Coleridge, Samuel Taylor - Happiness
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Samuel Taylor Coleridge – The Complete Poems
On wide or narrow scale shall Man
Most happily describe life's plan?
Say, shall he bloom and wither there,
Where first his infant buds appear;
Or upwards dart with soaring force,
And tempt some more ambitious course
With foot advanced and anxious heart
Now for the fancied goal I start -
Ah! why will Reason intervene
Me and my promised joys between!
She stops my course, she chains my speed
While thus her forceful words proceed.
Ah! Listen youth, ere yet too late
What evils on thy course may wait