To Nature :
You have seen the unfriendly attitude of humans towards Mother Earth. But poets have always found comfort in the lap of Nature. See what the poem says...
It may indeed be phantasy, when I
Essay to draw from all created things
Deep, heartfelt, inward joy that closely clings;
And trace in leaves and flowers that round me lie
Lessons of love and earnest piety.
So let it be; and if the wide world rings
In mock of this belief, it brings
Nor fear, nor grief, nor vain perplexity.
So will I build my altar in the fields,
And the blue sky my fretted dome shall be,
And the sweet fragrance that the wild flower yields
Shall be the incense I will yield to Thee,
Thee only God! and thou shalt not despise
Even me, the priest of this poor sacrifice.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 -1834) is an English poet, literary critic and philosopher. He and his friend Wordsworth are regarded as the founders of the Romantic Movement in English Literature. He is best known for his poems THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER and KUBLA KHAN. His major prose work is BIOGRAPHIA LITERARIA.
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