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Thursday, March 31, 2011

  A Dream Within a Dream - Edgar Allen Poe

Read by Alejandre Abaygar 

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow-
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand-
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep- while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?
Sunday, March 20, 2011


I've always wanted to know who I was
as a young girl,
and gravitate toward my childhood
in order to discover
what I really am
under the carcass of a woman.

Little scraps of paper
a broken ring tissue-wrapped
black-and-white photographs
and, if I could, a page of diary
in that childish flowery imitation of an adult's scripts.
They are nowhere to be found.

The tsunami of time, and the quake of a revolution
had taken my past with it.

And the life rebuilt, year by year re-edified
Memories: hours by hours accumulated
old notebooks, copies of receipts, movie ticket stubs
They are my scrapbooks
that per chance might hold the essence of my soul,
Now and then heartlessly purged
by one who never experienced a painful loss.

Into the black bin,
the monstrous, smelly bin
caked with food scraps
All that could have been.

The footprints of a youthful dream
for the tired adults
to match
The over-sized feet
and remember
This is who I supposed to be.

A commitment to write


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