The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Bath Mat

Bath Mat

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

by Mailboxdisco
$25.00

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DESCRIPTION

The perfect bath mats: fuzzy, foamy and finely enhanced with brilliant art. With a soft, quick-dry microfiber surface, memory foam cushion and skid-proof backing, our shower mats are a cut above your typical rug. Keep them clean with a gentle machine wash (no bleach!) and make sure to hang dry.

ABOUT THE ART

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. I realise this image is essentially the opposite of the way the poem goes but I still feel it represents this classic tale well. The poem was written by by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. It is a sailors tale of a epic journey at sea.
A ship is driven south by a storm to Antarctic waters. An albatross appears and leads them to safety. However the Mariner kills the albatross. As the whether calms and warms the sailors are happy until the wind stops.

"Day after day, day after day,
We stuck, nor breath nor motion;
As idle as a painted ship
Upon a painted ocean."

The crew hang the albatross around the mariners neck to show the burden he carries for this.

Ah! Well a-day! What evil looks
Had I from old and young!
Instead of the cross, the albatross
About my neck was hung.

The poem goes on as the death and despair visit the ship, but the mariner is spared. When he prays the bird falls from his neck, but the burden new leaves him, he walks the earth telling his tale.

This design has a black and white albatross flying with a human skull around it's neck.

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