The Little Lass and the Sailor Book Cover

The Little Lass and the Sailor

Sara Bell, an unknown poet, writes in The Little Lass and the Sailor, of the wanderings of a sailor on the frontier of the sea and the love of his little lass. The language of this poem is bold and beautiful.

Written in ballad format, this poem, is a love story, a parable, a deeply spiritual and moving tale of life’s more painful and challenging choices behind the love of the little lass and the sailor.

Behind this poem is really the story of a woman loving an alcoholic man and losing him to the disease. Speaking as one who has lost people that I’ve loved to the disease of alcoholism, this poem strikes a cord in my heart.

I showed this to a recovering alcoholic man once and saw him actually cry in reading it because The Little Lass and the Sailor particularly captures the struggle of a man with the disease and a man’s pain. While in the woman is captured the pain of letting go and moving on. ~ Marcella Parsons