Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday Poetry - February 15

Coleridge is thought provoking.


What is Life?

Resembles Life what once was held of Light,
Too ample in itself for human sight?
An absolute Self—an element ungrounded-
All, that we see, all colours of all shade
By encroach of darkness made?-
Is very life by consciousness unbounded?
And all the thoughts, pains, joys of mortal breath,
A war-embrace of wrestling Life and Death?

Written around 1805.