„Sparkling and bright in liquid light
Does the wine our goblets gleam in;
With hue as red as the rosy bed
Which a bee would choose to dream in.
Then fill to-night, with hearts as light
To loves as gay and fleeting
As bubbles that swim on the beaker’s brim
And break on the lips while meeting.“
— Charles Fenno Hoffman United States poet and novelist 1806 - 1884
Sparkling and Bright (published 1840).
„If you can't sleep, I'll be there in your dreams. I'll be there in your dreams if you can't sleep at all.
And in your dreams, I'll touch your cheek
And lay my head on your shoulder.
— Zooey Deschanel American actress, musician, and singer-songwriter 1980
Volume Two (2010), "If You Can't Sleep".
— Algernon Charles Swinburne English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic 1837 - 1909
Atalanta in Calydon (1865), Context: Before the beginning of years There came to the making of man Time with a gift of tears, Grief with a glass that ran, Pleasure with pain for leaven, Summer with flowers that fell, Remembrance fallen from heaven, And Madness risen from hell, Strength without hands to smite, Love that endures for a breath; Night, the shadow of light, And Life, the shadow of death. Second chorus, lines 1-12.
„Somewhere on the other side of this wide night
and the distance between us, I am thinking of you.
The room is turning slowly away from the moon.“
— Carol Ann Duffy British writer and professor of contemporary poetry 1955
Words, Wide Night, from The Other Country (1990).
— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 a.C.
„I’ve never seen the moon look so lovely as the night I saw it with you.
It let me know I’d never seen the moon before. (Never seen the moon before)
So many speak of the moon as though it had no flaws.
But to compare it to a beauty like yours would give one pause.“
— Prince American pop, songwriter, musician and actor 1958 - 2016
Song lyrics, Musicology (2004), Call My Name
— Steven Spielberg American film director, screenwriter, producer, video game designer, and studio entrepreneur 1946
— Bashō Matsuo Japanese poet 1644 - 1694
— Eugéne Ionesco Romanian playwright 1909 - 1994
Context: I am told, in a dream... you can only get the answer to all your questions through a dream. So in my dream, I fall asleep, and I dream, in my dream, that I'm having that absolute, revealing dream. Speaking of a dream not fully remembered, in Fragments of a Journal (1966)
— Ed Harcourt British musician 1977
I'am The Drug.
— William Morris, livro A Dream of John Ball
A Dream of John Ball (1886), Context: When I was journeying (in a dream of the night) down the well-remembered reaches of the Thames betwixt Streatley and Wallingford, where the foothills of the White Horse fall back from the broad stream, I came upon a clear-seen mediæval town standing up with roof and tower and spire within its walls, grey and ancient, but untouched from the days of its builders of old. All this I have seen in the dreams of the night clearer than I can force myself to see them in dreams of the day. So that it would have been nothing new to me the other night to fall into an architectural dream if that were all, and yet I have to tell of things strange and new that befell me after I had fallen asleep. Ch. 1: The Men of Kent
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968
Voces (1943), Durmiendo sueño lo que despierto sueño. Y mi soñar es continuo.
Have you seen a valley green with Spring
Where my heart can go a-journeying,
Over the shadows in the rain
To a blossom covered lane?
And in your lonely flight,
Haven't you heard the music in the night,
Faint as a will-o-the-wisp,
Crazy as a loon,
Sad as a gypsy serenading the moon.“
— Johnny Mercer American lyricist, songwriter, singer and music professional 1909 - 1976
Song "Skylark" (1942)
„Your dreamers may dream it
The shadow of a dream,
Your sages may deem it
A bubble on the stream;
Yet our kingdom draweth nigher
With each dawn and every day,
Through the earthquake and the fire
"Love will find out the way."“
— Alfred Noyes English poet 1880 - 1958
Drake, an English Epic (1908), Song, Book VIII, p. 146