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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 6-8

North and South Heads, Sydney, NSW Originally uploaded by Powerhouse Museum Collection The harbour-bay was clear as glass, So smoothly it was strewn! And on the bay the moonlight lay, And the shadow of the Moon. The rock shone bright, the kirk no less, That stands above the rock: The moonlight steeped in silentness The [...]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 6-7

Wollongong Harbour Originally uploaded by Powerhouse Museum Collection Oh! dream of joy! is this indeed The lighthouse top I see? Is this the hill? is this the kirk? Is this mine own countree? We drifted o’er the harbour-bar, And I with sobs did pray – O let me be awake, my God! Or let me [...]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 6-6

Palm trees along the road, vicinity of Christiansted, Saint Croix, Virgin Islands (LOC) Originally uploaded by The Library of Congress It raised my hair, it fanned my cheek Like a meadow-gale of spring – It mingled strangely with my fears, Yet it felt like a welcoming. Swiftly, swiftly flew the ship, Yet she sailed softly [...]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 6-5

Tree stripped by Geneva, N.Y. cyclone (LOC) Originally uploaded by The Library of Congress Like one, that on a lonesome road Doth walk in fear and dread. And having once turned round walks on, And turns no more his head; Because he knows, a frightful fiend Doth close behind him tread. But soon there breathed [...]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 6-4

Dead German corporal Originally uploaded by Nationaal Archief The pang, the curse, with which they died, Had never passed away: I could not draw my eyes from theirs, Nor turn them up to pray. And now this spell was snapt: once more I viewed the ocean green, And looked far forth, yet little saw Of [...]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 6-3

Almost every bay of the communication sap from Pear trench to Hamel Village contained dead bodies of the enemy Originally uploaded by National Media Museum I woke, and we were sailing on As in a gentle weather: ‘Twas night, calm night, the Moon was high; The dead men stood together. All stood together on the [...]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 6-2

The remains of a massive star that exploded, perhaps being witnessed by Chinese astronomers in 386 A.D. Originally uploaded by Smithsonian Institution (first voice) ‘But why drives on that ship so fast, Without or wave or wind?’ (second voice) ‘The air is cut away before, And closes from behind. Fly, brother, fly! more high, more [...]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 6-1

Igreja da Misericórdia de Arouca, Portugal Originally uploaded by Biblioteca de Arte-Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian PART THE SIXTH (first voice) “‘But tell me, tell me! Speak again, Thy soft response renewing – What makes that ship drive on so fast? What is the ocean doing?’ (second voice) ‘Still as a slave before his lord, The ocean [...]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 5-14

Untitled Originally uploaded by Smithsonian Institution The spirit who bideth by himself In the land of mist and snow, He loved the bird that loved the man Who shot him with his bow.’ The other was a softer voice, As soft as honeydew: Quoth he, ‘The man hath penance done, And penance more will do.’ [...]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 5-13

Man with a female spirit Originally uploaded by National Media Museum How long in that same fit I lay, I have not to declare; But ere my living life returned, I heard and in my soul discerned Two voices in the air. ‘Is it he?’ quoth one, ‘Is this the man? By him who died [...]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 5-12

Trans-Atlantic power-boat DETROIT (LOC) Originally uploaded by The Library of Congress The Sun, right up above the mast, Had fixed her to the ocean: But in a minute she ‘gan stir, With a short uneasy motion – Backwards and forwards half her length With a short uneasy motion. Then, like a pawing horse let go, [...]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 5-11

Fast to a floe under Cape Prescott, Franklin Pierce Bay Originally uploaded by National Maritime Museum Till noon we quietly sailed on, Yet never a breeze did breathe: Slowly and smoothly went the ship, Moved onward from beneath. Under the keel nine fathom deep, From the land of mist and snow, The spirit slid: and [...]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 5-10

Mosman Bay Falls Originally uploaded by Powerhouse Museum Collection And now ’twas like all instruments, Now like a lonely flute; And now it is an angel’s song, That makes the heavens be mute. It ceased; yet still the sails made on A pleasant noise till noon, A noise like of a hidden brook In the [...]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 5-9

Ice sailing (LOC) Originally uploaded by The Library of Congress Around, around, flew each sweet sound. Then darted to the Sun; Slowly the sounds came back again Now mixed, now one by one. Sometimes a-dropping from the sky I heard the skylark sing; Sometimes all little birds that are, How they seemed to fill the [...]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 5-8

Women’s team, Coffs Harbour Jetty Surf Life Saving Club Originally uploaded by State Library of New South Wales “I fear thee ancient Mariner!” “Be calm, thou Wedding-Guest! ‘Twas not these souls that fled in pain, Which to their corses came again, But a troop of spirits blest: For when it dawned – they dropt their [...]