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Emily Dickinson - We dream -- it is good we are dreaming --

We dream -- it is good we are dreaming --
It would hurt us -- were we awake --
But since it is playing -- kill us,
And we are playing -- shriek --

What harm?  Men die -- externally --
It is a truth -- of Blood --
But we -- are dying in Drama --
And Drama -- is never dead --

Cautious -- We jar each other --
And either -- open the eyes --
Lest the Phantasm -- prove the Mistake --
And the livid Surprise

Cool us to Shafts of Granite --
With just an Age -- and Name --
And perhaps a phrase in Egyptian --
It's prudenter -- to dream --

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 531. We dream -- it is good we are dreaming --
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Dec 1 2004

Comment 1 of 1, added on February 13th, 2006 at 5:19 PM.

I do like the way she writes. This poem is one of my favorites!

Tyler from United States

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