A Dream of the Moon

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1876 October 8
Genre: prose

Scholarly Commentary


Brief though it is, this poetical fragment is both rich and strange. In various ways and for several reasons, it inevitably recalls Coleridge's prefatory prose note to his famous dream vision of “Kubla Khan”, whose words, according to Coleridge, also came to him not in a dream but as a dream.

The only known text of this work is the pencil draft on a small sheet of paper in the library of the South African National Gallery.

Textual History: Composition

The text is specifically dated by DGR.

Printing History

The work has never been printed.

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