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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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Apr 20, 08

bookshelves: classic, 2006, poetry, nature, youth, travel, spiritual, scripture, worth-reading-over-and-over
Recommended for: anyone over the age of 10, can be read to some younger children

First read this in grade school and can't even count the number of times I've read it since. It was really fun to read it with my daughters a couple of years ago when we homeschooling. Several familiar phrases/concepts come from this one poem: the idea of the albatross, "Water, water, every where, And all the boards did shrink; Water water, every where, Nor any drop to drink," and, "He prayeth best best who loveth best, All things both great and small; For the dear God who loveth us, He made and loveth all." My edition includes grey and white illustrations by Gustave Doré which seem to fit the poem's mood perfectly.

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