Samuel Taylor Coleridge

(1772-1834 / Devon / England)

Imitated From Ossian - Poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The stream with languid murmur creeps,
In Lumin's flowery vale:
Beneath the dew the Lily weeps
Slow-waving to the gale.

'Cease, restless gale! 'it seems to say,
'Nor wake me with thy sighing!
The honours of my vernal day
On rapid wing are flying.

Tomorrow shall the Traveller come
Who late beheld me blooming:
His searching eye shall vainly roam
The dreary vale of Lumin.'

With eager gaze and wetted cheek
My wonted haunts along,
Thus, faithful Maiden! thou shalt seek
The Youth of simplest song.

But I along the breeze shall roll
The voice of feeble power;
And dwell, the Moon-beam of thy soul,
In Slumber's nightly hour.


Comments about Imitated From Ossian by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • Sanghamitra Nayak (10/4/2017 10:39:00 PM)


    But I along the breeze shall roll
    The voice of feeble power;
    A nice poem.
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  • (10/4/2017 10:04:00 PM)


    is he saying, 'The more complex the song,
    the more feeble its power'?
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (10/4/2017 6:29:00 PM)


    Such a heartwarming poem....... (Report) Reply

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (10/4/2017 12:49:00 PM)


    But I along the breeze shall roll
    The voice of feeble power;
    And dwell, the Moon-beam of thy soul,
    In Slumber's nightly hour.

    Coleridge with the moon beam of his soul power.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (10/4/2017 12:48:00 PM)


    Beneath the dew the Lily weeps! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (10/4/2017 10:34:00 AM)


    And dwell, the Moon-beam of thy soul,
    In Slumber's nightly hour.
    Beautiful poem shared.
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  • Savita Tyagi (10/4/2017 6:53:00 AM)


    What a beautiful poem! A treat for soul and comfort for aching heart. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (10/4/2017 2:26:00 AM)


    The master romantic Poet Coleridge has the magic power to sway all hearts by Poetry like Shakespeare does in his Plays like As You Like It! (Report) Reply

  • Martin Moore (10/4/2017 2:22:00 AM)


    what a beautiful poem it just rolls off the tongue. (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (10/4/2017 12:55:00 AM)


    This poet must be regarded as one of the best of all time. This poem has a delicate flavour. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010



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