LIFE - by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
As late I journeyed o'er the extensive plain
Where native Otter sports his scanty stream,
Musing in torpid woe a sister's pain, The
Glorious prospect woke me from the dream.
At every step it widened to my sight - Wood,
Meadow, Verdant Hill, and Dreary Steep,
Following in quick succession of delight -
Till all - at one - did my eyes ravish sweep!
May this (I cried) my course through life
New scenes of wisdom may each days advance!
Till what time Death shall pour the undarkened
My eye shall dart thro' infinite expanse, And
tho' suspended lie in rapture's blissful trance.