THE LANGUAGE OF THE SUN AND MOON : DRAWING ON BOEHME.

You may have noticed in our readings of “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” how the sun and moon are significant presences in the poem. Coleridge thought deeply on the subject of symbols and symbolic language. He saw Nature as reflecting the language of God the Creator and he also conceived that the poetic imagination,Continue reading “THE LANGUAGE OF THE SUN AND MOON : DRAWING ON BOEHME.”

“THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER” PART 2

The Sun now rose upon the right: Out of the sea came he, still hid in mist, and on the left Went down into the sea, And the good south wind still blew behind, But no sweet bird did follow, Nor any day for food or play Came to the mariners’ hollo. And I hadContinue reading ““THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER” PART 2″

THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER PART 1

ARGUMENT How a Ship having passed the Line was driven by storms to the Cold country towards the South Pole; and how from thence she made her course to the tropical Latitude of the Great Pacific Ocean; and of the strange things that befell; and in what manner the Ancyent Marinere came back to hisContinue reading “THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER PART 1”

INTRODUCING “THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER”.

ARGUMENTHow a Ship having passed the Line was driven by storms to the cold Country towards the South Pole; and how from thence she made her course to the tropical Latitude of the Great Pacific Ocean; and of the strange things that befell; and in what manner the Ancyent Marinere came back to his ownContinue reading “INTRODUCING “THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER”.”