A Pledge from Paradise


“If a man could pass through Paradise in a dream, and have a flower presented to him as a pledge that his soul had really been there, and if he found that flower in his hand when he awake – Aye, what then?”

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Anima Poetæ : From the Unpublished Note-books of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1895) edited by Ernest Hartley Coleridge, p. 282

 
 

Alice’s Evidence. Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as interpreted by Salvador Dali (1969)

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2 thoughts on “A Pledge from Paradise

  1. Coleridge offered a contradiction, did he not? For if we have proof that Paradise exists, then we no longer require Faith in something unchanging beyond ourselves to aspire to. Instead we would have in hand a symbol of our mortality to watch wither which is to say no guarantee that we can do anything more.

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