Coleridge, Samuel Taylor - Qaue nocent docent
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Samuel Taylor Coleridge – The Complete Poems
From Qaue nocent docent
But o'er the midnight Lamp I'd love to pore,
I'd seek with care fair Learning's depths to sound
And gather scientific lore:
Or to mature the embryo thoughts inclined
That half conceived lay struggling in my mind
The cloisters' solitary gloom I'd round.
'Tis vain to wish, for Time has ta'en his flight -
For Follies past be ceased the fruitless tears:
Let follies past to future care incite.
Averse maturer judgements to obey
Youth owns, with pleasure owns, the Passions' sway,
But Sage experience only comes with years.