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TO SAMUEL COLERIDGE UPON HEARING HIS 'SOME I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS..', by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Strange to a sensing motherhood
Last Line: Seeking the breast of an unknown face.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tremaine, John
Subject(s): Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (1772-1834); Mothers; Poetry & Poets


Strange to a sensing motherhood,
Loved as a toy—not understood,
Child of a dusky father, bold;
Frail little captive, exiled, cold.

Oft when the brooding planets sleep,
You through their drowsy empires creep,
Flinging your arms through their empty space,
Seeking the breast of an unknown face.





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