Herman Melville Quotes About DreamsQuotes about: Dreams
In glades they meet skull after skull
Where pine cones lay-the rusted gun,
Green shoes full of bones,
the mouldering coat And cuddled up skeleton;
And scores of such.
Some start as in dreams,
And comrades lost bemoan;
By the edge of those wilds Stonewall had charged-
But the year and the Man were gone.
In placid hours well-pleased we dream Of many a brave unbodied scheme. But form to lend, pulsed life create, What unlike things must meet and mate: A flame to melt--a wind to freeze; Sad patience--joyous energies; Humility--yet pride and scorn; Instinct and study; love and hate; Audacity--reverence. These must mate, And fuse with Jacob's mystic heart, To wrestle with the angel--Art.