about nature movement can’t be done without
mentioning Samuel Taylor Coleridge. He started the Romantic movement with the
poet William Wordsworth whom we mentioned earlier. Samuel Taylor Coleridge was born
on the 21th of October , 1772 in England. He died on the 25th July 1834 near
London. Beside being an English lyrical poet, he was also critic and a
philosopher. His Lyrical Ballads that he wrote together with William
Wordsworth characterized the English Romantic movement and his Biographia
Literaria is the most significant work of general literary criticism produced
in the English Romantic period.
In the poem, Coleridge
continuous the Romantic era defining practice of worshipping Nature as an
actual God. Again here the worshiping of nature is featured as a main theme and
therefore fitting with the Nature theme and also fitting with earlier covered poems.
This poem is set in the physical world, this is in contrast with other poems by
Coleridge which have some supernatural element in the. This physical world is
what inspires the poet to offer a prayer to Nature, and it is also the church
where that prayer is offered.
In first 5 lines of
the poem, the poet talks about that only his imagination is that what lets him enjoy
all earthly things. This joy is being felt from deep within the poet heart. He then
talks about that in his imagination, leaves and flowers become his teachers and
that these teachers teach him both how to love and how to have faith.
In the next 3
lines the poet speaks of that he does
not mind reality turning out the way it is intended. Everyone can make fun of this because it isn’t
based on any truths however he doesn’t mind this. He is also not afraid that it
will become untrue. He also doesn’t care that no one else understands it. And
he also does not believe that it will not come to any purpose.
In these final lines,
Coleridge hints at the reader that he will build his own church that is in line
with nature. The dome of this church will be made out of an open sky. He talks
about how he will worship only with the scent of flowers. Nature is the only
God that exists for the Coleridge and that God will even love a man like him.