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Post by aradlaw » July 19th, 2012, 6:18 am

On Passing Deadman’s Island by Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

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Thomas Moore was an Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer. In 1803 he was appointed registrar to the Admiralty in Bermuda, he found his work very light and uninspiring, so only spent around three months on the island. Because of his brief stay there he has sometimes been treated as an unofficial poet laureate of Bermuda. After leaving Bermuda he travelled across the United States and Canada in a Grand Tour. His stay in Nova Scotia was possibly the inspiration for this poem. ( Summary from Wikipedia )
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SEE you, beneath yon cloud so dark,
Fast gliding along a gloomy bark?
Her sails are full,—though the wind is still,
And there blows not a breath her sails to fill!

Say, what doth that vessel of darkness bear?
The silent calm of the grave is there,
Save now and again a death-knell rung,
And the flap of the sails with night-fog hung.

There lieth a wreck on the dismal shore
Of cold and pitiless Labrador;
Where, under the moon, upon mounts of frost,
Full many a mariner’s bones are tost.

Yon shadowy bark hath been to that wreck,
And the dim blue fire, that lights her deck,
Doth play on as pale and livid a crew
As ever yet drank the churchyard dew.

To Deadman’s Isle, in the eye of the blast,
To Deadman’s Isle, she speeds her fast;
By skeleton shapes her sails are furled,
And the hand that steers is not of this world!

Oh! hurry thee on,—oh! hurry thee on,
Thou terrible bark, ere the night be gone,
Nor let morning look on so foul a sight
As would blanch forever her rosy light!
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Post by aradlaw » July 22nd, 2012, 8:23 am

Welcome to the new Fortnightly Poem,have fun. :D
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Post by Vandermast » July 22nd, 2012, 11:50 am

Oooooh, spooky! :shock: I shall enjoy this one. :mrgreen:

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Post by J_N » July 22nd, 2012, 12:41 pm

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Post by Vandermast » July 22nd, 2012, 3:09 pm

Did this inspire Coleridge, d'you think, or vice versa?

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Post by cynm1788 » July 22nd, 2012, 3:59 pm

Section: "On Passing Deadman’s Island by Thomas Moore"

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Time: 01:46
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Post by CaprishaPage » July 22nd, 2012, 10:15 pm

Here ya go! :D
This one was a little spooky. I had visions of Johnny Depp on the Black Pearl. :D

Duration: 01:53
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Post by jannie » July 23rd, 2012, 10:01 am

Here's mine - with thoughts of Pirates of the Caribbean lurking in the background!

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Post by aradlaw » July 23rd, 2012, 3:05 pm

What a ghastly start to the week, :twisted: thank you Julia, Jason, Cynthia, Caprisha and jannie :thumbs:
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Post by LenXZ1 » July 25th, 2012, 3:10 pm

Vandermast wrote:Did this inspire Coleridge, d'you think, or vice versa?

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Duration: 1:34.
There does seem to be some possible influence here. The two poets were contemporaries. If there was influence, it must have been Coleridge who inspired Moore. "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" was published in Lyrical Ballads in 1798, while the full title of Moore's poem is "On Passing Deadman's Island, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Late in the Evening, September, 1804."

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Post by LenXZ1 » July 25th, 2012, 4:08 pm

Halloween in July! Yes, those spectral sailors sailing a ship without wind do seem to be borrowed from Coleridge's ghostly ship.

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Post by aradlaw » July 26th, 2012, 3:50 pm

Thank you Len, a most spirited reading. :twisted:
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Post by Jeff1965 » July 27th, 2012, 12:54 am

Hello! I had such fun recording my first poem on librivox the other day I decided to do another.
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Length 1:42

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