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

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oh day of fire and sun – By: Sarah Teasdale (1884-1933)

Oh day of fire and sun,

Pure as a naked flame,

Blue sea, blue sky and dun

Sands where he spoke my name;

Laughter and hearts so high

That the spirit flew off free,

Lifting into the sky

Diving into the sea;

Oh day of fire and sun

Like a crystal burning,

Slow days go one by one,

But you have no returning.

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April Song – By: Sarah Teasdale (1884-1933)

             Willow, in your April gown

Delicate and gleaming,

Do you mind in years gone by

All my dreaming?

 Spring was like a call to me

That I could not answer,

I was chained to loneliness,

I, the dancer.

Willow, twinkling in the sun,

Still your leaves and hear me,

I can answer spring at last,

Love is near me!

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but not to me – By: Sarah Teasdale (1884-1933)

The April night is still and sweet

With flowers on every tree;

Peace comes to them on quiet feet,

But not to me.

My peace is hidden in his breast

Where I shall never be;

Love comes to-night to all the rest,

But not to me.

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The Wedding Whistle – By Ogden Nash

Though you know it anyhow

Listen to me, darling, now,

Proving what I need not prove

How I know I love you, love.

Near and far, near and far,

I am happy where you are;

Likewise I have never larnt

How to be it where you aren’t.

Far and wide, far and wide,

I can walk with you beside;

Furthermore, I tell you what,

I sit and sulk where you are not.

Visitors remark my frown

Where you’re upstairs and I am down,

Yes, and I’m afraid I pout

When I’m indoors and you are out;

But how contentedly I view

Any room containing you.

In fact I care not where you be,

Just as long as it’s with me.

In all your absences I glimpse

Fire and flood and trolls and imps.

Is your train a minute slothful?

I goad the stationmaster wrothful.

When with friends to bridge you drive

I never know if you’re alive,

And when you linger late in shops

I long to telephone the cops.

Yet how worth the waiting for,

To see you coming through the door.

Somehow, I can be complacent

Never but with you adjacent.

Near and far, near and far,

I am happy where you are;

Likewise I have never larnt

How to be it where you aren’t.

Then grudge me not my fond endeavor,

To hold you in my sight forever;

Let none, not even you, disparage

Such a valid reason for a marriage.

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Sonnet 30 – by Shakespeare

When to the sessions of sweet silent thought

I summon up remembrance of things past,

I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought,

And with old woes new wail my dear time’s waste:

Then can I drown an eye, unused to flow,

For precious friends hid in death’s dateless night,

And weep afresh love’s long since cancelled woe,

And moan the expense of many a vanished sight:

Then can I grieve at grievances foregone,

And heavily from woe to woe tell o’er

The sad account of fore-bemoanèd moan,

Which I new pay as if not paid before.

But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,

All losses are restored and sorrows end.

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Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire – by: James Montgomery, 1818

Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire,

Unuttered or expressed;

The motion of a hidden fire

That trembles in the breast.

Prayer is the burden of a sigh,

The falling of a tear

The upward glancing of an eye,

When none but God is near.

Prayer is the simplest form of speech

That infant lips can try;

Prayer the sublimest strains that reach

The Majesty on high.

Prayer is the contrite sinner’s voice,

Returning from his ways,

While angels in their songs rejoice

And cry, “Behold, he prays!”

Prayer is the Christian’s vital breath,

The Christian’s native air,

Our watchword at the gates of death;

We enter heaven with prayer.

The saints in prayer appear as one

In word and deed and mind,

While with the Father and the Son

Sweet fellowship they find.

Nor prayer is made by man alone,

The Holy Spirit pleads,

And Jesus on the eternal throne

For sinners intercedes.

O Thou, by Whom we come to God,

The Life, the Truth, the Way;

The path of prayer Thyself hast trod:

Lord, teach us how to pray!

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Be with me today, O Lord – By:

A Prayer I read on http://www.cptryon.org/prayer/special/today.html

May all I do today

begin with you, O Lord.

Plant dreams and hopes

within my soul,

revive my tired spirit:

be with me today.

May all I do today

continue with your help, O Lord.

Be at my side

and walk with me:

Be my support today.

May all I do today

reach far and wide, O Lord.

My thoughts, my work, my life:

make them blessings

for your kingdom;

let them go beyond today,

O God.

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