The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
I was told years ago to read this poem. I printed it out and tried, but it was too long. See, I'm not big on poetry... Really, really not.
Right now I am both in a poetry class (I HAD NO CHOICE!!!) and
just finished a poetry unit in another. In that English Studies class, we had to read Wordsworth & Coleridge's Lyrical Ballads
. One of them was Ancient Mariner, and confronted with such a long poem after already being poetried out, I decided to see if I could find a reading of it online so I could listen to it in the car.http://librivox.org/the-rime-of-the-ancient-mariner-by-samuel-taylor-coleridge/
It's about a half-hour long. And I actually sorta love it. I've listened to it about four times now, once even after I was tested on it so it was no longer necessary.
In fact, on the test, we were asked to identify a passage and its significance, and just reading the words made me all happy inside, thinking about the poem.
And it's about the perfect length for my drive to school... I just downloaded it onto my phone and played it on the car speakers. Great. Also, the reader does a really good job.
OK, so I guess I am
big on poetry. Sometimes. :D