And the Raven, never flitting.
Still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas
Just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming
Of a demon's that is dreaming,
And the lamplight over him streaming
Throws his shadow on the floor.
And my soul from out that shadow,
That lies floating on the floor,
Shall be lifted - nevermore. [ Poe ]
I wonder if the sap is stirring yet.
If wintry birds are dreaming of a mate.
If frozen snowdrops feel as yet the sun,
And crocus fires are kindling one by one. [ Christina G. Rossetti ]
The fisher droppeth his net in the stream,
And a hundred streams are the same as one;
And the maiden dreameth her love-lit dream;
And what is it all, when all is done?
The net of the fisher the burden breaks
And always the dreaming the dreamer wakes. [ Alice Cary ]
Call me pet names, dearest! Call me thy bird.
That flies to thy breast at one cherishing word,
That folds its wild wings there, ne'er dreaming of flight.
That tenderly sings there in loving delight!
Oh! my sad heart keeps pining for one fond word,
Call me pet names, dearest! Call me thy bird! [ Mrs. Osgood ]
His eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming. [ Poe ]
To him nothing is possible, who is always dreaming of his past possibilities. [ T. Carlyle ]
The mind yearns after what is gone, and loses itself in dreaming of the past. [ Petron ]
Dreaming of a tomorrow, which tomorrow will be as distant then as it is today. [ Tome Burguillos ]
Sorrow returned with the dawning of morn, and the voice in my dreaming ear melted away. [ Campbell ]
Nothing so much convinces me of the boundlessness of the human mind as its operations in dreaming. [ W. B. Clulow ]
We find ourselves less witty in remembering what we have said than in dreaming of what we would have said. [ J. Petit-Senn ]
Doubt insinuates itself into a soul that is dreaming; faith comes down into one that struggles and suffers.
In this retirement of the mind from the senses, it retains a yet more incoherent manner of thinking, which we call dreaming. [ Locke ]
Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power which, if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or a Shakespeare. [ F. H. Hedge ]
If we can sleep without dreaming, it is well that painful dreams are avoided. If, while we sleep, we can have any pleasing dreams, it is as the French say, tant gagne, so much added to the pleasure of life. [ Franklin ]
To one given to day-dreaming, and fond of losing himself in reveries, a sea-voyage is full of subjects for meditation; but then they are the wonders of the deep and of the air, and rather tend to abstract the mind from worldly themes. [ W. Irving ]
Darwin remarks that we are less dazzled by the light at waking, if we have been dreaming of visible objects. Happy are those who have here dreamt of a higher vision! They will the sooner be able to endure the glories of the world to come. [ Novalis ]