A Dream within a Dream
by Edgar Allan Poe
Each week a poem is chosen to be recorded by as many Librivox volunteers as possible!
This week's poem can be found at: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/10031
Begin by reading the abbreviated LibriVox disclaimer:
Adding, if you wish, date, location, or your personal url.A Dream within a Dream by Edgar Allan Poe, read for LibriVox.org by [your name]
Then the poem:
At the End say:
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?
Please leave a few seconds of silence at the end of your recording.
End of poem. This recording is in the public domain.
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File name - all in lowercase: dream_within_dream_poe_[your initials].mp3
Title: A Dream within a Dream - Read by [YOUR INITIALS]
Artist: Edgar Allan Poe
Album: LibriVox Weekly Poetry
Comments: (optional) Recorded by [your name]
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