the sea as dreams


  6. Bastet says:

    Great Becca, like what you did with the prompt .. well done indeed!


  7. J says:

    Very nice Becca — Poe surely was a haunted soul.


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