I pass, like night, from land to land;
I have strange power of speech;
That moment that his face I see,
I know the man that must hear me:
To him my tale I teach.
This is one of the last stanzas from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. It describes how he was cursed to wander the earth, telling his story to whoever he meets.
Does he have to do that forever? The title of the poem does call him the "ancient" mariner. Is he cursed with immortality?