Monday, April 27, 2020

National Poetry Month: Edgar Allan Poe

A fascinating, intelligent, tragic guy. Its as though he were writing the original scripts for 'Criminal Minds.'

 The Writings of Edgar Allan Poe: The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore

Also other images. 

Edgar Allan Poe
Lesson plans, biography, and teaching resources

Edgar Allan Poe, short stories, tales, and poems

Contains Poe's works, story summaries, quotes, Poe wordlist with definitions, photos and paintings.

The Poetry Foundation has a biography about Poe worth reading, as well as articles and poems. Thanks again, Poetry Foundation.

Here is a lesser known poem by Poe; what a cry for help.

A Dream Within a Dream

By Edgar Allan Poe

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?

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