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Pencil This In: 'The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner' At Haymarket Pub & Brewery

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 7, 2014 6:30PM

Samuel Taylor Coleridge's epic seafaring poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" contains some of the most vivid imagery in the history of poetry with lines like:

"Water, water, everywhere And all the boards did shrink Water, water, everywhere Nor any drop to drink"


"One after one, by the star-dogged Moon, Too quick for groan or sigh, Each turned his face with a ghastly pang, And cursed me with his eye."

Is it any wonder Iron Maiden recorded a 13-minute song cycle based on the poem?

Coleridge's poem is full of drama and tension, which lends itself well for interpretation by British heavy metal legends and theater companies like The Phantom Collective, which hosts a staged reading of the poem 7:30 p.m. at Haymarket Pub & Brewery. The reading will be preceded by "Rippple," an original piece about being lost at sea and keeping with the theme of the evening.Admission is $15 (cash or check). Haymarket Pub & Brewery is located at 737 W. Randolph St.

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