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Alexander Pushkin – The Dream

The Dream

There is so many interpretations this poem could have. I sense a longing for something followed by greed. This greed could be a woman or more than that. A dream where the living being sees himself as the king – who is the most powerful person in the kingdom. However, the dream could represent him wishing or longing for someone he loves. How at the end he is brought back to reality and that’s what I feel the message is. Do not higher your expectations so that they are escaping reality and be more down to earth – but hey that’s just my view on it.

Not long ago, in a charming dream,
I saw myself -- a king with crown's treasure;
I was in love with you, it seemed,
And heart was beating with a pleasure.
I sang my passion's song by your enchanting knees.
Why, dreams, you didn't prolong my happiness forever?
But gods deprived me not of whole their favor:
I only lost the kingdom of my dreams.

5 thoughts on “Alexander Pushkin – The Dream

  1. Pushkin is definitely my favourite poet! His poems seem to dance off the pages.. I read this one out loud, did you? It is a bit mysterious, I interpreted it so that he lost the kingdom of his dreams, but not the woman of his dreams. But you have a good point too.
    Here’s one for you:

    St Petersburg

    City of grandeur, squalid city;
    fine façades, a jail within;
    louring skies of greenish pallor,
    bile and ice and stone –

    there’s just one thing to your credit:
    this – that sometimes in your streets
    treads a dainty foot I worship,
    twirls a golden curl.

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    1. Oh yes I adore Pushkin, there’s just something about his poems that makes ones imagination come to life! Oh I love the way the poem you have shared begins with the name St Petersburg.. simply beautiful. The sentence that caught my eye was “the dainty foot I worship” could this be a lover? or someone he reveres? what are your views on this?

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