I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections and the truth of imagination — what the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth — whether it existed before or not.
letter to Benjamin Bailey 22 November 1817
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POEM OF THE MONTH
Sonnet: On the Sea (1817)
It keeps eternal whisperings around
Desolate shores, and with its mighty swell
Gluts twice ten thousand caverns, till the spell
Of Hecate leaves them their old shadowy sound.
Often ’tis in such gentle temper found
That scarcely will the very smallest shell
Be mov’d for days from whence it sometime fell,
When last the winds of heaven were unbound.
Oh ye! who have your eye-balls vex’d and tir’d,
Feast them upon the wideness of the Sea;
Oh ye! whose ears are dinn’d with uproar rude,
Or fed too much with cloying melody,--
Sit ye near some old cavern’s mouth, and brood
Until ye start, as if the sea-nymphs quir’d!
ILLUSTRATION OF THE MONTH
Henry Justice Ford, illustration from
'The Six Brothers',
The Yellow Fairy Book,
ed. Andrew and Nora Lang (1906)