Did Poe really write this quote?

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I know a teenager who's claiming the following as her own work: "Dreams are eraser dust I blow off my page, they fade into the darkness, another dark, gray day. Dreams are only memories of the plans I had back then; dreams are eraser dust, and now I use a pen."

Curious, I found 3 sites that attribute these words to E. A. Poe, one to anonymous, and one to a Kelli Schmidt. Can anyone tell me if Poe did write this, and if so, what work it is from? Thank you very much!

-- Anonymous, March 05, 2003


dont listen to what any body says. read the peoms yourself you wont regret it.poe is beutiful poe was 1800s. there were no pencils.

-- Anonymous, March 05, 2003

Besides the anachronism of eraser dust it does not sound like Poe phrasing and ideas enough. The sentiment and the words about dreams and memories are on the same emotional page, only Poe didn't connect dreams and memories in that way. AND it is verse and looking up Poe's complete works you won't find it. The versification and rhythm of the last sentence is good and could very much be the work of someone young today. The first sentence is verse too except that it doen't rhyme.

-- Anonymous, March 05, 2003

No he didnt write that...... sorry.

-- Anonymous, December 19, 2004

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