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8-DEC, by DAVID LEHMAN                Poet's Biography
First Line: Fathers die twice
Last Line: Lighted as samuel taylor coleridge


A BECK IN WINTER, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Over the broad, the shallow, rapid stream
Last Line: And pomp of antlers --
Subject(s): Winter


A CHARACTER, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A bird, who for his other sins
Last Line: With scarce a pocket for his penny!


A CHILD'S EVENING PRAYER, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ere on my bed my limbs I lay
Last Line: Awake to thy eternal day! Amen.
Subject(s): Love; Prayer; Sleep


A DAY DREAM, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My eyes make pictures, when they are shut
Last Line: Murmur it to yourselves, ye two beloved women!
Variant Title(s): Eye
Subject(s): Dreams; Language; Nightmares; Words; Vocabulary


A FRAGMENT FOUND IN A LECTURE-ROOM, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where deep in mud cam rolls his slumbrous stream
Last Line: Cetera desunt.


A LETTER TO SARA HUTCHINSON, APRIL 4, 1802 -- SUNDAY EVENING, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Well! If the bard was weatherwise, who made
Last Line: Thus may'st thou ever, evermore rejoice!
Subject(s): Grief; Hutchinson, Sara; Love - Complaints; Sorrow; Sadness


A LOVER'S COMPLAINT TO HIS MISTRESS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The dubious light sad glimmers o'er the sky
Last Line: And faithless ocean smile -- but to deceive.


A MATHEMATICAL PROBLEM, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On a given finite line
Last Line: Tis raised upon a. B. The straight, the given line.


A PLANTIVE MOMENT, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Go little pipe! For ever I must leave thee
Last Line: Hide with sere leaves my grave's undaisied slope.


A RHYMESTER, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Jem writes his verses with more speed
Last Line: And only not so fast as we forget 'em.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


A SOLILOQUY OF THE FULL MOON, SHE BEING IN A MAD PASSION, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now as heaven is my lot, they're the pests of the nation
Last Line: I am I myself I, the jolly full moon.
Subject(s): Moon


A STRANGER MINSTREL; TO MRS. ROBINSON BEFORE HER DEATH, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As late on skiddaw's mount I lay supine
Last Line: I would, I would that she were here!'
Subject(s): Mountains; Robinson, Mary (1758-1800); Skiddaw (mountain), England; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


A SUNSET, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Upon the mountain's edge all lightly resting
Last Line: And deep the cavern of the fountain mutters.
Subject(s): Evening; Sunset; Twilight


A THOUGHT SUGGESTED BY A VIEW, OF SADDLEBACK IN CUMBERLAND, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On stern blencathra's perilous height
Last Line: The things that seek the earth, how full of noise and riot!
Subject(s): Mountains; Saddleback (mountain), England; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


A TOMBLESS EPITAPH, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis true, idoloclastes satyrane
Last Line: Thoughtful, with quiet tears upon his cheek.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


A WISH WRITTEN IN JESUS WOOD, FEB. 10TH, 1792, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lo! Thro' the dusky silence of the groves
Last Line: Compose with icy hand!


ABSENCE: A FAREWELL ODE ON QUITTING SCHOOL FOR JESUS COLLEGE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where graced with many a classic spoil
Last Line: We bless the wanderer of the night.


AD VILMUM AXIOLOGUM, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This be the meed, that thy song creates a thousand fold echo!
Last Line: Love is the spirit of life, and music the life of the spirit. --
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


ADDRESSED TO A YOUNG MAN OF FORTUNE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hence that fantastic wantonness of woe
Last Line: A prey to tyrants, murderers of mankind.
Subject(s): Idleness; Melancholy; Laziness; Sloth; Indolence; Dejection


ALCAEUS TO SAPPHO, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: How sweet, when crimson colours dart


ALICE DU CLOS: OR THE FORKED TONGUE. A BALLAD, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun is not yet risen
Last Line: Lies bleeding on the glade.
Subject(s): Language; Lies; Words; Vocabulary


ALTERNATIVE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: This way or that, ye powers above me


ALVAR'S ADDRESS TO THE SPIRITS OF THE DEAD, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: With no irreverent voice or uncouth charm


ALWAYS AUDIBLE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Pass under jack's window at twelve at night


AN ANGEL VISITANT, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Within these circling hollies woodbine-clad
Last Line: For here, my love! Thou art! And here am I!


AN ETERNAL POEM, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Your poem must eternal be
Last Line: And without head or tail!
Variant Title(s): To Mr. Pye;epigram On The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
Subject(s): Pye, Henry James (1745-1813)


AN INVOCATION, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet muse! Companion of my every hour
Last Line: O'erspread my features with a flush of joy!


AN INVOCATION; SONG, FR. REMORSE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hear, sweet spirit, hear the spell
Last Line: Miserere domine!
Variant Title(s): A Voice Sings
Subject(s): Inquisition


AN ODE IN THE MANNER OF ANACREON, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As late in wreaths gay flowers I bound
Last Line: Flutt'ring his wings within my breast!


AN ODE ON NAPOLEON; FRAGMENT, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O'erhung with yew, midway the muses mount
Last Line: Usurping power his hands in blood imbrues --'
Subject(s): Napoleon I (1769-1821)


AN ODE ON THE DESTRUCTION OF THE BASTILE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Heard'st thou yon universal cry
Last Line: First ever of the first and freest of the free!
Subject(s): Bastille (paris); French Revolution (1789); Prisons & Prisoners; Convicts


AN ODE TO THE RAIN, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I know it is dark; and though I have lain
Last Line: Do go, dear rain! Do go away.
Subject(s): Rain


ANCIENT MARINER, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: It is an ancient mariner
Last Line: And he shone bright, and on the right %went down into the sea


ANCIENT MARINER AMONG THE DEAD BODIES OF SAILORS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Beyond the shadow of the ship


AND NOW THERE CAME BOTH MIST AND SNOW FR. THE ANCIENT MARINER, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Birds


ANNA AND HARLAND, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Within these wilds was anna wont to rove
Last Line: Like heaven's bright beauteous bow reflected in the stream.
Subject(s): Ghosts; Love - Loss Of; Memory; Supernatural


ANNA AND HENRY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Along the glade was anna wont's to rove
Last Line: Like heaven's bright bow reflected on the stream.
Subject(s): Ghosts; Love - Loss Of; Memory; Supernatural


ANSWER TO A CHILD'S QUESTION, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Do you ask what the birds say? The sparrow, the dove
Last Line: "I love my love, and my love loves me!"
Variant Title(s): What The Birds Say;birds;the Language Of Birds
Subject(s): Birds; Love; Spring


ANTHEM FOR THE CHILDREN OF CHRIST'S HOSPITAL, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Seraphs! Around th' eternal's seat who throng
Last Line: And each glad scene look brighter for the storm!
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


APOLOGIA PRO VITA SUA, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The poet in his lone yet genial hour
Last Line: Phantoms of sublimity.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


ASSOCIATION OF IDEAS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Fond, peevish, wedded pair! Why all this rant


AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: A heavy wit shall hang at every lord


AVARO, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: There comes from old avaro's grave


BEELZEBUB AND JOB; EPIGRAM, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sly beelzebub took all occasions
Last Line: Short-sighted devil, not to take his spouse!
Variant Title(s): Job's Luck
Subject(s): Devil; Job (bible); Satan; Mephistopheles; Lucifer; Beelzebub


BRIDGE STREET COMMITTEE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Jack stripe


BRISTOL WITS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Of smart pretty fellows in bristol are numbers, some


CALLER FOR SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE, by ELINOR LENNEN               
First Line: Joe sits and dreams by a gray mud wall


CATULLIAN HENDECASYLLABLES, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hear, my beloved, an old milesian story!
Last Line: Shivering with ecstasy sank upon her bosom.


CHARITY IN THOUGHT, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To praise men as good, and to take them for such
Last Line: To god, thy conscience, and the grave.


CHARITY THE DAUGHTER OF HUMILITY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gently I took that which ungently came
Last Line: Give him the rotten timber for his pains!
Variant Title(s): Forbearance
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


CHOLERA CURED BEFORE HAND, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pains ventral, subventral
Last Line: And whitewash at once bowels, rooms, hands, and manners!
Subject(s): Cholera


CHRISTABEL: PART 1, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis the middle of night by the castle clock
Last Line: For the blue sky bends over all!


CHRISTABEL: PART 2, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Each matin bell, the baron saith
Last Line: So talks as it 's most used to do.


COLERIDGE'S SKY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: O lady! In this wan and heartless mood
Subject(s): Country Life


COLOGNE; EPIGRAM, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In koln, a town of monks and bones
Last Line: Shall henceforth wash the river rhine?
Variant Title(s): Epigram;expectoration The Second
Subject(s): Cologne, Germany; Hate; Smells; Odors; Aromas; Fragrances


CONCEALMENT, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Time, as he courses onward
Last Line: To scare or to reward.


CONSTANCY TO AN IDEAL OBJECT, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Since all, that beat about in nature's range
Last Line: Nor knows he makes the shadow, he pursues!
Subject(s): Fidelity; Faithfulness; Constancy


DAINTY TERMS FOR FRATRICIDE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: We, this whole people, have been clamorous
Last Line: As though he had no wife to pine for him, %no god to judge him!


DARK SIDE OF NATURE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Yon row of bleak and visionary pines


DE MORTUIS NIL NISI BONAM, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Last monday all the papers said


DEJECTION: AN ODE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Well! If the bard was weather-wise, who made
Last Line: Thus mayest thou ever, evermore rejoice.
Variant Title(s): The New Moon;letter To Sara Hutchinson: 4 April 1802, Sunday Evening
Subject(s): Grief; Hutchinson, Sara; Love - Complaints; Melancholy; Sorrow; Sadness; Dejection


DESIRE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where true love burns desire is love's pure flame
Last Line: And but translates the language of the heart.
Subject(s): Desire; Love


DEVONSHIRE ROADS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The indignant bard compos'd this furious ode
Last Line: Alight upon thee, damned bog!


DIALOGUE BETWEEN AN AUTHOR AND HIS FRIEND, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Come; your opinion of my manuscript


DISTICH, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Jack finding gold left rope on the ground


DOMESTIC PEACE; SONG, FR. THE FALL OF ROBESPIERRE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tell me, on what holy ground
Last Line: Memory, bosom-spring of joy.


DRINKING VERSUS THINKING; OR, A SONG AGAINST THE NEW PHILOSOPHY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My merry men all, that drink with glee
Last Line: Dead drunk beneath the table!
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Wine


DUE TO THE STAGGERERS, THAT MADE DRUNK BY POWER, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography


DURA NAVIS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To tempt the dangerous deep, too venturous youth
Last Line: And gild with brightest rays the evening of thy life.


DUTY SURVIVING SELF-LOVE; THE ONLY SURE FRIEND OF DECLINING LIFE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Unchanged within to see all changed without
Last Line: Because to thee they are not what they were.
Subject(s): Change; Tolerance


EASTER HOLIDAYS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hail! Festal easter, that dost bring
Last Line: Like easter all the year.
Subject(s): Easter; Holidays; The Resurrection


ELEGY IMITATED FROM ONE OF AKENSIDE'S ... INSCRIPTIONS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Near the lone pile with ivy overspread
Last Line: That riches cannot pay for love or truth.
Subject(s): Akenside, Mark (1721-1770); Physicians; Poetry & Poets; Doctors


ELEGY ON A LADY WHO DIED IN EARLY YOUTH, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: O'er the rais'd earth the gales of evening sigh


EPIGRAM, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Sir, I admit your general rule
Last Line: But you yourself may serve to show it, %that every fool is not a poet
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets


EPIGRAM ON KEPLER, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: No mortal spirit yet had clomb so high


EPILOGUE TO THE RASH CONJUROR, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: We ask an urge - (here ends the story!)


EPITAPH, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here sleeps at length poor col., and without screaming
Last Line: All alone and unknown, at edinbro' in an inn.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


EPITAPH OF A MERCENARY MISER, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: A poor benighted pedlar knock'd


EPITAPH ON A BAD MAN, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Of him that in this gorgeous tomb doth lie


EPITAPH ON AN INFANT (1), by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ere sin could blight or sorrow fade
Last Line: And bade it blossom there.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Mothers; Death - Babies


EPITAPH ON AN INFANT (2), by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Its balmy lips the infant blest
Last Line: Death sang to sleep with lullaby.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Death - Babies


EPITAPH ON HIMSELF, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stop, christian passer-by! Stop, child of god
Last Line: He ask'd, and hoped, through christ, do thou the same!
Variant Title(s): Coleridge's Epitaph For Himself, Written 9 November 1833
Subject(s): Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (1772-1834); Epitaphs; Poetry & Poets


EPITAPHIUM TESTAMENTARIUM, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Quae linquam, aut nihil, aut nihil, aut vix sunt mea


EUCLID IN RHYME, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear brother


FALSE KNIGHT UPON THE ROAD, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: O whare are ye gaun?
Last Line: Quo' the wee boy, and still he stude


FANCY IN NUBIBUS; OR, THE POET IN THE CLOUDS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O, it is pleasant, with a heart at ease
Last Line: Rise to the swelling of the voiceful sea.
Variant Title(s): The Poet In The Clouds
Subject(s): Clouds; Nature


FAREWELL TO LOVE; SONNET, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewell, sweet love! Yet blame you not my truth
Last Line: With thoughts that please me less, and less betray me.
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


FEARS IN SOLITUDE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A green and silent spot, amid the hills
Last Line: Love, and the thoughts that yearn for human kind.
Variant Title(s): The Dell
Subject(s): England; Fear; Poetry & Poets; War; English


FIRE, FAMINE AND SLAUGHTER. A WAR ECLOGUE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sisters! Sisters! Who sent you here?
Last Line: Cling to him everlastingly.
Subject(s): War


FIRST ADVENT OF LOVE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O fair is love's first hope to gentle mind
Last Line: Meets it with brow uplift, and stays his reaping.
Subject(s): Love - Beginnings


FLORENCE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The brightness of the world, o thou once free
Subject(s): Florence, Italy


FOR A HOUSE-DOG'S COLLAR, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: When thieves come, I bark: when gallants, I am still


FOSTER MOTHER'S TALE (2), by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: But that entrance, mother


FOUR METRICAL EXPERIMENTS: 1. IAMBICS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No cold shall thee benumb
Last Line: My pen shall give thee leave hereafter to be dumb.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


FOUR METRICAL EXPERIMENTS: 2. TROCHAICS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thus she said, and all around
Last Line: Love to-day, and thought to-morrow.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


FOUR METRICAL EXPERIMENTS: 4. PINDARIC, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once again, sweet willow, wave thee!
Last Line: Why stays my love?
Subject(s): Pindar (522-440 B.c.); Willow Trees


FRAGMENT (1), by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The silence of a city, how awful at midnight!
Last Line: Of her huge temples.
Subject(s): Cities; Urban Life


FRAGMENT (2), by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whom should I choose for my judge? The earnest, impersonal reader
Last Line: Each with a different tone, compleat or in musical fragments.
Subject(s): Books; Reading


FRAGMENT (3), by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let eagle bid the tortoise sunward soar
Last Line: As vainly strength speaks to a broken mind.


FRAGMENT (4), by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As when the new or full moon urges
Last Line: Of the pacific main.
Subject(s): Moon


FRAGMENT OF METRICAL EPISTLE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Such verse as bowles, heart-honoured poet sang
Last Line: With my own laughter stifled my own wit.
Subject(s): Bowles, William Lisle (1762-1850)


FRANCE: AN ODE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye clouds! That far above me float and pause
Last Line: O liberty! My spirit felt thee there.
Subject(s): France - Invasion Of Switzerland (1798); Freedom; French Revolution (1789); Liberty


FROM AN OLD GERMAN POET, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: That france has put us oft to rout


FROM THE MILLER'S MOSSY WHEEL, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography


FROST AT MIDNIGHT, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The frost performs its secret ministry
Last Line: Quietly shining to the quiet moon.
Subject(s): Babies; Fantasy; Parents; Infants; Parenthood


GENEVIEVE (1), by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Maid of my love, sweet genevieve
Last Line: And therefore love I you, sweet genevieve!


GILES'S HOPE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What! Rise again with all one's bones?
Last Line: To go without my rib.
Subject(s): Bones


GLYCINE'S SONG, FR. ZAPOLYA, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A sunny shaft did I behold


GOD'S OMNIPRESENCE; A HYMN, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My maker! Of thy power the trace
Last Line: Where but thy shadow falls, grief cannot be!
Subject(s): God


GROVE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: I know a grove


GUTCH MEMORANDUM BOOK, SELS., by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography


HAPPINESS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On wide or narrow scale shall man
Last Line: "while faith proclaims ""thou shalt not die!"" '"


HEXAMETERS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: William, my teacher, my friend! Dear william and dear dorothea
Last Line: You have all in each other; but I am lonely, and want you!


HINT TO PREMIERS AND FIRST CONSULS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Three truths should thee often think and pause


HOMELESS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O! Christmas day, oh! Happy day
Last Line: The desolate in heart.
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


HOMESICK, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis sweet to him, who all the week
Last Line: Before the door of his own home?
Subject(s): Homesickness


HONOUR, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The fervid sun had more than halv'd the day
Last Line: Twas brookes's all till two -- 'twas hackett's all the rest!


HOPE AND TIME, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the great city rear'd, my fancy rude
Last Line: And knows not whether he is first or last.
Subject(s): Fables; Hope; Poetry & Poets; Time; Youth; Allegories; Optimism


HOUR-GLASS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: O think, fair maid! These sands that pass
Subject(s): Hourglasses


HUMAN LIFE: ON THE DENIAL OF IMMORTALITY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If dead, we cease to be; if total gloom
Last Line: Thy being's being is contradiction.
Subject(s): Life; Mortality


HUMILITY THE MOTHER OF CHARITY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Frail creatures are we all! To be the best
Last Line: To god, thy conscience, and the grave
Subject(s): Humility


HUNTING SONG, FR. ZAPOLYA, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Up, up! Ye dames and lasses gay!
Last Line: To hunt the wolf in the woods to-day.
Variant Title(s): Peasants' Hunting Song;choral Song Of Illrian Peasants
Subject(s): Hunting; Wolves; Hunters


HYMN TO MONT BLANC [IN THE VALE OF CHAMOUNI], by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hast thou a charm to stay the morning-star
Last Line: Earth with her thousand voices, praises god.
Variant Title(s): Before Sunrise, In The Vale Of Chamouni;chamouny;mont Blanc Before Sunrise;hymn Before Sunrise, In The Vale Of Chamouni
Subject(s): Alps; Blanc, Mont; Chamonix, France; God; Mountains; Religion; Hills; Downs (great Britain); Theology


HYMN TO THE EARTH. HEXAMETERS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Earth! Thou mother of numberless children, the nurse and the mother
Last Line: Wandered bleating in valleys, and warbled on blossoming branches.
Subject(s): Earth; World


HYMN TO THE MORNING, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Awake, my soul! Not only passive praise


I COULD HARDLY WAIT FOR THE SANDMAN, by OGDEN NASH                Poet's Biography
First Line: There are several differences between me and samuel taylor coleridge
Last Line: How I dreamt I went down the rabbit hole or through the looking glass, whichever you prefer
Subject(s): Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (1772-1834); Dreams; Poetry And Poets


IMITATED FROM OSSIAN, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The stream with languid murmur creeps
Last Line: In slumber's nightly hour.


IMITATED FROM THE WELSH, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If, while my passion I impart
Last Line: It wishes to discover.


IMITATIONS AD LYRAM, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The solemn-breathing air is ended
Last Line: Headlong, ever on the wing.


IN DARKNES I REMAIN'D - THE NEIGHBOURS CLOCK, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography


INSCRIPTION FOR A FOUNTAIN ON A HEATH, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This sycamore, oft musical with bees
Last Line: Or passing gale or hum of murmuring bees!
Subject(s): Fountains; Rivers


INSCRIPTION FOR A TIME-PIECE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Now! It is gone. Our brief hours travel post


INSCRIPTIONS FOR A SEAT BY THE ROAD SIDE HALF-WAY UP A STEEP HILL, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou who in youthful vigour rich, and light
Last Line: Then wake in heaven, and find the dream all true.


INSIDE THE COACH, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis hard on bagshot heath to try
Last Line: To dreary bagshot heath again!


INTRODUCTION OF THE TALE OF THE DARK LADIE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: O leave the lily on its stem


INVISIBLE POWERS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: For what is freedom, but the unfettered use
Last Line: Transfer their rude faith perfected and pure


IT SOUNDS LIKE STORIES FROM THE LAND OF SPIRITS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography


JULIA, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Julia was blest with beauty, wit, and grace
Last Line: At once her lover and her lap-dog lost.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


KNOW THYSELF, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Know thyself - and is this the prime
Last Line: Ignore thyself, and strive to know thy god!
Variant Title(s): True Self-knowledge
Subject(s): Self; Worship


KUBLA KHAN, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In xanadu did kubla khan / a stately pleasure dome decree
Last Line: And drunk the milk of paradise.
Variant Title(s): Romance;the Sacred River
Subject(s): Buildings & Builders; Dreams; Heaven; Kubla Khan (1214-1294); Mysticism; Nightmares; Paradise


L'ENVOY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In vain we supplicate the powers above
Last Line: In the chilled heart by gradual self-decay.


LAPLAND, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As ere from lieule-oaive's vapory head
Last Line: Dance sportively.
Subject(s): Lapland; Russia; Soviet Union; Russians


LEWTI, OR THE CIRCASSIAN LOVE CHANT, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At midnight by the stream I roved
Last Line: To-morrow lewti may be kind.


LIFE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
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


LIGHT CARGOES WAFT OF MODULATED SOUND, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography


LIGHT TRACERIES, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Observed the great half moon setting behind the mountain ridge, and watched the
Last Line: Where is it? Unseen-but a little fleecy cloud hangs above the mountain ridge, and %is rich in amber


LIMBO, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis a strange place, this limbo! - not a place
Last Line: A fear -- a future state; -- 'tis positive negation!
Subject(s): Hades


LIMBO [DIFF. VERSION], by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The sole true something - this! In limbo's den
Subject(s): Hades


LINES ADDRESSED TO A FRIEND, IN ANSWER TO A MELANCHOLY LETTER, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Away, those cloudy looks, that labouring sigh
Last Line: Barter for food the jewels of his crown.


LINES COMPOSED IN A CONCERT-ROOM, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nor cold, nor stern, my soul! Yet I detest
Last Line: Murmur and music thin of sudden breeze.
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


LINES COMPOSED WHILE CLIMBING THE LEFT ASCENT OF BROCKLEY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With many a pause and oft reverted eye
Last Line: Enchanting spot! O were my sara here!
Subject(s): Mountain Climbing


LINES FROM A MANUSCRIPT - 1807-8, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The moon - how definite its orb
Last Line: In which it towers, infinite in height/ --


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - 1806, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bright clouds of reverence sufferably bright
Last Line: Itself an early sun, of pure intensest white


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - 1815-16, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let klumps of earth however glorified
Last Line: Can therefore never be again --


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - 1815-16, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O! Superstition is the giant shadow
Last Line: Casts on the thin mist of the uncertain future.


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - 1822, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where'er I find the good, the true, the fair
Last Line: In man, and nature is philosophy.


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - APRIL 1805, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O th' oppressive, irksome weight
Last Line: Every notice [...]


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - APRIL/JUNE 1810, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The body / eternal shadow of the finite soul
Last Line: Its own yet not itself
Subject(s): Soul


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - FEBRUARY 1807 (1), by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And in life's noisiest hour
Last Line: How oft I bless the lot, that made me love you.


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - FEBRUARY 1807 (2), by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As some vast tropic tree, itself a wood
Last Line: Broods o'er the rude idolatry beneath. --
Variant Title(s): The Tropic Tree
Subject(s): Trees


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - FEBRUARY/MARCH 1804, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sole maid, associate sole, to me beyond
Last Line: Of outward strength/


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - JANUARY 1808, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The singing kettle & the purring cat
Last Line: And tender smile answ'ring its smile of sleep.


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - JULY 1807, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Life wakeful over all knew no gradation
Last Line: And with its voice of voices cries out, o!


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - JUNE 1806, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, come, thou bleak december wind
Last Line: And take a life, that wearies me.


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - MARCH 1806, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I know 'tis but a dream, yet feel more anguish
Last Line: Will no one hear these stifled groans, & wake me?


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - MARCH 1810, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When hope but made tranquillity be felt
Last Line: Fann'd the calm air upon the brow of toil --
Subject(s): Hope; Optimism


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - MAY 1810, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have experience'd / the worst, the world can wreak on me; the worst
Last Line: That ties me to myself -- and break I shall! --


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - MAY 1814, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Seaward, white-gleaming thro' the busy scud
Last Line: A wildly-wailing note.
Variant Title(s): The Sea Mew


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - MAY/JULY 1811, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A low dead thunder muttered thro' the night
Last Line: & leave me dreaming. --
Subject(s): Sleep


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - MAY/JUNE 1805, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O beauty, in a beauteous body dight!
Last Line: Fair cloud which less we see, than by thee see the light!
Subject(s): Beauty


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - MAY/JUNE 1811, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O mercy, o miserable man
Last Line: My joys, my hopes, my friendships, & my love!


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 1806, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As the shy hind, the soft-eyed gentle brute
Last Line: She, fearful beast! But that no sound of fear.


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 1806, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: His own fair countenance, his kingly forehead
Last Line: And saturate with the intellectual rays, it soften'd.


LINES FROM A NOTEBOOK - SEPTEMBER 1803, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Such love as mourning husbands have
Last Line: -- cold to the touch & blooming to the eye --
Subject(s): Love


LINES IN A GERMAN STUDENT'S ALBUM, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: We both attended the same college


LINES IN THE MANNER OF SPENSER, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O peace, that on a lilied bank dost love
Last Line: O! How shall I behold my love at even-tide!'


LINES INSCRIBED ON THE FLY-LEAF OF BENEDETTO MENZINI'S 'POESIE', by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I stand alone, nor tho' my heart should break
Last Line: Her love was to my heart, like the heart-blood.


LINES ON A FRIEND WHO DIED OF A FRENZY FEVER ... CALUMINOUS REPORTS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Edmund! Thy grave with aching eye I scan
Last Line: And fain would sleep, though pillowed on a clod!
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


LINES ON AN AUTUMNAL EVENING, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou wild fancy, check thy wing! No more
Last Line: Till chill and damp the moonless night descend.


LINES ON OBSERVING A BLOSSOM [ON THE FIRST OF FEBRUARY 1796], by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet flower! That peeping from thy russet stem
Last Line: Played deftly on a soft-toned instrument.
Variant Title(s): Anemone: Forsaken
Subject(s): Flowers


LINES SUGGESTED BY THE LAST WORDS OF BERENGARIUS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No more 'twixt conscience staggering and the pope
Last Line: The mists and painted vapours of our morn.


LINES TO A BEAUTIFUL SPRING IN A VILLAGE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once more, sweet stream! With slow foot wandering near
Last Line: Or o'er the rough rock bursts and foams along!


LINES TO A COMIC AUTHOR, ON AN ABUSIVE REVIEW, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What though the chilly wide-mouth'd quacking chorus
Last Line: I hate the quacking tribe, and they hate me!'
Subject(s): Critics & Criticism


LINES TO JOSEPH COTTLE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: My honor'd friend! Whose verse concise yet clear


LINES TO WILLIAM LINLEY WHILE HE SANG A SONG TO PURCELL'S MUSIC, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: While my young cheek retains its healthful hues
Last Line: Mix with the blest, nor know that I had died!
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Songs


LINES WRITTEN AT SHURTON BARS, NEAR BRIDGEWATER, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nor travels my meandering eye
Last Line: Shoots rapid through the frame!


LINES WRITTEN AT THE KING'S ARMS, FORMERLY THE HOUSE OF 'MAN OF ROSS', by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Richer than miser o'er his countless hoards
Last Line: And dream of goodness, thou hast never felt!


LINES WRITTEN IN COMMONPLACE BOOK OF MISS BARBOUR, DAUGHTER ..., by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Child of my muse! In barbour's gentle hand
Last Line: And say, I greet thee with a brother's love!
Subject(s): Barbour, James (1775-1842)


LINES WRITTEN IN THE ALBUM AT ELBINGERODE, IN HARTZ FOREST, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I stood on brocken's sovran height, and saw
Last Line: Himself our father, and the world our home.
Subject(s): Hartz Forest, Germany; Nostalgia


LONG DEEP LANE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography


LOVE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All thoughts, all passions, all delights
Last Line: My bright and beauteous bride.
Variant Title(s): Genevieve (2)
Subject(s): Courtship; Love


LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP OPPOSITE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Her attachment may differ from yours in degree
Last Line: You must lower down your state to hers.
Subject(s): Friendship; Love


LOVE'S APPARITION AND EVANISHMENT; AN ALLEGORICAL ROMANCE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Like a lone arab, old and blind
Last Line: To make hope die anew.
Subject(s): Love


LOVE'S BURIAL-PLACE: A MADRIGAL, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If love be dead
Last Line: And died at length of a decline.'
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


LOVE, ALWAYS A TALKATIVE COMPANION, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In many ways does the full heart reveal
Last Line: The absence of the love, which yet it fain would shew.
Variant Title(s): An Unwilling Witness
Subject(s): Love


LOVE, HOPE, AND PATIENCE IN EDUCATION, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O'er wayward childhood would'st thou hold firm rule
Last Line: And both supporting does the work of both.
Subject(s): Education


LOVELY IN DECAY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Yon hanging woods, that touched by autumn seem


MAHOMET, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Utter the song. O my soul! The flight and return of mohammed
Last Line: Rushes dividuous all -- all rushing impetuous onward.
Subject(s): Muhammad, The Prophet (570-632); Mahomet; Mohammed


MELANCHOLY: A FRAGMENT, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stretch'd on a mouldered abbey's broadest wall
Last Line: Strange was the dream --


METRICAL FEET, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Trochee trips from long to short
Last Line: Bred racer.
Variant Title(s): Lessons For A Boy
Subject(s): Ingenuity; Mnemonics; Poetry & Poets


MOLES, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They shrink in, as moles
Last Line: The natural alien of their negative eye.
Subject(s): Animals; Moles


MONODY ON A TEA-KETTLE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O muse who sangest late another's pain
Last Line: On empty trivets she bids fancied kettles boil!


MONODY ON THE DEATH OF CHATTERTON (3), by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: When faint and sad o'er sorrow's desert wild
Last Line: Muse on the sore ills I had left behind
Subject(s): Chatterton, Thomas (1752-1770)


MONODY ON THE DEATH OF CHATTERTON (FIRST VERSION), by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Cold penury repress'd his noble rage
Last Line: And soar beyond the storms with upright eye elate!
Subject(s): Chatterton, Thomas (1752-1770)


MONODY ON THE DEATH OF CHATTERTON (SECOND VERSION), by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O what a wonder seems the fear of death
Last Line: Muse on the sore ills I had left behind.
Subject(s): Chatterton, Thomas (1752-1770); Poetry & Poets


MORIENS SUPERSTES, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Yet art thou happier far than she


MORIENS SUPERSTITI, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The hour-bell sounds, and I must go


MOTTO, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: We've fought for peace, and conquer'd it at last


MUSIC, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hence, soul-dissolving harmony
Last Line: Clappest hoarse thy raven wings!
Variant Title(s): Swamp


MY BAPTISMAL BIRTH-DAY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: God's child in christ adopted, - christ my all
Last Line: Yes! But not his -- 'tis death itself there dies.
Subject(s): Birthdays; Religion; Theology


MY GENTLE-HEARTED CHARLES! WHEN THE LAST ROOK , FR. TIS LIME-TREE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Birds


MY GODMOTHER'S BEARD, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: So great the charms of mrs. Monday


NAMES, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I asked my fair one happy day
Last Line: Only, only call me thine.'
Subject(s): Names


NE PLUS ULTRA, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sole positive of night
Last Line: That watch the throne of heaven!


NECESITY THE MOTHER OF FASHION, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Said william to edmund I can't guess the reason


NIL PEJUS EST CAELIBE VITA, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What pleasures shall he ever find
Last Line: To show the man so blest once breath'd the vital air.
Subject(s): Celibacy; Pleasure


NONSENSE SAPPHICS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Here's jem's first copy of nonsense verses


NOT AT HOME, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: That jealousy may rule a mind
Last Line: And can't just then be seen.
Subject(s): Jealousy


O MY MOTHER ISLE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Not yet enslaved, not wholly vile


O SARA! NEVER RASHLY LET ME GO, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
Last Line: We die, and dying own a more than mortal love


OCCASIONED BY THE FORMER, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: I hold of all our viperous race


OCCASIONED BY THE LAST, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: A joke (cries jack) without a sting


ODE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye gales, that of the lark's repose
Last Line: With breezt influence.


ODE ON ASTRONOMY; WRITTEN FOR THE PRIZE AT CAMBRIDGE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hail venerable night!
Last Line: A god the gods among.
Subject(s): Astronomy & Astronomers; Immortality; Mythology - Classical; Night; Sky; Stars; Bedtime


ODE TO GEORGIANA, DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE ON 'PASSAGE OVER MT. GOTHARD', by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Splendour's folly fostered child!
Last Line: Thence learn'd you that heroic measure.
Subject(s): Cavendish, Georgiana (1757-1806); Poetry & Poets; Tell, William


ODE TO THE DEPARTING YEAR, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spirit who sweepest the wild harp of time
Last Line: God's image, sister of the seraphim.
Subject(s): Catherine The Great, Empress Of Russia; Holidays; New Year; Russia; Soviet Union; Russians


ODE TO TRANQUILLITY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tranquillity! Thou better name
Last Line: Too foolish for a tear, too wicked for a smile!
Subject(s): Peace


OF A BAD SINGER; EPIGRAM, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing
Last Line: Did certain persons die before they sing.
Variant Title(s): The Desired Swan-song;bad Poets;on A Volunteer Singer;on A Bad Singer
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Songs


OLD AGE, 'THE SHAPE AND MESSENGER OF DEATH', by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography


ON A CATARACT; FROM A CAVERN NEAR THE SUMMIT OF A MOUNTAIN PRECIPICE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Unperishing youth
Last Line: Life invulnerable.


ON A CLOCK IN A MARKET-PLACE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What now thou dost or art about to do
Last Line: The moment, that secures thee heaven or hell.
Subject(s): Time


ON A DISCOVERY MADE TOO LATE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou bleedest, my poor heart! And thy distress
Last Line: That wan and sickly droops upon her breast!


ON A LADY WEEPING, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lovely gems of radiance meek
Last Line: And flutters in the fost'ring dew.


ON A LATE CONUBIAL RUPTURE IN HIGH LIFE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I sigh, fair injur'd stranger! For thy fate
Last Line: Like two bright dew-drops meeting in a flower.


ON A LATE MARRIAGE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou miss - 's match is a subject of mirth


ON A READER OF HIS OWN VERSES; EPIGRAM, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hoarse maevius reads his hobbling verse
Last Line: An ass without an ear!
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


ON AN AMOROUS DOCTOR, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: From rufa's eye sly cupid shot his dart


ON AN INFANT WHICH DIED BEFORE BAPTISM, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Be, rather than be called, a child of god'
Last Line: Possessor, not inheritor.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Worship; Death - Babies


ON AN INSIGNIFICANT, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No doleful faces here, no sighing
Last Line: Whom death created into dust.


ON DEPUTY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: By many a booby's vengeance bit


ON DONNE'S FIRST POEM, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Be proud, as spaniards! And leap for pride, ye fleas
Last Line: The natural alien of their negative eye.
Subject(s): Donne, John (1572-1631); Poetry & Poets


ON DONNE'S POETRY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With donne, whose muse on dromedary trots
Last Line: Wit's forge and fire-blast, meaning's press and screw.
Subject(s): Donne, John (1572-1631); Poetry & Poets


ON IMITATION, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All are not born to soar - and ah! How few
Last Line: Yet all like fox can game -- like pitt can drink.


ON LUTHER DE DIABOLIS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The angel's like a flea


ON MY JOYFUL DEPARTURE FROM THE CITY OF COLOGNE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As I am a rhymer
Last Line: In the body-and-soul-stinking town of cologne.
Variant Title(s): An Expectoration
Subject(s): Cologne, Germany; Hate; Travel; Journeys; Trips


ON RE-VISITING THE SEA-SHORE, AFTER LONG ABSENCE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: God be with thee, gladsome ocean
Last Line: I cannot die, if life be love.
Subject(s): Seashore; Beach; Coast; Shore


ON RECEIVING AN ACCOUNT THAT HIS ONLY SISTER'S DEATH WAS INEVITABLE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The tear which mourn'd a brother's fate scarce dry
Last Line: Better to die, than live and not be lov'd!
Subject(s): Death; Sisters; Dead, The


ON SEEING A YOUTH AFFECTIONATELY WELCOMED BY A SISTER, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I too a sister had! Too cruel death
Last Line: For life was misery, and the grave is peace!


ON SIR ROBICUND NASO, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Speak out, sir! You're safe, for so ruddy your nose


ON TAKING LEAVE OF - , 1817 [SHORTER VERSION OF 'TO TWO SISTERS'], by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To know, to esteem, to love - and then to part
Last Line: And shine in the eye of all the world beside!
Subject(s): Farewell; Sisters; Parting


ON THE BROAD MOUNTAIN TOP, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography


ON THE CHRISTENING OF A FRIEND'S CHILD, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This day among the faithful placed
Last Line: Another and the same!
Subject(s): Baptism; Christenings


ON THE CURIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Our english poets, bad and good, agree


ON THE PROSPECT OF ESTABLISHING A PANTISOCRACY IN AMERICA, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whilst pale anxiety, corrosive care
Last Line: Content and bliss on transatlantic shore.


ON THE WRETCHED LOT OF THE SLAVES IN THE ISLES OF WESTERN INDIA, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: O death, leaving the gates of darkness, come
Last Line: The sufferers thy name shall dart to heaven
Subject(s): Slavery; West Indies


PAIN, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once could the morn's first beams, the healthful breeze
Last Line: Ere the wild pulse throbb'd anguish thro' the night!


PANTISOCRACY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No more my visionary soul shall dwell
Last Line: New rays of pleasance trembling to the heart.


PARAPHRASE OF PSALM 46. HEXAMETERS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: God is our strength and our refuge: therefore will we not tremble
Last Line: Halleluja! Th' eternal is with us, the god of our fathers!


PARLIAMENTARY OSCILLATORS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Almost awake? Why, what is this, and whence
Last Line: And once more seeks the bottom's blackest mud!


PART THE SEVENTH, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Since then, at an uncertain hour
Subject(s): Birds


PEACE ON EARTH, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The shepherds went their hasty way
Last Line: Peace, peace on earth! The prince of peace is born.'
Variant Title(s): A Christmas Carol;the Shepherds
Subject(s): Christmas; Christmas Carols; Peace; Nativity, The


PENANCE OF THE ANCIENT MARINER, AND HIS REVERENT TEACHING, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Forthwith this frame of mine was wrenched


PERMANENCY OF MYTHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATIONS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The intelligible forms of ancient poets


PERSPIRATION: A TRAVELING ECLOGUE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The dust flies smothering, as on clatt'ring wheels
Last Line: The fleecy files faint-ruminating lie.


PHANTOM, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All look and likeness caught from earth
Last Line: Shone through her body visibly.
Subject(s): Ghosts; Love; Supernatural


PHANTOM OR FACT; A DIALOGUE IN VERSE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A lovely form there sate beside my bed
Last Line: And 'tis a record from the dream of life.


POET'S PRAYER, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Grant me a patron, gracious heaven! Whene'er


PONDERE NON NUMERO, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Friends should be weigh'd, not told; who boasts to have won


PRESENT STATE OF SOCIETY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah! Far removed from all that glads the sense
Last Line: And mused expectant on these promised years


PROFUSE KINDNESS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What a spring-tide of love to dear friends in a shoal!
Last Line: Half of it to one were worth double the whole!
Subject(s): Friendship; Kindness


PROGRESS OF VICE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Deep in the gulph of vice and woe
Last Line: Ah! Close the scene -- ah! Close -- for dreadful is the sight.
Subject(s): Evil


PSYCHE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The butterfly the ancient grecians made
Last Line: And to deform and kill the things whereon we feed.
Variant Title(s): The Butterfly
Subject(s): Butterflies; Insects; Bugs


QUAE NOCENT DOCENT, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh? Might my ill-passed hours return again
Last Line: But sage experience only comes with years.
Subject(s): Experience


REASON FOR LOVE'S BLINDENESS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have heard of reasons manifold
Last Line: He seeth with the heart.
Subject(s): Love


RECANTATION, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: An ox, long fed with musty hay
Last Line: And sheridan's recanted!'


RECOLLECTIONS OF LOVE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How warm this woodland wild recess
Last Line: Dear under-song in clamor's hour.
Subject(s): Love


REFLECTIONS ON HAVING LEFT A PLACE OF RETIREMENT, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Low was our pretty cot: our tallest rose
Last Line: Speed it, o father! Let thy kingdom come!


RELIGIOUS MUSINGS; A DESULTORY POEM, WRITTEN ON CHRISTMAS EVE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the time, when most divine to hear
Last Line: Flows to the ray and warbles as it flows.
Subject(s): Christmas; Religion; Nativity, The; Theology


REVIEWERS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: No private grudge they need, no personal spite


RHEINWEIN, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: In spain, that land of monks and apes


RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER: PART 1, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: It is an ancient mariner
Last Line: I shot the albatross
Subject(s): Sea


RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER: PART 2, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun now rose upon the right: %out of the sea came he
Last Line: Instead of the cross, the albatross %about my neck was hung
Subject(s): Birds; Sea


RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER: PART 3, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: There passed a weary time. Each throat %was parched, and glazed each eye
Last Line: And every soul, it passed me by, %like the whizz of my cross-bow
Subject(s): Birds; Sea


RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER: PART 4, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: I fear thee, ancient mariner! %I fear thy skinny hand!
Last Line: The albatross fell off, and sank %like lead into the sea
Subject(s): Birds; Love; Sea


RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER: PART 5, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh sleep! It is a gentle thing
Last Line: Quoth he, 'the man hath pennance done, %and pennance more will do'
Variant Title(s): The Ancient Mariner Refreshed By Sleep And Rai
Subject(s): Sea


RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER: PART 6, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: But tell me, tell me! Speak again
Last Line: He'll shrive my soul, he'll wash away %the albatross's blood
Subject(s): Birds; Sea


RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER: PART 7, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: This hermit good lives in that wood
Last Line: A sadder and wiser man, %he rose the morrow morn
Subject(s): Religion; Sea


SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE, by MARGARETA HORIBA               
First Line: To behold his words is fraught with danger
Last Line: Framing your own resurrection


SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE, by DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: His soul fared forth (as from the deep home-grove)
Last Line: Own them, a beacon to our centuries.
Alternate Author Name(s): Rossetti, Gabriel Charles Dante
Subject(s): Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (1772-1834); Poetry & Poets


SANCTI DOMINICI PALLIUM; A DIALOGUE BETWEEN POET AND FRIEND, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I note the moods and feelings men betray
Last Line: Impearling a tame wild-cat's whisker'd jaws!
Subject(s): Anglican Church; Catholics; England; Religious Discrimination; Roman Catholics; Catholicism; English; Religious Conflict


SEA-BREEZE MOANS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


SENTIMENTAL, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The rose that blushes like the morn


SEPARATION, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A sworded man whose trade is blood
Last Line: Not half enough to part from thee!
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


SIBYLLINE LEAF, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Not hers


SOMETHING CHILDISH, BUT VERY NATURAL; WRITTEN IN GERMANY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If I had but two little wings
Last Line: And still dreams on.
Subject(s): Flight; Love; Sleep; Flying


SONG, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Though veiled in spires of myrtle-wreath
Last Line: And only hilt and stump remain.
Subject(s): Love


SONG TO BE SUNG BY THE LOVERS OF ALL THE NOBLE LIQUORS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye drinkers of stingo and nappy so free


SONG: ON HEARING A SONG IN PRAISE OF A LADY'S BEAUTY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis not the lily-brow I prize
Last Line: The look that love alone can see!
Subject(s): Beauty


SONGS OF THE PIXIES, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whom the untaught shepherds call
Last Line: Extract a blush for love!


SONNET, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pale roamer through the night thou poor forlorn
Last Line: He, the great comforter that rules above!
Variant Title(s): The Outcast


SONNET, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet mercy! How my very heart has bled
Last Line: And called them friends, and healed their noisome sores!
Variant Title(s): The Outcast


SONNET, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou gentle look, that didst my soul beguile
Last Line: Like the bright rainbow on a willowy stream.
Variant Title(s): The Outcast


SONNET (ON QUITTING SCHOOL FOR COLLEGE), by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewell parental scenes! A sad farewell
Last Line: Mingled its tears with hers -- my widow'd parent lorn.


SONNET (ON RECEIVING A LETTER INFORMING ME OF THE BIRTH OF A SON), by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When they did greet me father, sudden awe
Last Line: And he be born again, a child of god!
Subject(s): Birth; Child Birth; Midwifery


SONNET (TO CHARLES LLOYD), by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The piteous sobs that choke the virgin's breath
Last Line: Mourns with no transient love the aged friend.


SONNET COMPOSED ON A JOURNEY HOMEWARD, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oft o'er my brain does that strange fancy roll
Last Line: While we wept idly o'er thy little bier!
Subject(s): Birth; Child Birth; Midwifery


SONNET TO A FRIEND WHO ASKED, HOW I FELT ... MY INFANT TO ME, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Charles, my slow heart was only sad, when first
Last Line: And dearer was the mother for the child.
Variant Title(s): Sonnet To A Friend Who Asked How I Felt;mother And Child;to A Friend, Who Asked How I Felt, When The Nurse First Presented
Subject(s): Mothers; Parents; Parenthood


SONNET TO THE AUTUMNAL MOON, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mild splendor of the various-vested night
Last Line: Sails, like a meteor kindling in its flight.
Subject(s): Moon


SONNET TO THE RIVER OTTER, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear native brook! Wild streamlet of the west
Last Line: Ah! That once more I were a careless child!
Variant Title(s): To The River Otter
Subject(s): Landscape; Otter (river), Great Britain; Rivers


SONNETS ATTEMPTED IN THE MANNER OF CONTEMPORARY WRITERS: 1, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pensive at eve, on the hard world I mused
Last Line: Oh my poor heart's inexplicable swell!


SONNETS ATTEMPTED IN THE MANNER OF CONTEMPORARY WRITERS: 2, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh I do love thee, meek simplicity
Last Line: All very simple, meek simplicity!
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Simplicity


SONNETS ATTEMPTED IN THE MANNER OF CONTEMPORARY WRITERS: 3, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And this reft house is that, the which he built
Last Line: Peeps in fair fragments forth the full-orb'd harvest-moon!
Variant Title(s): On A Refund House In A Romantic Country;sonnet: 3. On A Ruined House In A Romantic Country;the House That Jack Built
Subject(s): Houses


SONNETS ON EMINENT CHARACTERS: 1. TO THE HONORABLE MR. ERSKINE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When british freedom for a happier land
Last Line: Still glows wide heaven with his distended blaze!
Subject(s): Erskine, Thomas (1750-1823)


SONNETS ON EMINENT CHARACTERS: 10. TO ROBERT SOUTHEY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Southey! They melodies steal o'er mine ear
Last Line: The imag'd rainbow on a willowy stream.
Subject(s): Southey, Robert (1774-1843)


SONNETS ON EMINENT CHARACTERS: 11. TO RICHARD SHERIDAN, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was some spirit, sheridan! That breathed
Last Line: As erst that elder fiend beneath great michael's sword.
Subject(s): Sheridan, Richard Brinsley (1751-1816)


SONNETS ON EMINENT CHARACTERS: 12. TO LORD STANHOPE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stanhope! I hail, with ardent hymn, thy name
Last Line: One of the people


SONNETS ON EMINENT CHARACTERS: 2. BURKE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As late I lay in slumber's shadowy vale
Last Line: So might I clasp thee with a mother's joy!'
Subject(s): Burke, Edmund (1729-1797)


SONNETS ON EMINENT CHARACTERS: 3. PRIESTLEY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Though roused by that dark vizir riot rude
Last Line: To smile with fondness on her gazing son!
Subject(s): Priestley, Joseph (1733-1804)


SONNETS ON EMINENT CHARACTERS: 4. LA FAYETTE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As when far off the warbled strains are heard
Last Line: And slavery's spectres shriek and vanish from the ray!
Variant Title(s): Sonnet To La Fayette
Subject(s): Lafayette, Marie Joseph, Marquis De


SONNETS ON EMINENT CHARACTERS: 5. KOSKIUSKO, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O what a loud and fearful shriek was there
Last Line: In the mere wilfulness, and sick despair of soul!
Subject(s): Kosciuszko, Thaddeus (1746-1817)


SONNETS ON EMINENT CHARACTERS: 6. PITT, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not always should the tear's ambrosial dew
Last Line: And hurl her thunderbolts with fiercer hand!
Subject(s): Pitt, William, The Younger (1759-1806)


SONNETS ON EMINENT CHARACTERS: 7. TO W.L. BOWLES (REVISED VERSION), by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My heart has thanked thee, bowles! For those soft strains
Last Line: Moved on the darkness of the unformed deep.
Variant Title(s): To The Rev. W.l. Bowles (second Version)
Subject(s): Bowles, William Lisle (1762-1850)


SONNETS ON EMINENT CHARACTERS: 7. TO W.L. BOWLES (1ST VERSION), by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My heart has thank'd thee, bowles! For those soft strains
Last Line: Mov'd on the darkness of the formless deep!
Subject(s): Bowles, William Lisle (1762-1850)


SONNETS ON EMINENT CHARACTERS: 8. MRS. SIDDONS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As when a child on some long winter's night
Last Line: Ev'n so thou, siddons! Meltest my sad heart!
Subject(s): Siddons, Sarah Kemble (1755-1831)


SONNETS ON EMINENT CHARACTERS: 9. TO WILLIAM GODWIN, AUTHOR, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O form'd t'illume a sunless world forlorn
Last Line: And told me that her name was happiness.
Subject(s): Godwin, William (1756-1836)


SONNETS, ATTEMPTED IN THE MANNER OF BOWLES, SELS., by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography


SPOTS IN THE SUN, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: My father is strict and holy


STILLY MURMUR OF THE DISTANT SEA, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


STORMS AND OVERWHELMING WAVES, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


SUN (FOR NOW HIS ORB 'GAN SLOWLY SINK), by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography


SUNSHINE LIES ON THE COTTAGE-WALL, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography


SWALLOWS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography


TALLEYRAND TO LORD GRENVILLE; A METRICAL EPISTLE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My lord! Though your lordship repel deviation
Last Line: To pause, and resume the remainder to-morrow.
Subject(s): French Revolution (1789); Great Britain - Relations With France; Grenville, William Wyndham (1759-1834); Talleyrand, Charles (1754-1838)


TELL'S BIRTHPLACE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mark this holy chapel well
Last Line: Of slavery, -- the which he broke!
Subject(s): Burglen, Switzerland; Tell, William


THE AEOLIAN HARP, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My pensive sara! Thy soft cheek reclined
Last Line: Peace, and this cot, and thee, heart-honoured maid!
Variant Title(s): Lines Composed At Clevedon;the Eolian Harp;effusion: 35, Composed At Clevedo, Somersetshire
Subject(s): Harps; Love - Marital; Musical Instruments; Lyres; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


THE BALLAD OF THE DARK LADIE; A FRAGMENT, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath yon birch with silver bark
Last Line: And blushing bridal maids.
Subject(s): Love


THE BLOSSOMING OF THE SOLITARY DATE-TREE. A LAMENT, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath the blaze of a tropical sun the mountain peaks are the
Last Line: Why was I made for love and love denied to me?
Subject(s): Date Trees; Love - Complaints; Mothers


THE BRITISH STRIPLING'S WAR-SONG (IMITATED FROM STOLBERG), by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yes, noble old warrior! This heart has beat high
Last Line: And I too will fight as my forefathers fought!
Subject(s): Patriotism


THE COMPLAINT OF NINATHOMA, FROM THE SAME, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How long will ye round me be swelling
Last Line: To howl through my cavern by night.


THE COMPOSITION OF A KISS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Cupid, if storying legends tell aright
Last Line: And breath'd on sara's lovelier lips the rest.
Variant Title(s): Kisses
Subject(s): Kisses


THE DAY-DREAM; FROM AN EMIGRANT TO HIS ABSENT WIFE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If thou wert here, these tears were tears of light
Last Line: I blessed him, tried to laugh, and fell a-weeping!
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


THE DEATH OF THE STARTLING, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pity, mourn in plaintive tone
Last Line: Softly stroke the stiffened wing.
Subject(s): Death - Animals; Starlings


THE DELINQUENT TRAVELLERS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Some are home-sick - some two or three
Last Line: Are your delinquent travellers!
Subject(s): Travel; Journeys; Trips


THE DESTINY OF NATIONS; A VISION, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Auspicious reverence! Hush all meaner song
Last Line: And savage agony.
Subject(s): Joan Of Arc (1412-1431)


THE DEVIL'S WALK [ON EARTH], by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From his brimstone bed at break of day
Last Line: It was general conflagration.
Variant Title(s): The Devil's Thoughts
Subject(s): Devil; Satan; Mephistopheles; Lucifer; Beelzebub


THE DUNGEON, FR. OSORIO, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And this place our forefathers made for man!
Last Line: By the benignant touch of love and beauty.
Variant Title(s): The Dungeon Amorist


THE EXCHANGE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We pledged our hearts, my love and I
Last Line: We had exchanged our hearts indeed.
Subject(s): Courtship; Love


THE FADED FLOWER, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ungrateful he, who pluck'd thee from thy stalk
Last Line: Tasted her vernal sweets, but tasted to destroy!'


THE FOSTER MOTHER'S TALE (1), by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I never saw the man whom you describe
Last Line: He liv'd and died among the savage men.
Subject(s): Mothers


THE GARDEN OF BOCCACCIO, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of late, in one of those most weary hours
Last Line: With that sly satyr peeping through the leaves!
Subject(s): Boccaccio, Giovanni (1313-1375); Gardens & Gardening


THE GOOD GREAT MAN, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How seldom, friend! A good great man inherits
Last Line: Himself, his maker, and the angel death.
Variant Title(s): Complaint [and Reproof];the Reward Of The Just
Subject(s): Consolation


THE HAPPY HUSBAND, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oft, oft methinks, the while with thee
Last Line: That seems, yet cannot greater be!
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE HOMERIC HEXAMETER [DESCRIBED AND EXEMPLIFIED], by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Strongly it bears us along in swelling and limitless billows
Last Line: Nothing before and nothing behind but the sky and the ocean.
Subject(s): Homer (10th Century B.c.); Mnemonics; Poetry & Poets; Iliad; Odyssey


THE HOUR WHEN WE SHALL MEET AGAIN, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dim hour! That sleep'st on pillowing clouds afar
Last Line: His pitying mistress mourns, and mourning heals!


THE IMPROVISATORE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What are the words?
Last Line: And that is next to best!
Subject(s): Beaumont, Francis (1584-1616); Burns, Robert (1759-1796); Dramatists; Fletcher, John (1579-1625); Moore, Thomas (1779-1852); Plays & Playwrights ; Poetry & Poets; Dramatists


THE KEEP-SAKE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The tedded hay, the first fruits of the soil
Last Line: And own thenceforth no other name but mine!
Subject(s): Memory


THE KISS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One kiss, dear maid! I said and sighed
Last Line: The gentle violence of joy.


THE KNIGHT'S TOMB, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where is the grave of sir arthur o'kellyn
Last Line: His soul is with the saints, I trust.
Subject(s): Graves; Peace; Tombs; Tombstones


THE MAD MONK, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I heard a voice from etna's side
Last Line: Down thro' the forest I pursu'd my way.


THE MADMAN AND THE LETHARGIST, AN EXAMPLE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Quoth dick to me, as once at college
Last Line: But as for th'example, 'tis a lie!'


THE NETHERLANDS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Water and windmills, greenness, islets green
Last Line: And water seen --
Subject(s): Netherlands; Travel; Holland; Dutch People; Journeys; Trips


THE NIGHT-SCENE; A DRAMATIC FRAGMENT, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You loved the daughter of don manrique
Last Line: And lazy snakes trail o'er the level ruins!


THE NIGHTINGALE; A CONVERSATION POEM, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No cloud, no relique of the sunken day
Last Line: Sweet nightingale! Once more, my friends! Farewell.
Subject(s): Birds; Nightingales


THE NOSE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye souls unus'd to lofty verse
Last Line: I perish in the blaze while I the blaze admire.
Subject(s): Noses


THE OLD MAN OF THE ALPS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stranger! Whose eyes a look of pity show
Last Line: In that unchanging realm, where love reigns evermore!
Subject(s): Old Age


THE OLD MAN'S SIGH. A SONNET, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dewdrops are the gems of the morning
Last Line: Whose total being is act, alone remain behind!
Subject(s): Old Age


THE OVIDIAN ELEGIAC METRE, DESCRIBED AND EXEMPLIFIED, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the hexameter rises the fountain's silvery column
Last Line: In the pentameter aye falling in melody back.
Subject(s): Mnemonics; Ovid (43 B.c.-17 A.d.); Poetry & Poets


THE PAINS OF SLEEP, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ere on my bed my limbs I lay
Last Line: And whom I love, I love indeed.
Subject(s): Love; Sleep


THE PANG MORE SHARP THAN ALL; AN ALLEGORY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He too has flitted from his secret nest
Last Line: Is kindness counterfeiting absent love!
Subject(s): Love


THE PICTURE, OR THE LOVER'S RESOLUTION, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through weeds and thorns, and matted underwood
Last Line: And I may be her guide the long wood through.
Subject(s): Love


THE PRODUCTION OF A YOUNG LADY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As oft mine eye with careless glance
Last Line: Sara
Variant Title(s): The Silver Thimble


THE RAVEN; A CHRISTMAS TALE, TOLD BY A SCHOOL-BOY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Underneath an old oak tree
Last Line: They had taken his all, and revenge it was sweet!
Subject(s): Ravens


THE REPROOF AND REPLY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fie, mr. Coleridge! - and can this be you
Last Line: "the eighth commandment was not made for bards!""'"
Subject(s): Crime & Criminals


THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is an ancient mariner
Last Line: He rose the morrow morn.
Variant Title(s): The Rime Of The Ancyent Marinere (1834)
Subject(s): Albatrosses; Birds; Curses; Mysticism; Sailing & Sailors; Supernatural; Seamen; Sails


THE ROSE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As late each flower that sweetest blows
Last Line: I'll fix my empire here.'


THE SIGH, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When youth his faery reign began
Last Line: Still, mary! Still I sigh for thee.


THE SNOWDROP, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fear no more, thou timid flower
Last Line: A snow-drop mid the snow.
Variant Title(s): The Apotheosis, Or The Snow-drop
Subject(s): Consolation; Snowdrops (plants)


THE SOLDIER'S RETURN, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O! Day thrice lovely! When at length the soldier
Last Line: The faithful tender arms with mute embracing.
Subject(s): Courage; War; Valor; Bravery


THE SUICIDE'S ARGUMENT, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ere the birth of my life, if I wished it or no
Last Line: Then die -- if die you dare!
Subject(s): Suicide


THE THREE GRAVES: PART 3, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The grapes upon the vicar's wall
Last Line: She saw some frightful thing.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE THREE GRAVES: PART 4, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To see a man tread over graves
Last Line: And never she smiled after.
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THE TWO FOUNTS; ADDRESSED TO A LADY ON HER RECOVERY ... FROM PAIN, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas my last waking thought, how it could be
Last Line: Hoard for thyself the pain, thou wilt not give!
Subject(s): Pain; Suffering; Misery


THE TWO ROUND SPACES ON THE TOMB-STONE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The devil believes that the lord will come
Last Line: For they are cock-sure of the fellow below.
Subject(s): Mackintosh, Sir James (1765-1832)


THE VISIONARY HOPE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sad lot, to have no hope! Though lowly kneeling
Last Line: Such strength that he would bless his pains and live.
Subject(s): Hope; Optimism


THE VISIT OF THE GODS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Never, believe me, / appear the immortals
Last Line: Forbids me to die!
Subject(s): Immortality


THE WANDERINGS OF CAIN, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Encinctured with a twine of leaves
Last Line: Has he no friend, no loving mother near?
Variant Title(s): The Child In The Wilderness;the Fruit Plucker
Subject(s): Boys


THE WIFE OF FERGUS; A MONODRAMA, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Cease -- cease your torments! Spare the sufferers
Last Line: No guilty fear in death.
Subject(s): Marriage; Murder; Regicide; Scotland; Suicide; Women; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE WILLS OF THE WISP; A SAPPHIC, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lunatic witch-fires! Ghosts of light and motion
Last Line: Black-ey'd rebecca!
Subject(s): Unfaithfulness; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


THE YELLOW HAMMER, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The spruce and limber yellow-hammer
Last Line: With notes as of one who brass is filing.
Subject(s): Birds; Craftsmanship


THERE WAS A KNIGHT, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: There was a knicht riding frae the east
Last Line: As the doo flies owre the mulberry tree


THIS LIME-TREE BOWER MY PRISON, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Well, they are gone, and here must I remain
Last Line: No sound is dissonant which tells of life.
Subject(s): Lamb, Charles (1775-1834)


THITHER WHERE HE LIES BURIED, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Love


THREE FRIENDS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Hath he not always treasures, always friends


THREE SORTS OF FRINDS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou friendships differ endless in degree


TIME, REAL AND IMAGINARY; AN ALLEGORY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the wide level of a mountain's head
Last Line: And knows not whether he be first or last.
Subject(s): Fables; Time; Allegories


TO A CERTIAN MODERN NARCISSUS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Do call, dear jesus, whene'er my way you come


TO A CHILD, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Little miss fanny


TO A CRITIC, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Most candid, what if I


TO A FRIEND, TOGETHER WITH AN UNFINISHED POEM, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thus far my scanty brain hath built the rhyme
Last Line: And praise him gracious with a brother's joy!


TO A FRIEND, WHO HAD DECLARED INTENTION OF WRITING NO MORE POETRY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear charles! Whilst yet thou wert a babe, I ween
Last Line: The illustrious brow of scotch nobility!
Subject(s): Lamb, Charles (1775-1834)


TO A LADY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Nay, dearest anna, why so grave?


TO A LADY, WITH FALCONER'S 'SHIPWRECK', by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah! Not by cam or isis, famous streams
Last Line: A tear for falconer, wilt remember me.
Subject(s): Falconer, William (1732-1769)


TO A PRIMROSE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy smiles I note, sweet early flower


TO A PROUD PARENT, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy babes ne'er greet thee with the father's name


TO A VAIN YOUNG LADY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Didst thou think less of thy dear self


TO A WELL-KNOWN MUSICAL CRITIC, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: O! - o - ! Of you we complain
Subject(s): Music Criticism And Critics


TO A YOUNG ASS; ITS MOTHER BEING TETHERED NEAR IT, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Poor little foal of an oppressed race
Last Line: The aching of pale fashion's vacant breast!
Subject(s): Donkeys; Burros


TO A YOUNG LADY ON HER RECOVERY FROM A FEVER, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why need I say, louisa dear
Last Line: And heaven is overflowing!


TO A YOUNG LADY, WITH A POEM ON THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Much on my early youth I love to dwell
Last Line: From flattery's night-shade: as he feels he sings.
Subject(s): French Revolution (1789)


TO AN INFANT, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah! Cease thy tears and sobs, my little life
Last Line: Meek nurse of souls through their long infancy!
Subject(s): Babies; Infants


TO AN UNFORTUNATE WOMAN AT THE THEATRE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Maiden, that with sullen brow
Last Line: And embathe in heavenly light.


TO AN UNFORTUNATE WOMAN, WHOM THE AUTHOR HAD KNOWN ..., by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Myrtle leaf that, ill besped
Last Line: Flung to fade, to rot and die.


TO ASRA, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Are there two things, of all which men possess
Last Line: Thy lot, methinks, were heaven, thy age, eternity!
Subject(s): Love


TO BABY BATES, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: You come from o'er the waters


TO C. LLOYD, ON HIS PROPOSING TO DOMESTICATE WITH THE AUTHOR, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A mount, not wearisome and bare and steep
Last Line: Now may heaven realise this vision bright!
Variant Title(s): To A Young Friend (charles Lloyd) On His Proposing To Domesticate With Author;to A Young Friend On His Proposing To Domesticate With The Author


TO DISAPPOINTMENT, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hence! Thou fiend of gloomy sway
Last Line: Dare her slow return to mourn!


TO EARL STANHOPE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not, stanhope! With the patriot's doubtful name
Last Line: Champion of freedom and her god! Rejoice!


TO EDWARD IRVING, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Friend pure of heart and fervent! We have learnt


TO FORTUNE: ON BUYING A TICKET IN THE IRISH LOTTERY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Promptress of unnumber'd sighs
Last Line: And yield the unsunn'd stranger to the western gale!
Subject(s): Lotteries


TO MARY PRIDHAM, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear tho' unseen! Tho' I have left behind
Last Line: A father's blessing on thee, gentle maid!
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


TO MATILDA BETHAM, FROM A STRANGER, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Matilda! I have heard a sweet tune played
Last Line: And exultation even in strangers' hearts?


TO MISS A. T., by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Verse, pictures, music, thoughts both grave and gay
Last Line: Such should thine album be, for such art thou, sweet maid!


TO MISS BRUNTON WITH HIS TRANSLATION OF WRANGHAM'S LATIN, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: That darling of the tragic muse
Last Line: New rays of pleasance trembling to the heart.
Subject(s): Brunton, Elizabeth


TO MY CANDLE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Good candle, thou that with thy brother, fire


TO NATURE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It may indeed be phantasy, when I
Last Line: Even me, the priest of this poor sacrifice.
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


TO ONE WHO PUBLISHED IN PRINT, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two things hast thou made known to half the nation
Last Line: It shames me to have call'd a wretch, like thee, my friend!


TO POVERTY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Low in a barren vale I see thee sit


TO THE AUTHOR OF 'THE ROBBERS' (SCHILLER), by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Schiller! That hour I would have wished to die
Last Line: Then weep aloud in a wild ecstasy!
Variant Title(s): Sonnet To The Author Of The Robbers
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Schiller, Johann Von (1759-1805); Schiller, Johann Christoph Friedrich Von


TO THE AUTHOR OF POEMS PUBLISHED ANONYMOUSLY (JOSEPH COTTLE), by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Unboastful bard! Whose verse concise yet clear
Last Line: With fruits and flowers she loads the tempest-honour'd ground.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


TO THE EVENING STAR, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O meek attendant of sol's setting blaze
Last Line: Her spirit in thy kindred orb, o star benign!


TO THE MUSE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tho' no bold flights to thee belong
Last Line: Whose hues gay-varying wanton in the sun.


TO THE NIGHTINGALE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sister of love-lorn poets, philomel
Last Line: She thrills me with the husband's promised name!
Subject(s): Birds; Nightingales; Poetry & Poets


TO THE REV. GEORGE COLERIDGE OF OTTERY ST. MARY, DEVON, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A blessed lot hath he, who having passed
Last Line: Will calm it down, and let thy love forgive it!


TO THE REV. W.J. HORT, WHILE TEACHING A YOUNG LADY ... ON HIS FLUTE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hush! Ye clamorous cares! Be mute
Last Line: And I will thank thee with a raptur'd tear.
Subject(s): Teaching & Teachers; Educators; Professors


TO THE YOUNG ARTIST, KAYSER OF KASERWERTH, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Kayser! To whom, as to a second self
Last Line: Be wise! Be happy! And forget not me.
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters


TO TWO SISTERS; A WANDERER'S FAREWELL, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To know, to esteem, to love, - and then to part
Last Line: And shine in the eye, of all the world beside.
Subject(s): Farewell; Sisters; Parting


TO WILLIAM WORDSWORTH, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Friend of the wise! And teacher of the good!
Last Line: And when I rose, I found myself in prayer.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Wordsworth, William (1770-1850)


TOWN AND COUNTRY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: For I was reared %in the great city, pent
Subject(s): Country Life


TWAS SWEET TO KNOW IT ONLY POSSIBLE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography


TWO WEDDED HEARTS; FRAGMENT: 1, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two wedded hearts, if e'er were such
Last Line: Die into an intenser life/
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


TWO WEDDED HEARTS; FRAGMENT: 2, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The builder left one narrow rent
Last Line: And union absolute of love.
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


UBI THESAURUS IBI COR, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I mix in life, and labour to seem free
Last Line: And every impulse from thy influence springs.


VER PERPETUM, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The early year's fast-flying vapour stray
Last Line: Screen'd by those clouds and cherish'd by those showers!
Subject(s): Faith; Belief; Creed


VERSES ADDRESSED TO J. HORNE TOOKE ... WESTMINISTER ELECTION, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Britons! When last ye met, with distant streak
Last Line: Not to the tyrants but the tyranny!
Subject(s): Politics & Government; Tooke, John Horne (1736-1812)


VERSES TRIVOCULAR, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of one scrap of science I've evidenced ocular
Last Line: So with them will I finish these verses trivocular.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


VOICES OF THE ANGELS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Around, around, flew each sweet sound


W. H. EHEU!, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath this stone does william hazlitt lie
Last Line: He died like one who dared not hope to live.
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Hazlitt, William (1778-1830)


WHAT IS AN EPIGRAM?, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What is an epigram? A dwarfish whole
Last Line: Its body brevity, and wit its soul.


WHAT IS LIFE?, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Resembles life what once was deemed of light
Last Line: A war-embrace of wrestling life and death?
Subject(s): Life


WHAT IS REASON?, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whene'er the mist, that stands 'twixt god and thee
Last Line: Which thou hadst seen, had that been shaken off.
Subject(s): Reason; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


WHERE CAM HIS STEALTHY FLOWINGS MOST DISSMEBLES, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography


WISDOM IN FOLLY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Tom slothful talks, as slothful tom beseems


WITH FIELDING'S AMELIA, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Virtues and woes alike too great for man
Last Line: In all but sorrows shall amelias be!


WORK WITHOUT HOPE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All nature seems at work, slugs leave their lair
Last Line: And hope without an object cannot live.
Variant Title(s): In Springtime;a Dream Of Spring
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Spring; Work; Workers


WORLD SO HUSHED!, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


WORLD THAT SPIDERY WITCH, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography
First Line: I speak in figures inward thoughts and woes
Last Line: But cease the prelude and resume the lay


WRITTEN AFTER A WALK BEFORE SUPPER, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tho' much averse, dear jack, to flicker
Last Line: But stop, my muse! For here comes supper.


WRITTEN IN AN ALBUM, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Parry seeks the polar ridge
Last Line: The public little knows -- the publisher too much.
Subject(s): Authors & Authorship; North Pole; Parry, William Edward (1790-1855)


YON CRESCENT MOON AS FIXED AS IF IT GREW, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE                Poet's Biography


YOUTH AND AGE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Verse, a breeze mid blossoms straying
Last Line: And tells the jest without the smile.
Subject(s): Friendship; Old Age; Youth


YOUTH AND AGE: NOTE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the tenth day of september
Last Line: [the watch and clock do both agree]
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets