Let me not mar that perfect Dream
By an Auroral stain
But so adjust my daily Night
That it will come again.

Not when we know, the Power accosts —
The Garment of Surprise
Was all our timid Mother wore
At Home — in Paradise.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Let me not mar that perfect Dream


  1. Diana says:

    Trying to hold on to a dream is like trying to catch a soap bubble. Open your heart to what is in the moment; if you try to keep it, you’ll miss what’s in front of you now. William Blake wrote (I don’t know the source):

    “He who binds to himself a joy
    Does the winged life destroy
    But he who kisses the joy as it flies
    Lives in eternity’s sun rise.”

  2. Bridgeette says:

    I think that this poem has so much meaning despite the fact that its really short. Its basically talking about a dream that you never want to end because that moment is so valuable and precious and those moments dont happen very often in dreams. Something so perfect can end with a blink of an eye, literally.

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