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" Beyond the shadow of the ship, I watched the water-snakes: They moved in tracks of shining white, And when they reared, the elfish light Fell off in hoary flakes. Within the shadow of the ship I watched their rich attire: Blue, glossy green, and velvet... "
The Poetical and Dramatic Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: With a Life of ... - Page 94
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1836 - 403 pages
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Writing for an Endangered World

Lawrence BUELL - Literary Criticism - 2009 - 384 pages
...lifted at the epiphanic moment when, unexpectedly, the mariner beholds the water snakes as beautiful — "They moved in tracks of shining white, / And when...reared, / the elfish light / Fell off in hoary flakes" — and "I blessed them unaware." This is an even more striking turn than the equivalent point near...
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Awe for the Tiger, Love for the Lamb: A Chronicle of Sensibility to Animals

Rod Preece - Nature - 2002 - 436 pages
...beholdeth Beyond the shadow of the ship, God's creatures of the great calm I watched the water snakes; They moved in tracks of shining white, And when they...swam; and every track Was a flash of golden fire. Their beauty and their happiness O happy living things! no tongue Their beauty might declare: A spring...
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Shelley Among Others: The Play of the Intertext and the Idea of Language

Stuart Peterfreund - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 432 pages
...Compare Shelley's description of these "parasites" with Coleridge's description of the water-snakes. Within the shadow of the ship I watched their rich...swam; and every track Was a flash of golden fire. (CPW, i: 11. 277-81) 65. Wordsworth writes of how The Youth, who daily farther from the east Must travel,...
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Selected Poetry

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Poetry - 2002 - 260 pages
...Beyond the shadow of the ship, I watched the water-snakes: They moved in tracks of shining white, 310 And when they reared, the elfish light Fell off in...rich attire: Blue, glossy green, and velvet black, 315 They coiled and swam; and every track Was a flash of golden fire. O happy living things! no tongue...
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La ballata del vecchio marinaio Kubla Khan

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Poetry - 2002 - 92 pages
...Beyond the shadow of the ship, I watched the water-snakes: They moved in tracks of shining white, 27$ And when they reared, the elfish light Fell off in...watched their rich attire: Blue, glossy green, and vdvet black, 280 They coiled and swam; and every track Was a flash of golden fire. Their beauty and...
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Album de Valparaíso

Elvira Hernández - 2002 - 72 pages
...satinado, terciopelo negro se retorcían y nadaban; y cada estela era un relámpago de fuego y de oro. Within the shadow of the ship / I watched their rich...green, and velvet black, / They coiled and swam; and very track / Was a flash of golden fire (SAMUEL TAYLOR C.) Entre el Hotel Bristol y el Hotel Lancaster...
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La ballata del vecchio marinaio Kubla Khan

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Poetry - 2002 - 92 pages
...water-snakes: They moved in tracks of shining white, n3 And when they reared, the elfish light Peli off in hoary flakes. Within the shadow of the ship...rich attire: Blue, glossy green, and velvet black, 280 They coiled and swam; and every track Was a flash of golden fire. Their beauty and theìr happiness....
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Medicine and Literature: The Doctor's Companion to the Classics, Volume 1

John Salinsky - Medical - 2002 - 252 pages
...first years). Then, miraculously, he's watching beautiful water snakes, rather than 'slimy things': Blue, glossy green, and velvet black, They coiled...swam; and every track Was a flash of golden fire. Oh happy living things! no tongue Their beauty might declare: A spring of love gushed from my heart,...
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2003 - 78 pages
...Moon, he Beyond the shadow of the ship, beholdeth God's creatures of the j watched the water -snakes: They moved in tracks of shining white, And when they...swam; and every track Was a flash of golden fire. Their beauty and their happiness. O happy living things! no tongue Their beauty might declare: A spring...
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Lyrical Ballads and Other Poems

William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Ballads, English - 2003 - 356 pages
...beholdclh God's creatures of the great calm. Beyond the shadow of the ship; I watched the water-snakes: They moved in tracks of shining white, And when they...off in hoary flakes. Within the shadow of the ship 1 watched their rich attire: Blue, glossy green, and velvet black, They coiled and swam; and every...
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