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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 4-1

Adelie penguins after a blizzard at Cape Denison / photograph by Frank Hurley

Originally uploaded by State Library of New South Wales


“I fear thee, ancient mariner!
I fear thy skinny hand!
And thou art long, and lank, and brown,
As is the ribbed sea-sand.

I fear thee and thy glittering eye,
And thy skinny hand, so brown.” -
Fear not, fear not, thou Wedding-Guest!
This body dropt not down.

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