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Coleridge, Samuel Taylor - Love, Hope and Patience

Identifier

000007

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

The following is a poem.

A description of the experience

From Love Hope and Patience in Education

O part them never!  If Hope prostrate lie

Love too will sink and die
But Love is subtle, and doth proof derive
From her own life that Hope is yet alive;
And bending o'er, with soul transfusing eyes
And the soft murmurs of the mother dove
Woos back the fleeting spirit and half supplies;
Thus Love repays to Hope what Hope first gave to Love.

Yet haply there will come a weary day
When overtasked at length
Both Love and Hope beneath the load give way
Then with a statue's smile, a statue's  strength,
Stands mute sister, Patience, nothing loth
And both supporting does the work of both.

The source of the experience

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Hope
Love

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Drinking absinthe
Grief

Suppressions

Laudanum

Commonsteps

Patience

References

Samuel Taylor Coleridge – The Complete Poems