Article Title

Set to Sea


Natlalie Hatch


Dependable, Toddler, Preschool, Primary, Intermediate, sea, sailor, poet, popeye, publication

Document Type

Book Review


There was once a large man who dreamed of being a poet. He ran up tabs at the local taverns and bars by day and slept near the sea by night, hoping to draw inspiration for his poetry. One night, he is knocked out and shanghaied onto a boat where he becomes a regular sailor subject to bad food, violence, the pain and hardships of the sea, and the life of a sailor. He learns to see the sea through a sailor's eyes as well as see the things that were missing from his poetry and writing. Finally, after a lifetime at sea and travels around the ocean blue, he completes a book and can finally find the peace he was searching for.