Poems of Coleridge
Standard Publications, Incorporated, 2009 - 246 strani
Samuel Coleridge was an early 19th century poet, critic and philosopher. Coleridge and Wordsworth were founders of the Romantic Movement in England. His friendship with William Wordsworth inspired some of Coleridge's best-known poems, from the nightmarish vision of the 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner' and the opium-fuelled 'Kubla Khan' to the sombre passion of 'Dejection: An Ode' and the medieval ballad 'Christable'. The introduction sums up Coleridge as, "Coleridge's search, throughout his life, was after the absolute, an absolute not only in thought but in all human relations, in love, friendship, faith in man, faith in God, faith in beauty; and while it was this profound dissatisfaction with less than the perfect form of every art, passion, thought, or circumstance, that set him adrift in life, making him seem untrue to duty, conviction, and himself, it was this also that formed in him the double existence of the poet and the philosopher, each supplementing and interpenetrating the other. " Some of the poems in this collection include The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Christabel, Kubla Khan, Lewti, The Ballad of the Dark Ladie, Love, The Three Graves, Dejection: an Ode, Ode to Tranquillity, France: an Ode, Fears in Solitude, This Lime-tree Bower My Prison, To a Gentleman (W. Wordsworth), and Hymn Before Sun-rise.