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Real or dream? From clouds I dangle:
Ordered palette, scarf of angel.
Yelp no more, cease to lower!
Grey skies gone- I'm Heaven's endower:
Blushing bridge where larks embower.
Indiscreet, by glitz I govern.
Violent deluge, my ban's eterne!

Although a solution to the riddle above is appreciated, the tick will go to the one who explains why the title fits.

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The riddle is, as already noted:

[Re]al or dream? From clouds I [d]angle:
[Or]dered palette, scarf of [ange]l.
[Yel]p no more, cease to [low]er!
[Gre]y skies gone- I'm Heaven's [en]dower:
[Blu]shing bridge where larks [e]mbower.
[Indi]screet, by glitz I [go]vern.
[Viol]ent deluge, my ban's [et]erne!

That is to say,

Each line takes the first part of the first and last word to form the Thing™ for that line. Taken together, they give ...
The colors of the RAINBOW.

The title, and the relevance:

First part and last part of the title together gives BRACKETS, which is why I outlined the Thing™ texts in brackets above.

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  • $\begingroup$ so ... I got the right answer, but I'm not happy with it :) the rule should have applied to the title too, but of course there's nothing meaningful you can make with the first parts of Bravo and Buckets. Other than that, a fun puzzle - thanks $\endgroup$
    – Rubio
    Oct 18, 2016 at 7:07
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    $\begingroup$ I would say light ray spectrum - VIBGYOR $\endgroup$ Oct 18, 2016 at 7:20
  • $\begingroup$ "Bracing Beats On A Kettledrum" perhaps? $\endgroup$ Oct 18, 2016 at 11:44
  • $\begingroup$ @Rubio: I was actually thinking to think of synonyms for "Bravo" and "Buckets" which would yield something meaningful, but I guess we were thinking too much into this. :) $\endgroup$
    – Xenocacia
    Oct 18, 2016 at 14:55
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Real or dream? From clouds I dangle: -RED
Ordered palette, scarf of angel. -ORANGE
Yelp no more, cease to lower! -YELLOW
Grey skies gone- I'm Heaven's endower: -GREEN
Blushing bridge where larks embower. -BLUE
Indiscreet, by glitz I govern. -INDIGO
Violent deluge, my ban's eterne! -VIOLET

Which gives

the seven colors of RAINBOW (VIBGYOR)

Explanation of title

RAINBOW normally comes after heavy rain (bucket). So rainbows can be considered as bravo for buckets

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The solution is:

A Rainbow (the first letters of each line spell out the sequence of colors in a rainbow)

Partial explanation of title:

Each line of the riddle has the respective color hidden, as follows:
Real or dream? From clouds I dangle - Red
Ordered palette, scarf of angel - Orange
Yelp no more, cease to lower! - Yellow
Grey skies gone - I'm Heaven's endower - Green
Blushing bridge where larks embower - Blue
Indiscreet, by glitz I govern - Indigo
Violent deluge, my ban's eterne! - Violet

The above suggests that:

Mixing letters from the front half of 'Bravo' and 'Buckets' should yield something?

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