I LOVE Samuel Taylor Coleridge, I used to read the Rime of the Ancient Mariner to my kids when they had trouble sleeping, it just has such amazing flow in the language.
There's no way I could post the whole poem, you'd hate me, but it essentially starts:
It is an ancient Mariner,
And he stoppeth one of three.
`By thy long beard and glittering eye,
Now wherefore stopp'st thou me ?
For an internet version of the whole thing, you could drop by this webpage.
edited to fix an errant html tag