NaBloPoMo-2013-11-06 Emerson Inn by the Sea

This lovely bed and breakfast--the Emerson Inn by the Sea--is where Ralph Waldo Emerson spent some time.

This lovely bed and breakfast–the Emerson Inn by the Sea–is where Ralph Waldo Emerson spent some time. And this is where my husband and I stayed when we vacationed in New England a few years ago.

The Emerson Room was across the hall from the room where my husband and I stayed.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARalph Waldo Emerson’s quote:  To fill the hour–that is happiness.

To fill my hour one evening by the sea, I was inspired to begin a poem  which turned into a narrative.  I’d like to share the beginning lines in today’s post.


The Sea is a Blue Mermaid

The sea is a mermaid that keeps tapping at the door.
Water lapping gently on the banks of Gloucester’s shore.
The foghorn’s beckoning sound within the ocean’s roar
mute to tired fishermen one hundred miles from shore.

© 2013 Freeda Baker Nichols