O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?

   From "A Dream Within a Dream" by Edgar Allan Poe
Dream Variations
by Langston Hughes
To fling my arms wide...
In Praise of Dreams
by Gary Soto
In my dreams...
Dream Song 1 (with audio)
by John Berryman
Huffy Henry hid the day...
O Little Root of a Dream
by Paul Celan
O little root of a dream...
The Good-Morrow
by John Donne
I wonder by my troth, what thou and I...
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
by Eugene Field
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night...
Birds Appearing in a Dream
by Michael Collier
One had feathers like a blood-streaked koi...
The Song in the Dream
by Saskia Hamilton
The song itself had hinges. The clasp on the eighteenth-century Bible...
I Might Have Dreamed This
by Kirsten Dierking
For a short time after the rape...
Dream of the Evil Servant
by Reetika Vazirani
We kept war in the kitchen...
by Douglas Goetsch
I'd walk close to buildings counting...
The Land of Nod
by Robert Louis Stevenson
From Breakfast on through all the day...
by Sarah Arvio
One said to me tonight or was it day...
The Dream of the Just
by Dana Gelinas
Next to the fourteen excellent reasons...
A Bedtime Story for Mr. Lamb
by Arthur Nevis
What story would you like to hear, Mr. Lamb?...
Monna Innominata [I dream of you, to wake]
by Christina Rossetti
I dream of you, to wake: would that I might...
by William Olsen
Because it turns out the world really is a hospital...
by George Gordon Byron
I had a dream, which was not all a dream...
Dreaming About My Father
by Ed Ochester
Japanese Lullaby
by Eugene Field
Sleep, little pigeon, and fold your wings...
The Sandman
by Margaret Thomson Janvier
The rosy clouds float overhead...
Cradle Song
by William Blake
Sleep, sleep, beauty bright...
Lullaby of an Infant Chief
by Sir Walter Scott
O, hush thee, my babie, thy sire was a knight...

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