As idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean...

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

    Water, water, every where,
    And all the boards did shrink;
    Water, water, every where,
    Nor any drop to drink!

    From 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, written in 1797–98

    © Agnes PERROT, cuppyuppycake, and 19 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Ian A Kirk. [deleted] 19 months ago | reply

      "I see no ships! "
      Horatio Nelson RN Retired.....

    2. Tom Webzell 19 months ago | reply

      Fantastic capture Steve, great image and title.

    3. ~*Ms. Spiller*~ 19 months ago | reply

      ----------------Great Image--------------
      LOGO_ BAT

    4. ~*Ms. Spiller*~ 19 months ago | reply

      ~~ Magnificent work !!! ~~
      BAT'S LAIR

      ~Absolutely beautiful !!!~

    5. cobby31 . 19 months ago | reply

      Fantastic capture Steve.

    6. jo 1966 19 months ago | reply

      So simple but SO beautiful it doesn't look like that now! It's pouring here :(

    7. Grandpops Woodlice 19 months ago | reply

      Beautifully simple... simply beautiful .......

      Less is more !!!

    8. Matildabean 19 months ago | reply

      My dad (now 87!) and I learned this off by heart over weeks and weeks when I was small. The memory training served me well in future years! Lovely image

    9. dawn.v 19 months ago | reply

      it does look like a painting, really nice!

    10. sasastro 19 months ago | reply

      such lovely blues

    11. judy dean 19 months ago | reply

      A real sense of the enormity of the ocean...

    12. Sue Nicholson 19 months ago | reply

      Wonderful seascape :)

    13. jaykay72 19 months ago | reply

      Spectacular tones and beautiful simplicity in the composition.

    14. Fletty Flicks 19 months ago | reply

      Yes, simply beautiful Steve :-)

    15. Kingfisher1951 David Ward 19 months ago | reply

      All the comments above and more.Fantastic.

    16. Til.G88 19 months ago | reply

      Great Shot, Does he know where he is going!?!

    17. paulinuk99999 (YAY - travelling again!!) 19 months ago | reply

      excellrnt Steve, nicely spotted and presented

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