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e.e. cummings "now is a ship" Hand Painted Literary Quote Mug with ship, waves, and anchor- Powder blue, medium size

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"now is a ship

which captain am
sails out of sleep

steering for dream"
-e.e. cummings

The first mug I ever painted--for myself, in my last year of college--had this poem on it. Beyond being mildly obsessed with cummings at the time (I was an English major), I found the sentiments expressed in this poem to be both magical and inspiring. Indeed, why not think of life as a voyage aboard a ship? And still better, why not take the helm and steer your ship out of the sleepy present and sail full-tilt for your dreams?

I still have the original mug. It has no artwork, no color, no embellishments... just these words. And I still drink out of it at least once a week. Thank you, Edward Estlin Cummings. You've done a fine job.

I painted on a powder blue, medium-sized mug (like cloudless skies, or ocean water), spacing the words of the poem as much like the original format as I could. In the middle, above the second stanza, I painted a wee ship atop rollicking waves... to remind you of your journey.

For those with the pluck to go after their dreams, even if they're not quite sure how to sail yet.

Note: There is a small blemish inside the mug, opposite the "now" side. (See last picture.) As far as I can tell, this is a permanent mark of some kind--I have not been able to wash it off. If you are bothered by imperfections, I would advise against purchasing it. :)

All my work is done with heat-set ceramic paint, and is dishwasher and microwave safe. I would advise against the use of strong abrasives, however.

e.e. cummings "now is a ship" Hand Painted Literary Quote Mug with ship, waves, and anchor- Powder blue, medium size

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