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This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison

This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison

by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison Spirituality Quotes

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Had cross'd the mighty Orb's dilated glory While thou stood'st gazing; or, when all was still, Flew creaking o'er thy head, and had a charm For thee, my gentle-hearted Charles, to whom No sound is dissonant which tells of Life. (74-78)


The bird is a traditional symbol for the spiritual soul that flies "above" the material world. But this bird makes an awkward "creaking" sound that can only be understood in the context of nature as a whole.

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