Happy birthday, Mr. Coleridge!

On this very day some 241 years ago, a true romantic was born in a quaint rural town in Devon, England. Poet, philosopher, literary critic and key figure in the English “romantic movement”, Samuel Taylor Coleridge was not as famous as his contemporaries in his lifetime but later went on to influence great thinkers both inside and beyond England’s borders.

Happy birthday, Mr. Coleridge – as a fellow “romantic”, I dedicate this post to you!

All thoughts, all passions, all delights,

Whatever stirs this mortal frame,

All are but ministers of Love,

And feed his sacred flame.

 Except from “Love”, a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 – 1864)
 EXT_happy birthday coleridge_2013Source

2 thoughts on “Happy birthday, Mr. Coleridge!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s