What Is Life?
- Resembles Life what once was held of Light,
- Too ample in itself for human sight ?
- An absolute Self—an element ungrounded—
- All, that we see, all colours of all shade
- By encroach of darkness made ?—
- Is very life by consciousness unbounded ?
- And all the thoughts, pains, joys of mortal breath,
- A war-embrace of wrestling Life and Death ?
1805, published 1829.
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