He apparently inhabits a stripped off office with an outdated laptop without internet connection as he had mutilated its Ethernet cable or even a single game (Grossman 2010).
As with many other great poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge found a kindred spirit and a comrade in the arts through fellow English poet William Wordsworth. It was through their friendship and first attempt at collaboration that ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ was born. Final lines of the poem are attributed to Wordsworth and his sister at the time when their walk instigated its inspiration. Coleridge initiated writing the poem as they have planned when Wordsworth saw that he is better able to finish it completely and so the poem took on one of the major points the two had in mind for poetry. They were determined to demonstrate “two cardinal points of poetry, the power of exciting the sympathy of the reader by a faithful adherence to the truth of nature, and the power of giving the interest of novelty by the modifying colours of imagination” (Coleridge 1908, 12). The previous being exemplified by Wordsworth and Coleridge for the latter.
That there is the occasional possibility of being under the state of being that influences the yearning for the creation of something sublime and transcending the ephemeral. At the same time, there is also there is also moments wherein the most benign occurrences could induce creativity that propels writing. Such is the romantic undertone which instigated the Ancient Mariner as Coleridge himself expounds. Initiated with a plan he and Wordsworth had devised. Coleridge’s poetry took on a form of its own which is an intricacy of both ideas. This is where, though he may not have attained the parallel veneration as those enjoyed by his contemporaries, he remains a classic worthy of consideration and study. In his subsequent Bibliographia, we are presented with an identifiable Coleridge devoid of ill-feelings