amillionlittlepiecesofdreams: He loves fine art. He is a three-piece- suit man. He loves classical music. He hates everything that is banal. And he loves the beauty of everything that’s refined. He’s trying to make friends with people, so I can’t play that one card of being evil. It has to be hidden.
- Mads Mikkelsen about Hannibal Lecter
Greyfriars Kirkyard in Edinburgh, Mors Principium Est , UK
A Dream Within A Dream by Edgar Allan Poe
“A Dream Within a Dream” is a poem written by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1849. The poem is 24 lines, divided into two stanzas. The poem questions the way one can distinguish between reality and fantasy, asking, “Is all that we see or seem but a dream within a dream?”
The poem dramatizes a confusion in watching the important things in life slip away. Realizing he cannot hold onto even one grain of sand leads to his final question that all things are a dream.
Alone by Edgar Allan Poe
“Alone” is a 22-line poem, originally written in 1829 and left untitled and unpublished during Poe’s lifetime. “Alone” is often interpreted as autobiographical, expressing the author’s feelings of isolation and inner torment. Poet Daniel Hoffman believed “Alone” was evidence that “Poe really was a haunted man.”The poem, however, is an introspective about Poe’s youth, written when he was only 20 years old.