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Coleridge, David Hartley - See, the blue smoke as a voiceless prayer

Identifier

006364

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Bricks without Mortar – The Selected Poems of Hartley Coleridge

See, the blue smoke as a voiceless prayer
Sole witness of a secret sacrifice
Unfolds its tardy wreaths and multiplies
Its soft chameleon breathings in the rare
Capacious ether – so it fades away,
And nought is seen beneath the pendant blue,
The undistinguishable waste of day.
So have I dreamed – oh, may the dream be true –
That praying souls are purged from mortal hue
And grow as pure as He to whom they pray

The source of the experience

Coleridge, David Hartley

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Prayer

Symbols

Smoke

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

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