This poem speaks of hopes to get some insights from a dreamer. Xanadu in the last line is a reference to the poem, Kubla Khan, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, which begins: In Xanadu did Kubla Khan a stately pleasure-dome decree.
Come! Are these dreamer’s fluttering
Eyelids and his choking, muttering
Evidence of his spirit’s stuttering?
Or is the realm of sleep a deeper sign
Than we can fathom in love’s growing time.
Strong angels guard beyond the judgment line.
We’ ll know if we but wait another hour or two
‘ Til his wandering brings us back a few
Lightning glimpses into Xanadu.
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