The Water-Snakes

Willy Pogány

Watercolor

6 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches; with border: 7 1/2 x 5 1/16 inches

c. 1910

From Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner:

Beyond the shadow of the ship,
     I watched the water-snakes:
They moved in tracks of shining white
And when they reared, the elfish light
     Fell off in hoary flakes.



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