Fragment 6: The Moon, how definite its orb!
The poetical works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, ed. James Dykes Campbell (London: Macmillan, 1893). VICT Rare Books No. 151. The complete poetical works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: including poems and versions of poems now published for the first time, ed. Ernest Hartley Coleridge (Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1912). PR 4470 F12 VICT Rare Books.
2Yet gaze again, and with a steady gaze--
3'Tis there indeed,--but where is it not?--
4It is suffused o'er all the sapphire Heaven,
5Trees, herbage, snake-like stream, unwrinkled Lake,
6Whose very murmur does of it partake
7And low and close the broad smooth mountain
8Is more a thing of Heaven than when
9Distinct by one dim shade and yet undivided from the universal cloud
10In which it towers, finite in height.
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