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Let Me Not Lose My Dream

Let me not lose my dream, e'en though I scan the veil
      with eyes unseeing through their glaze of tears,
Let me not falter, though the rungs of fortune perish
      as I fare above the tumult, praying purer air,
Let me not lose the vision, gird me, Powers that toss
      the worlds, I pray!
Hold me, and guard, lest anguish tear my dreams away!


This poem is in the public domain. Published in Poem-a-Day on December 8, 2019, by the Academy of American Poets.

About this Poem

“Let Me Not Lose My Dream” was originally published in Bronze: a Book of Verse (B.J. Brimmer Company, 1922)


Georgia Douglas Johnson

Georgia Douglas Johnson was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in the late nineteenth century. 

Date Published: 1922-01-01

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