Categorie archieven: poetry

The hero overcomes suffering

Why do we leave the theatre with a feeling of fulfilment after attending a tragedy? . Between advancing a step further and living through tragedy there is a link. […] The soul needs to form an organ so that it can bear suffering. Like the eye was formed by light, the ear by sound, suffering […]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (text of 1834)

First voice `But why drives on that ship so fast, Without or wave or wind?’ Second voice `The air is cut away before, And closes from behind. Argument How a Ship having passed the Line was driven by storms to the cold Country towards the South Pole; and how from thence she made her course […]