Sunday, November 2, 2014

Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The longest poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, at the dawn of the Romantic poets era, if long poems and flights of fancy are for you, here is a LINK to the full text

These illustrations are by Gustave Dore and accompany the text well.
Even without a wikipedia entry pointing it all out, many have probably heard many a reference to this poem in many a way. Referenced in The Simpsons, Firefly, QI, everywhere!

It was considered a GOOD omen to see an Albatross (alive!) at sea, Captain Malcolm Reynolds knew that ;)

If you like metal, Iron Maiden have a brilliant 13 and a half minute spectacular based on the poem. Apart from perhaps demonising the poor little albatross a touch much, it contains lines from the poem and is a brilliant adaptation of it

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