"I am not one who was born in the custody of wisdom. I am one who is fond of olden times and intense in quest of the sacred knowing of the ancients." Gustave Courbet

21 October 2019

Happy Birthday, Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge was born on this date in 1772.

An Allegory

On the wide level of a mountain's head  
(I knew not where, but 'twas some faery place),  
Their pinions, ostrich-like, for sails outspread,  
Two lovely children run an endless race,  
      A sister and a brother!          
      This far outstripp'd the other;  
  Yet ever runs she with reverted face,  
  And looks and listens for the boy behind:  
      For he, alas! is blind!  
O'er rough and smooth with even step he pass'd,   
And knows not whether he be first or last.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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