Sunday, October 21, 2018

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October 21, 2018

Written During a Temporary Blindness in the Year 1799

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

About This Poem


"Written During a Temporary Blindness in the Year 1799" was published in Poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (C.S. Francis, 1848).


Samuel Taylor Coleridge was born on October 21, 1772, in Devonshire, England. His books include Sibylline Leaves: A Collection of Poems (Rest Fenner, 1817), Lyrical Ballads, with a Few Other Poems (T. N. Longman, 1798), and Poems on Various Subjects (C. G. & J Robinson, 1796), among others. He died in London, England, on July 25, 1834.


Poetry by Coleridge


Sibylline Leaves

(Tredition Classics, 2013)

"Alice at Seventeen: Like a Blind Child" by Darcy Cummings


"Blind Boone's Apparitions" by Tyehimba Jess


"A Study in Perspective" by Constance Merritt


October Guest Editor: Ross Gay


Thanks to Ross Gay, author of Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015), who curated Poem-a-Day this month. Read more about Gay and our guest editors for the year.

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"Written During a Temporary Blindness in the Year 1799" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge