Sonnet to the River Otter
A Poem by Taylor Coleridge
Longing for Childhood Happiness
'Sonnet to the River Otter' is a poem dedicated to reminiscing on the memory of a childhood that has already passed. The unnamed speaker in this sonnet describes a river where the speaker spent the majority of their time as a child. The speaker reminisces of time when they were carefree and spent the day admiring this "gleaming" river.