Today is the birthday of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (born 1772).
Here are five favorite Samuel Taylor Coleridge poems …
To a Critic
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
adding a word respecting the context,
and then derided it as unintelligible.
Most candid critic, what if I,
By way of joke, pull out your eye,
And holding up the fragment, cry,
‘Ha! ha! that men such fools should be!
Behold this shapeless Dab!–and he
Who own’d it, fancied it could see!’
The joke were mighty analytic,
But should you like it, candid critic?
*** What are your favorite Samuel Taylor Coleridge poems ?
These poems are found in
The Complete Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Available as a FREE ebook download in a variety of formats from Project Gutenberg.
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