Salt water poems and ballads is a book of poetry on themes of seafaring and maritime history by john masefield it was first published in 1916 by macmillan with illustrations by charles pears many of the poems had been published in masefields earlier collections salt water ballads 1902 ballads 1903 and ballads and poems 1910. This week i read salt water poems and ballads by john masefield this book is a collection of poems and ballads that are completely separate from one another they all have their own little storyline and their own set of characters my favorite part of the book was a poem called the wanderer. Salt water poems and ballads by masefield john 1878 1967 publication date 1916 publisher new york the macmillan company collection americana digitizing sponsor google book from the collections of university of michigan language english. His salt water ballads were published when masefield was 24 after he had been to sea of the collection of 50 ballads ive chosen a few favorites the links below take you to each individual poem or scroll down to read them in order. The salt water poems and ballads were published in the new days of the twentieth century by a young man newly home in britain but freshly off a ship which arguably had been his truest home since before his eighteenth birthday
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