A dream within a dream

Your affections for me, I have yet seen.

Your forgiveness, I have yet to bring.

I’d given my love gratis, yours I never win.

Of different passions from a common spring.
And though I view you in my dreams, within the thunder sky, the sullen streams,

Yet what I feel or see in none,

Is but a dream all merged in one,

Yet what I feel, I feel no tone,

What I love, I loved alone,

Yet to see your love or seem within,

Is but a dream within a dream.




Vydehgi Pillay.