Life is but a Dream

Life is but a Dream

by Lewis Carroll

A boat, beneath a sunny sky
Lingering onward dreamily
In an evening of July

Children three that nestle near,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Pleased a simple tale to hear

Long has paled that sunny sky;
Echoes fade and memories die;
Autumn frosts have slain July.

Still she haunts me, phantomwise,
Alice moving under skies
Never seen by waking eyes.

Children yet, the tale to hear,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Lovingly shall nestle near.

In a Wonderland they lie,
Dreaming as the days go by,
Dreaming as the summers die;

Ever drifting down the stream
Lingering in the golden gleam
Life, what is it but a dream?

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With years about a score;
I little thought to find they were

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Safe refuge from her childish fears,
From childish troubles, childish tears,

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All in the golden afternoon
Full leisurely we glide;
For both our oars, with little skill,

I have a fairy by my side
Which says I must not sleep,
When once in pain I loudly cried

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