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#1    man_in_mudboots

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Posted 24 February 2004 - 10:36 PM

there is a poem i wna to find. its called the listeners, but i dont now the poet so can t find it. to jog your memory, its a story where this fellow rides in, knocks on an old castles door a couple times, and yells that he did his side of the deal, he came here, but no one met him, so tell his lord that hes goin now. the echo is herad by listeners, who let him ride away unpaid. but the story does not tell what the listeners are, what they were doing, and its truly creepy.


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Posted 24 February 2004 - 10:40 PM

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Posted 24 February 2004 - 10:47 PM

thats the one! thanks alot. now, lets talk about what you think the listeners were, what the traveler was doing, and what the bargain was.

i like think the listeners were the harbingers of death, and that the man had made a deal that he would not be visited by them, so living forever. 'the last man left awake' could mean that he was the only man not to know the sleep of death. the rest is for your imagination.

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Posted 24 February 2004 - 11:03 PM

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Posted 03 March 2004 - 01:39 AM

sorry, but ghosts are just a little too mundane for me........


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Posted 03 March 2004 - 01:53 AM

Cool poem but If you want some real freaky stuff Read "Dolores"  

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Posted 07 March 2004 - 05:18 AM

Here is a cool one for you, mudboots...

Hear the rime of the ancient mariner
See his eye as he stops one of three
Mesmerises one of the wedding guests
Stay here and listen to the nightmares of the sea.

And the music plays on, as the bride passes by
Caught by his spell and the mariner tells his tale.

Driven south to the land of the snow and ice
To a place where nobody's been
Through the snow fog flies on the albatross
Hailed in God's name, hoping good luck it brings.

And the ship sails on, back to the North
Through the fog and ice and the albatross follows on.

The mariner kills the bird of good omen
His shipmates cry against what he's done
BUt when the fog clears, they justify him
And make themselves a part of the crime.

Sailing on and on and north across the sea
Sailing on and on and north 'til all is calm.

The albatross begins with its vengeance
A terrible curse a thirst has begun
His shipmates blame bad luck on the mariner
About his neck, the dead bird is hung.

And the curse goes on and on at sea
And the curse goes on and on for them and me.

"Day after day, day after day,
we stuck nor breath nor motion
as idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean
Water, water everywhere and
all the boards did shrink
Water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink."

There calls the mariner
There comes a ship over the line
BUt how can she sail with no wind in her sails and no tide.

See...onward she comes
Onward she nears out of the sun
See, she has no crew
She has no life, wait but here's two.

Death and she Life in Death,
They throw their dice for the crew
She wins the mariner and he belongs to her now.
Then...crew one by one
they drop down dead, two hundred men
She...she, Life in Death.
She lets him live, her chosen one.

"One after one by the star dogged moon,
too quick for groan or sigh
each turned his facce with a ghastly pang
and cursed me with his eye
four times fifty living men
(and I heard nor sigh nor groan)
with heavy thump, a lifeless lump,
they dropped down one by one."

The curse it lives on in their eyes
The mariner wished he'd die
Along with the sea creatures
But they lived on, so did he.

and by the light of the moon
He prays for their beauty not doom
With heart he blesses them
God's creatures all of them too.

Then the spell starts to break
The albatross falls from his neck
Sinks down like lead into the sea
Then down in falls comes the rain.

Hear the groans of the long dead seamen
See them stir and they start to rise
Bodies lifted by good spirits
None of them speak and they're lifelesss in their eyes

And revenge is still sought, penance starts again
Cast into a trance and the nightmare carries on.

Now the curse is finally lifted
And the mariner sights his home
spirits go fromhe long dead bodies
Form their own light and the mariner's left alone.

And then a boat came sailing towards him
It was a joy he could not believe
The pilot's boat, his son and the hermit,
Penance of life will fall onto him.

And the ship sinks like lead into the sea
And the hermit shrieves the mariner of his sins.

The mariner's bound to tell of his story
To tell this tale wherever he goes
To teach God's word by his own example
That we must love all things thaat God made.

And the wedding guest's a sad and wiser man
And the tale goes on and on and on.

by Steve Harris, Iron Maiden
based on the poem by Samuel Coleridge


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Posted 07 March 2004 - 05:39 AM

Finally found a link to Dolores so ....link to Dolores

I won't post it here,not due to copyright (it's public domain) but due to length. And it is very morbid and some of the subject matter may be found offensive to some....Anyway Enjoy....

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Soon it's over, all the dwarfs defeated
The silence of the caverns stand still
Orcs took the command of the caves and depths
The darklord has reached his will ---Battlelore

Fill my mug, I just want to forget
All the troubles and fighting
And the ghosts in my head --Battlelore




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