Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Devon / England
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Devon / England
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The Exchange

Rating: 3.0
We pledged our hearts, my love and I,
I in my arms the maiden clasping;
I could not tell the reason why,
But, O, I trembled like an aspen!

Her father's love she bade me gain;
I went, and shook like any reed!
I strove to act the man---in vain!
We had exchanged our hearts indeed.
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Rajnish Manga 16 August 2019
Reflections of a young lover who has to prove his sincerity to his sweetheart and her parents. Thanks, PH.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 16 August 2019
I strove to act the man- -in vain! We had exchanged our hearts indeed........touching expression with a nice theme. Beautiful poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
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Dr Antony Theodore 16 August 2019
I in my arms the maiden clasping; I could not tell the reason why, But, O, I trembled like an aspen! life and love and all that happens in life is a mystery. tony
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Aniruddha Pathak 16 August 2019
A poem with subtle and sweet satire, so good to read as a POD. But who am I to rate this poem?
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Khairul Ahsan 16 August 2018
Nice and tender expression of true feelings, it seemed to me.
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Adrian Flett 16 August 2018
A clever and satiric poem
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Mahtab Bangalee 16 August 2018
We had exchanged our hearts indeed. //// need exchanging both hearts to be together in life
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Sylvia Frances Chan 16 August 2018
I know him from my study of English Language-and Lit. A very impressing personality with many many problems. He was W.Wordsworth poet friend, but he got quarrels with WW. I love all his poems, they sound tender and touching, A true poet representing his period. A myriad of 10's for the vote. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, a name to never forget! Congratulations as Classic Poem Of The Day! May his soul R.I.P.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 16 August 2018
STC, a most important name from his period, not a very easy man or with a loving character as this poem sounds, but a poet with many problems if we view him upon his escapades. Aside from his reputation, I love his poems, they are beautiful with sad tunes and we must guess most of the times. Certainly a best poem all time! Congrats CPOTD
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Rajnish Manga 16 August 2017
Marriage of a man and woman is meeting of hearts as well as meeting of two families. Thanks.
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