It ate the food it ne'er had eat

from Samuel Taylor Coleridge – Rime Of The Ancient Mariner on Rap Genius


Human food.

The fact that the albatross has never eaten human food suggests an otherworldly and diving presence in it. The albatross is one of the most unique birds in the world — it glides for miles over open ocean, and is the largest of all birds. This suggests a powerful, divine, perhaps angelic presence.

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