The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Who can forget Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s haunting introduction to his masterpiece, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner?

It is an ancient Mariner, And he stoppeth one of three. `By thy long grey beard and glittering eye, Now wherefore stopp’st thou me?’

Come along to hear the Poetry at SMSA group give a dramatic reading of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, on 13th November, 216 years to the day that Coleridge began writing this epic poem. Find out why the poem is considered:

  • A masterpiece of world literature
  • one of the great narratives
  • a poem which possesses you and never leaves you
  • a myth of a guilty soul
  • a study of crime, punishment and the redemptive power of love.

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