Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, LIFE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE

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First Line: As late I journey'd o'er the extensive plain
Last Line: And thought suspended lie in rapture's blissful trance.
Subject(s): Life

AS late I journeyed o'er the extensive plain
Where native Otter sports his scanty stream,
Musing in torpid woe a Sister's pain,
The glorious prospect woke me from the dream.

At every step it widened to my sight --
Wood, Meadow, verdant Hill, and dreary Steep,
Following in quick succession of delight, --
Till all -- at once -- did my eye ravished sweep!

May this (I cried) my course through Life portray!
New scenes of Wisdom may each step display,
And Knowledge open as my days advance!
Till what time Death shall pour the undarkened ray,
My eye shall dart thro' infinite expanse,
And thought suspended lie in Rapture's blissful trance.

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