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by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 

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Passions in Poetry Home > All Poems > Classic Poetry > Samuel Taylor Coleridge > To Nature To Nature
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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Time, Real and Imaginary
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

An Allegory

On the wide level of a mountain's head,
(I knew not where, but 'twas some faery place)
Their pinions, ostrich-like, for sails outspread,
Two lovely children run an endless race,
A sister and a brother!
This far outstripped the other;
Yet ever runs she with reverted face,
And looks and listens for the boy behind:
For he, alas! is blind!
O'er rough and smooth with even step he passed,
And knows not whether he be first or last.

 

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