Sara was the fourth child and only daughter of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. She grew up in the Lake district with an extended family that included her uncle, Robert Southey, and her aunt Lovell, widow of the poet Robert Lovell. The Wordsworths were her neighbors.
She was educated at home by various relatives, especially Southey. Her first published work was a translation she did ... more »
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Sara Coleridge Poems
January brings the snow, makes our feet and fingers glow. February brings the rain,
See yon blithe child that dances in our sight! Can gloomy shadows fall from one so bright? Fond mother, whence these fears? While buoyantly he rushes o'er the lawn,
From “Phantasmion” - One Face Alone
ONE face alone, one face alone, These eyes require; But, when that long’d-for sight is shown, What fatal fire
O sleep, my babe
O sleep, my babe, hear not the rippling wave, Nor feel the breeze that round thee ling'ring strays To drink thy balmy breath, And sigh one long farewell.
From “Phantasmion” - He Came Unlook'd Fo...
HE came unlook’d for, undesir’d, A sunrise in the northern sky, More than the brightest dawn admir’d, To shine and then forever fly.
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January brings the snow,
makes our feet and fingers glow.
February brings the rain,
Thaws the frozen lake again.
March brings breezes loud and shrill,
stirs the dancing daffodil.
April brings the primrose sweet,
Scatters daises at our feet.
May brings flocks of pretty lambs,
Skipping by their fleecy damns.
June brings tulips, lilies, roses,
Fills the children's hand with posies.
Hot july brings cooling showers,
Apricots and gillyflowers.
August brings the sheaves of corn,
Then the harvest home is borne.