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A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM by s-caruso A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM by s-caruso
A Dream within a Dream, Edgar Allan Poe.

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?
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Balistar Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Seeing the picture I thought of the giant Ägir first, but the poem fits also very nice
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Haharius Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Awesome work !!
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LuxAeterna-LuSoscia Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013   General Artist
Fantastic!!!!
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Topspin07 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Very nice. For me a line from the song "Sweat" from Tool came to mind. Maybe Maynard had been reading Poe.
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Pammymcb Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful picture.
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FrauleinVampyria Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful !
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Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent work!!
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Jesseric7 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
an awesome piece and not like over used awesome like actually inspiring awe. i saw the picture and knew the poem it was referencing
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s-caruso Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
I really thank you
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I remain completely in awe of your skills.
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s-caruso Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Hey, but this is a small and passionate piece. You are incredible. I am doing a white peacock, something decorative, and I was thinking about your delicate drawing to inspire me.
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, I wish I had the courage and confidence to do something quick and passionate. ;)

I look forward to seeing your white peacock! It will be stunning, I'm certain.
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s-caruso Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
I am up to scan it. I will send you a jpg.
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productno49 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Finally some real art on this site.
I'm really speechless towards your work
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s-caruso Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
I really thank you. Take a look at my website, please.
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productno49 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
bookmarked :)
I really like your newer works, you trully deserved the success you have
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s-caruso Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Thank you, you are so kind.
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sanaa-h Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Poe + your work = absolute love. Great inspiration that poem! :wow:
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s-caruso Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
I Really Thank You.
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CEZacherl Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This is beautiful.
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anakalivas Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010   General Artist
so beautiful and expressive... simply breathtaking! :heart:
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MarkShifrin Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Although even after a few readings I still didn't find any references in the song to the huge floating head in the sea; the painting is a good representation of the song. And just a great painting. :-)
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Kessles Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
this is fucking sick mane
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Kessles Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
this is fucking sick mane
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lost-in-the-highglow Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Definately worthy to accompany my favorite poem of all time. This captures the mood of the poem so incredibly well.
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s-caruso Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Thank you very much. I love this poem.
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Wanderer00 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I simply love your art work. Its amazing!!
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publicdisregard Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
This is amazing, and exactly what I dream my dreams are like.
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s-caruso Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Thank you all! This is a fast and visceral work. Simple, small but strong.
23 cm x 8,2 cm
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OneStory Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Student General Artist
it's so lovely, as always.
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zursoif Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
AWESOME Maestro Caruso.
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o0Amphigory0o Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Gorgeous!
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esemese Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Professional
this is beautiful within beautiful... great execution!
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