Dreams poems

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Elements of Composition

© A. K. Ramanujan

Composed as I am, like others,
  of elements on certain well-known lists,
father's seed and mother's egg

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The Emigrants: Book II

© Charlotte Turner Smith

Scene, on an Eminence on one of those Downs, which afford to the South a view of the Sea; to the North of the Weald of Sussex. Time, an Afternoon in April, 1793.


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The Emigrants: Book I

© Charlotte Turner Smith

Scene, on the Cliffs to the Eastward of the Town of

Brighthelmstone in Sussex. Time, a Morning in November, 1792.

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Sonnet XLVII: To Fancy

© Charlotte Turner Smith

Thee, Queen of Shadows! -- shall I still invoke,

Still love the scenes thy sportive pencil drew,

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Of Old Sat Freedom

© Alfred Tennyson

Of old sat Freedom on the heights,
The thunders breaking at her feet:
Above her shook the starry lights:
She heard the torrents meet.

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In Memoriam A. H. H.: 55. The wish, that of the living whol

© Alfred Tennyson

I falter where I firmly trod,
And falling with my weight of cares
Upon the great world's altar-stairs
That slope thro' darkness up to God,

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Alfred Lord Tennyson - The Coming Of Arthur

© Alfred Tennyson

Leodogran, the King of Cameliard,
Had one fair daughter, and none other child;
And she was the fairest of all flesh on earth,
Guinevere, and in her his one delight.

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The Land of Nod

© Robert Louis Stevenson

From breakfast on through all the day
At home among my friends I stay,
But every night I go abroad
Afar into the land of Nod.

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The Comedian As The Letter C

© Wallace Stevens

379 Trinket pasticcio, flaunting skyey sheets,
380 With Crispin as the tiptoe cozener?
381 No, no: veracious page on page, exact.

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The Army of Death

© Charles Hamilton Sorley

When you see millions of the mouthless dead

Across your dreams in pale battalions go,

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Written among the Euganean Hills North Italy

© Percy Bysshe Shelley

MANY a green isle needs must be


In the deep wide sea of Misery,

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To the Night

© Percy Bysshe Shelley

SWIFTLY walk over the western wave


Spirit of Night!

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Lines to an Indian Air

© Percy Bysshe Shelley

I ARISE from dreams of thee


In the first sweet sleep of night,

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The Rose that Grew from Concrete

© Tupac Shakur

Did you hear about the rose that grew


from a crack in the concrete?

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Paula Becker to Clara Westhoff

© Adrienne Rich

The autumn feels slowed down,

summer still holds on here, even the light

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Burning Oneself Out

© Adrienne Rich

the crimson-flittered grey ash, yes.
I know inside my eyelids
and underneath my skin

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The One in Paradise

© Edgar Allan Poe

THOU wast that all to me love
For which my soul did pine --
A green isle in the sea love
A fountain and a shrine
All wreathed with fairy fruits and flowers
And all the flowers were mine.

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The Earthly Paradise: Apology

© William Morris

Of Heaven or Hell I have no power to sing,

I cannot ease the burden of your fears,

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Eugenia Todd

© Edgar Lee Masters

Have any of you, passers-by,

Had an old tooth that was an unceasing discomfort?

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Conrad Siever

© Edgar Lee Masters

Not in that wasted garden

Where bodies are drawn into grass