It’s been a long time since I’ve read Coleridge. How many of us first encountered him in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner? Written in 1798, the poem still has a truth we need to hear today.
We are all connected in a beautiful web of life that includes everything, not just our human family. Remembering that should help us walk more slowly and live more gently.
He prayeth well, who loveth well
Both man and bird and beast.
He prayeth best, who loveth best
All things both great and small;
For the dear God who loveth us,
He made and loveth all.