About the Nightingale by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

From a letter from Coleridge to Wordsworth after writing The Nightingale: In stale blank verse a subject stale I send per post my Nightingale; And like an honest bard, dear Wordsworth, You'll tell me what you think, my Bird's worth. My own opinion's briefly this-- His bill he opens not amiss; And when he has … Continue reading About the Nightingale by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

PART I 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? The Bridegroom’s doors are opened wide, And I am next of kin ; The guests are met, the feast is set : Mayst hear the merry din.’ He holds … Continue reading The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge