Since 2017, the Coleridge Memorial Trust has been raising funds to bring a life-sized statue of Romantic poet and philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge to the town of his birth, Ottery St Mary.
On 21st October, 2022, the Coleridge Memorial Statue ~ sculptured by Nicholas Dimbleby ~
will be unveiled at St Mary’s Church, Ottery, on the 250th anniversary of his birth.
The following is a personal celebration of the adventurous spirit of STC in his early years as a poet when he’d explore, as he put it, the sense of beauty in forms and sound.
My exploration is found in a line from Coleridge and set to the music of a modern aeolian loop.