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Why fades a dream?

Language: English

Why fades a dream?
  An iridescent ray
Flecked in between the tryst
  Of night and day.
  Why fades a dream? -- 
Of consciousness the shade
Wrought out by lack of light and made
  Upon life's stream.
  Why fades a dream?

That thought may thrive,
  So fades the fleshless dream;
Lest men should learn to trust
  The things that seem.
  So fades a dream,
That living thought may grow
And like a waxing star-beam glow
  Upon life's stream -- 
  So fades a dream.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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Text added to the website: 2008-07-27.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:49
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Word count: 80

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