zondag 30 juni 2013

Remembering Poe

Remembering Poe

Isn’ t it creepy how RL creeps into SL with us sometimes, in the form of our moods, anxieties, fears or dreams.... Obvious and inevitable, I know, but still.........

I was pondering on this just the other day, when I found myself in the beautiful Bamboo Gardens of China. Beautiful, but very eerie as well. My mood gloomy and down, I felt a little worried with RL issues of a definite nightmarish nature. How appropriate this place seemed......with this mysterious, Dark and overwhelming force of light, wind and energy pushing me on and on, so powerful I could lean into it.It rendered me feeling utterly helpless and insignificant.

How vulnerable are we! Not at all in what we own but the more so in what we love and cherish. I felt eyes and throat filling up as I remembered the words of Edgar Allen Poe. How he described our hopeless inabillity to grasp and hold on to all and everything we keep close to our heart. No matter how fiercely we clench our fist, it all eludes us like grains of sand slipping through our failing fingers. 

Leaves me wondering; was Poe right? Is our Life, Real or Otherwise, just

A Dream Within A Dream

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?



Blouse:                   Folded Blouse [Floral Blue], GizzA
Shorts:                   Cotton Shorts [Pastel Ocean], GizzA
Hair:                       Colbie, Truth
Shoes:                   Ursula Wedge, [GOS]
Jewellery:              BANGBANG set, Finesmith
Nails:                     Lilac, Finesmith.