The helmsman steered, the ship moved on

The helmsman steered, the ship moved on

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:

The helmsman steered, the ship moved on;
     Yet never a breeze up blew;
The mariners all 'gan to work the ropes,
     Where they were wont to do;
They raised their limbs like lifeless tools --
     We were a ghastly crew.



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