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Time, Real And Imaginary

Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772 (Ottery St Mary) – 1834 (Highgate)

On the wide level of a mountain's head,
(I knew not where, but 'twas some faery place)
Their pinions, ostrich-like, for sails out-spread,
Two lovely children run an endless race,
  A sister and a brother !
  This far outstripp'd the other ;
  Yet ever runs she with reverted face,
  And looks and listens for the boy behind :
  [Image] 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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Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. more…

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