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Poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge


What Is Life?


Resembles Life what once was held of Light,
Too ample in itself for human sight?
An absolute Self--an element ungrounded--
All, that we see, all colours of all shade
[Image]By encroach of darkness made?--
Is very life by consciousness unbounded?
And all the thoughts, pains, joys of mortal breath,
A war-embrace of wrestling Life and Death? 



Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Samuel Taylor Coleridge's other poems:
  1. Lines
  2. Ode to Tranquillity
  3. Lines Written after a Walk before Supper
  4. On a Ruined House in a Romantic Country
  5. To an Infant


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • John Clare What Is Life? ("And what is Life? An hour-glass on the run")

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