After the flood, they lived on their own for many years, unable to find mates. The animals came to the ark in such numbers that Noah could not take them all; he had them sit by the door of the ark, and he took in the animals which lay down at the door.
But amidst this joyous celebration of the bird, the Wedding Guest suddenly interjects into the story, revealing that while telling this part of his tale the Mariner looks like he is greatly plagued by fiends. He instructed Yima to build a vara, a large square enclosure, in which to keep specimens of small and large cattle, human beings, dogs, birds, red flaming fires, plants and foodstuffs, two of every kind.
From his heavenly window, the supreme god Pramzimas saw nothing but war and injustice among mankind. He gave his host a small fish in a vessel and said he would reward the host if he did not eat the fish but returned it then. The poem begins with a description of the Mariner, and immediately attention is drawn to his eyes, and his power to hold the Wedding Guest and force the young man to hear his tale.
They challenged Noah to make good his threats and mocked him when, under Allah's inspiration, he built a ship. He was instructed to build a great ship and carry beasts and birds upon it. In addition to Noah, his wife Naamah, and their sons and sons' wives, Falsehood and Misfortune also took refuge on the ark.
The sailors change their minds again and blame the mariner for the torment of their thirst. The waters were driven to the ends of the earth by a great wind and became the sea Vourukasha "Wide-Gulfed". The present race of men is a recent creation.
From her stretched-out legs ran water which flooded the land, and Ngolle herself drowned. Allah commanded the earth to swallow the water and the sky to clear, and the ship came to rest on Al-Judi. They soon find that they made a grave mistake in supporting this crime, as it arouses the wrath of spirits who then pursue the ship "from the land of mist and snow"; the south wind that had initially led them from the land of ice now sends the ship into uncharted waters near the equator, where it is becalmed.
At this, God resolved to destroy mankind, except Tumbainot found grace in His eyes. Those which escaped the beasts drowned in the flood. Finally the mariner comes in sight of his homeland, but is initially uncertain as to whether or not he is hallucinating. These notes or glossesplaced next to the text of the poem, ostensibly interpret the verses much like marginal notes found in the Bible.
The rotten remains of the ship sink in a whirlpool, leaving only the mariner behind. God, upset at mankind's wickedness, resolved to destroy it, but Noah was righteous and found favor with Him.
In Biographia Literaria, Coleridge wrote: Evidence of the flood can still be seen in the form of drowned cities on the coast of Africa and ship moorings high above the coast of the Black Sea.Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet.
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