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Famous Adream Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Adream poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous adream poems. These examples illustrate what a famous adream poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Lawrence, D. H.
...And looked around like a god, unseeing, into the air,
And slowly turned his head,
And slowly, very slowly, as if thrice adream,
Proceeded to draw his slow length curving round
And climb again the broken bank of my wall-face.

And as he put his head into that dreadful hole,
And as he slowly drew up, snake-easing his shoulders, and entered farther,
A sort of horror, a sort of protest against his withdrawing into that horrid black hole,
Deliberately going into the blackness,...Read More

by Riley, James Whitcomb
...ough the wheat; 
And out again 
Where, down the lane, 
The dust was dimpled with the rain. 

But yesterday! -- 
Adream, astray, 
From morning's red to evening's dray, 
O'er dales and hills 
Of daffodils 
And lorn sweet-fluting whippoorwills. 

I knew nor cares 
Nor tears nor prayers -- 
A mortal god, crowned unawares 
With sunset -- and 
A scepter-wand 
Of apple-blossoms in my hand! 

The dewy blue 
Of twilight grew 
To purple, with a star or two 
Whose lisping ra...Read More

by Ibsen, Henrik
..., what thy lover brings; 
'Tis the flower with the white wings. 
Buoyed upon the quiet stream 
In the spring it lay adream. 

Homelike to bestow this guest, 
Lodge it, dear one, in thy breast; 
There its leaves the secret keep 
Of a wave both still and deep. 

Child, beware the tarn-fed stream; 
Danger, danger, there to dream! 
Though the sprite pretends to sleep, 
And above the lilies peep. 

Child, thy bosom is the stream; 
Danger, danger, there to dream! 
T...Read More

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