AN UNCOMMON THOUGHT

"The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery."
-Fred Alan Wolf

21 October 2019

Happy Birthday, Coleridge


Samuel Taylor Coleridge was born on this date in 1772.

TIME, REAL and IMAGINARY
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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