Monday Prompt: Shrouds

The last prompt came from Coleridge's long but intense poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner". If you look for it on Youtube you'll find a lot of links to an Iron Maiden song based on the poem, but I'm putting a link to a reading by Richard Burton, who was an actor famous in his day not only for his tempestuous marriages to actor Elizabeth Taylor, but also for having a voice that could have made the phone book sound interesting.

You can also hear him on Jeff Wayne's musical version of The War of the Worlds.

If you set out to read "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" for yourself, be sure to give yourself lots of time. This poem is known for its sustained narrative power, which is to say that once you start, and have got the hang of the rhythms and language, it's very hard to stop.

Now for another Gothic flavoured prompt: Some say she sees my lady's shroud.