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THE HOUSE OF DREAMS, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: I built a little house of dreams
Last Line: And passed it by.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Dreams; Truth; Nightmares


I built a little House of Dreams,
And fenced it all about,
But still I heard the Wind of Truth
That roared without.

I laid a fire of memories
And sat before the glow,
But through the chinks and round the door
The wind would blow.

I left the House, for all the night
I heard the Wind of Truth; --
I followed where it seemed to lead
Through all my youth.

But when I sought the House of Dreams,
To creep within and die,
The wind of Truth had levelled it,
And passed it by.





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