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Poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Time, Real and Imaginary


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


Samuel Taylor Coleridge's other poems:
  1. Fancy In Nubibus, Or The Poet In The Clouds
  2. Easter Holidays
  3. Progress of Vice
  4. Ode To Sara, In Answer To A Letter From Bristol
  5. Love's Apparition and Evanishment: An Allegoric Romance


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