|Samuel Taylor Coleridge by Pieter van Dyke|
Resembles Life what once was held of Light,
Too ample in itself for human sight ?
An absolute Self--an element ungrounded--
All, that we see, all colours of all shade
By encroach of darkness made ?--
Is very life by consciousness unbounded ?
And all the thoughts, pains, joys of mortal breath,
A war-embrace of wrestling Life and Death ?
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Ottery St. Mary, Devon, Inglaterra, 1772 - Highgate, Inglaterra, 1834). Poeta, crítico y filósofo.