Samuel Taylor Coleridge

(1772-1834 / Devon / England)

Aplolgia Pro Vita Sua - Poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The poet in his lone yet genial hour
Gives to his eyes a magnifying power :
Or rather he emancipates his eyes
From the black shapeless accidents of size--
In unctuous cones of kindling coal,
Or smoke upwreathing from the pipe's trim bole,
His gifted ken can see
Phantoms of sublimity.


Comments about Aplolgia Pro Vita Sua by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • Fabrizio Frosini (2/25/2016 5:56:00 AM)


    Phantoms of sublimity - Fantasmi di sublimità
    interesting expression
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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 14, 2001

Poem Edited: Monday, May 14, 2001


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