Something Childish, but Very Natural

Written in Germany

Original Text: 
S. T. Coleridge, Annual Anthology (London: Biggs; Bristol: T. N. Longman and O. Rees, 1800) B-10 967 Fisher Rare Book Library (Toronto).
1  If I had but two little wings
2    And were a little feathery bird,
3      To you I'd fly, my dear!
4But thoughts like these are idle things,
5      And I stay here.
6  But in my sleep to you I fly:
7    I'm always with you in my sleep!
8      The world is all one's own.
9But then one wakes, and where am I?
10      All, all alone.
11  Sleep stays not, though a monarch bids:
12    So I love to wake ere break of day:
13      For though my sleep be gone,
14Yet while 'tis dark, one shuts one's lids,
15      And still dreams on.
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
J. D. Robins
RPO Edition: 
2RP 2.118.