Samuel Taylor Coleridge Poems

  • 51.  
    When faint and sad o'er sorrow's desert wild
    Slow journeys onward poor misfortune's child; When fades each lovely form by fancy drest,
  • 52.  
    The Moon, how definite its orb!
    Yet gaze again, and with a steady gaze-- 'Tis there indeed,--but where is it not?--
  • 53.  
    Ere on my bed my limbs I lay,
    It hath not been my use to pray With moving lips or bended knees ;
  • 54.  
    Beneath the blaze of a tropical sun the mountain peaks are the Thrones of
    Frost, through the absence of objects to reflect the rays. `What no one with us shares, seems scarce our own.' The presence of a ONE,
  • 55.  
    Oh! not by Cam or Isis, famous streams
    In arched groves, the youthful poet's choice; Nor while half-listening, mid delicious dreams,
  • 56.  
    Tho' roused by that dark Visir riot rude
    Have driven our Priestly o'er the ocean swell; Tho' Superstition and her wolfish brood
  • 57.  
    My pensive SARA ! thy soft cheek reclined
    Thus on mine arm, most soothing sweet it is To sit beside our Cot, our Cot o'ergrown
  • 58.  
    I.
    Spirit who sweepest the wild harp of Time! It is most hard, with an untroubled ear
  • 59.  
    Tho' veiled in spires of myrtle-wreath,
    Love is a sword that cuts its sheath, And thro' the clefts, itself has made,
  • 60.  
    What is an Epigram? A dwarfish whole,
    Its body brevity, and wit its soul.
  • 61.  
    The stream with languid murmur creeps,
    In Lumin's flowery vale: Beneath the dew the Lily weeps
  • 62.  
    Ere on my bed my limbs I lay,
    God grant me grace my prayers to say: O God! preserve my mother dear
  • 63.  
    Tho' much averse, dear Jack, to flicker,
    To find a likeness for friend V----ker, I've made, thro' earth, and air, and sea,
  • 64.  
    Are there two things, of all which men possess,
    That are so like each other and so near, As mutual Love seems like to Happiness?
  • 65.  
    Sandoval. You loved the daughter of Don Manrique?
    Earl Henry. Loved? Sandoval. Did you not say you wooed her?
  • 66.  
    This is now--this was erst,
    Proposition the first--and Problem the first.
  • 67.  
    If dead, we cease to be ; if total gloom
    Swallow up life's brief flash for aye, we fare As summer-gusts, of sudden birth and doom,
  • 68.  
    I.
    When youth his fairy reign began, Ere sorrow had proclaimed me man;
  • 69.  
    My eyes make pictures when they're shut:--
    I see a fountain large and fair, A Willow and a ruined Hut,
  • 70.  
    Water and windmills, greenness, Islets green;--
    Willows whose Trunks beside the shadows stood Of their own higher half, and willowy swamp:--
  • 71.  
    From his brimstone bed at break of day
    A walking the DEVIL is gone, To visit his little snug farm of the earth
  • 72.  
    To the River Otter
    Dear native Brook! wild Streamlet of the West!
  • 73.  
    At midnight by the stream I roved,
    To forget the form I loved. Image of Lewti! from my mind
  • 74.  
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    Of late, in one of those most weary hours, When life seems emptied of all genial powers,
  • 75.  
    Like a lone Arab, old and blind,
    Some caravan had left behind, Who sits beside a ruin'd well,
  • 76.  
    Ah cease thy tears and sobs, my little life!
    I did but snatch away the unclasped knife: Some safer toy will soon arrest thine eye,
  • 77.  
    Trochee trips from long to short;
    From long to long in solemn sort Slow Spondee stalks, strong foot!, yet ill able
  • 78.  
    Alas! they had been friends in youth;
    But whispering tongues can poison truth; And constancy lives in realms above;
  • 79.  
    Since all, that beat about in Nature's range,
    Or veer or vanish ; why should'st thou remain The only constant in a world of change,
  • 80.  
    Pale Roamer thro' the Night! thou poor forlorn!
    Remorse that man on his death-bed possess, Who in the credulous hour of tenderness
  • 81.  
    How long will ye round me be swelling,
    O ye blue-tumbling waves of the sea? Not always in caves was my dwelling,
  • 82.  
    If I had but two little wings
    And were a little feathery bird, To you I'd fly, my dear!
  • 83.  
    Why need I say, Louisa dear!
    How glad I am to see you here, A lovely convalescent;
  • 84.  
    And this reft house is that the which he built,
    Lamented Jack ! And here his malt he pil'd, Cautious in vain ! These rats that squeak so wild,
  • 85.  
    All look and likeness caught from earth
    All accident of kin and birth, Had pass'd away. There was no trace
  • 86.  
    As when far off the warbled strains are heard
    That soar on Morning's wing the vales among, Within his cage th' imprisoned matin bird
  • 87.  
    Ere sin could blight, or sorrow fade,
    Death came with friendly care; The opening bud to heaven conveyed,
  • 88.  
    Friend of the Wise ! and Teacher of the Good !
    Into my heart have I received that Lay More than historic, that prophetic Lay
  • 89.  
    Mild Splendor of the various-vested Night!
    Mother of wildly-working visions! hail! I watch thy gliding, while with watery light
  • 90.  
    Maiden, that with sullen brow
    Sitt'st behind those virgins gay, Like a scorched and mildew'd bough,
  • 91.  
    Thicker than rain-drops on November thorn.

  • 92.  
    As late I lay in Slumber's shadowy vale,
    With wetted cheek and in a mourner's guise, I saw the sainted form of FREEDOM rise:
  • 93.  
    I.
    Mark this holy chapel well! The birth-place, this, of William Tell.
  • 94.  
    If, while my passion I impart,
    You deem my words untrue, O place your hand upon my heart,
  • 95.  
    Hast thou a charm to stay the morning-star
    In his steep course? So long he seems to pause On thy bald awful head, O sovran BLANC,
  • 96.  
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  • 98.  
    Maid of my love! sweet Genevieve!
    In beauty's light you glide along; Your eye is like the star of eve,
  • 99.  
    O! it is pleasant with a heart at ease,
    Just after sunset, or by moonlight skies,To make the shifting clouds be what you please,
  • 100.  
    The tedded hay, the first-fruits of the soil,
    The tedded hay and corn-sheaves in one field,Show summer gone, ere come. The foxglove tall
Total 177 poems written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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