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Samuel Taylor Coleridge

What if you slept?
And what if,
In your sleep
You dreamed?
And what if,
In your dream,
You went to Heaven
And there plucked
A strange and
Beautiful flower?
And what if,
When you awoke,
You had the flower
In your hand?

Ah… what then?

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge, “A Strange and Beautiful Flower,” The Complete Poems. (Penguin Classics, October 1, 1997) Originally published 1834.

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