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Last Night I Dreamt

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Last Night I Dreamt

Last night I dreamt
That the world was all at rest
From vice exempt
Filled with songs of mortals blessed
(Refrain)
And we waltzed to the strains of a song
'Neath the arbour of love and repose
Glad in heart at the absence of wrong
'Mid the lilacs and hedges of rose

Last night I dreamt
That I danced the night away
In some attempt
To hold back the morning's gray 
(Refrain)
And we waltzed to the strains of a song
'Neath the arbour of love and repose
Glad in heart at the absence of wrong
'Mid the lilacs and hedges of rose

Last night I dreamt
Of an arbour filled with light
And then I wept
When it vanished from my sight
(Refrain)
And I've naught but a memory dear
Of the dresses of silk and brocade
Of the moon and the stars shining clear
And the fond wish that I could have stayed


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Catagory: Serious
Written 7/29/13

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  1. Date: 8/23/2013 6:19:00 PM

    I can relate well to this poem, especially the last line. I seem to always regret leaving a situation, before I should have. Because, I learn later that I had missed something special. But, I'm not psychic, so I had no way of knowing. Very well done! I will try to be more critical in the future, but it's not something that I'm good at!

  1. Date: 8/15/2013 11:32:00 PM

    Love this,,,, you did this very well ;}

  1. Date: 8/12/2013 9:23:00 AM

    Isaiah, I have always admired your writing style and most of all enjoys reading your poems. You have great potentials.

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 11:52:00 AM

    May be this could be sung to the tune of B minor or some tune found only in a dream!

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 4:03:00 PM

    I'm so happy with your return of such romantic verses..Yes very romantic and with a sad ending..but sad makes it more beautful and emotional.Lilacs and roses...I loved that..Mr I.

  1. Date: 8/4/2013 10:28:00 AM

    You were definitely a romantic in another century--thanks for bringing it to life in your poems--much magic!

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 12:19:00 PM

    Also, that's such a funny coincidence that you came across "Goblin Market" after I mentioned it. I studied that poem in my Children's Lit class in university. It used to be a kind of warning story for children. As for the other Rossetti, I bet you are thinking of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. He was a painter and Christina Rossetti was his sister :)

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 12:15:00 PM

    Here goes... John Keats ("The Eve of St. Agnes" and "Ode to a Nightingale" to get you started), William Wordsworth, William Blake, Lord Alfred Tennyson ("The Lady of Shalott" in particular), Irving Layton, Dylan Thomas ("Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night")... And I consider John Lennon to be one of the greatest poets of the 20th century, even though he's technically considered a musician. "Across the Universe" is my favourite song (poem) of all time.

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 12:11:00 PM

    Beautiful lyrics, Isaiah. I especially loved the line about the lilacs. They're my favourite flower/tree. With regards to your question about poetry recommendations... Honestly, my taste is very eclectic (aka a bit all over the place). How about I give you a list of my favourite poets and you can decide whether they are truly great?

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 10:15:00 AM

    Wow, what a lyrically beautiful dream that is...very lovely written words...ty4sharing isaiah....blessings cherie

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 11:40:00 PM

    very solid attempt, its a pleasure i read. thank you for Icing, the cake and its taste !

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 9:49:00 PM

    Yu need to get this set to music..its lovely. BG

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 7:50:00 PM

    i would love to hear this song sung! beautiful lyrics with wonderful rhymes...