“A Dream within a Dream” – Edgar Allan Poe

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“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?

 

 

 

“He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven” W.B. Yeats

“He Wishes for the Clothes of Heaven” – W.B. Yeats

Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,

Enwrought with golden and silver light,

The blue and the dim and the dark cloths

Of night and light and the half-light,

I would spread the cloths under your feet;

But I, being poor, have only my dreams;

I have spread my dreams under your feet;

Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

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Henry and the Bear by Kevin Gray

Henry and the Bear written by Kevin Gray and illustrated by Sarah May.

Did you hear? Wow – it is so exciting.

My husband’s first children’s picture book is now available on amazon and as a an ebook. The story came to me in a dream and my husband and I wrote it together.

The illustrations were beautifully created by Sarah May from Sarah May graphics.

Henry and Archie Bear first meet on the internet. Archie travels all the way from the Arctic to visit Henry. Archie’s visit changes Henry’s life forever. They go on lots of adventures and saying goodbye – is not the end, just the beginning of an ever lasting friendship. This book is the first in the series of Henry and Archie the bear. It is a modern tale of friendship between a boy and a bear. It is sure to delight readers from all over the world. #bear #children #picture #book

Press on this link to view the book on amazon

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Inside the Creative Mind – Staying focused.

Inside the Creative Mind – Did you know Pablo Picasso painted over 50,000 works of art throughout his lifetime? However, we only know of a few masterpieces. Did you know that Tom Clancy said, “An overnight success is ten years in the making.”

The next time the media says, “A creative person was an overnight success.” Remember this is most probably a ‘myth.’ They would have been creating since childhood, or learning or daydreaming or thinking and connecting the dots.

To become great at creating one must keep creating, take risks and stay focused.

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