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Famous Short Sea Poems. Short Sea Poetry by Famous Poets. A collection of the all-time best Sea short poems

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by Derek Walcott

The Sea Is History

 The Sea Is History

by Kobayashi Issa

These sea slugs

 These sea slugs,
they just don't seem

by Emily Dickinson

Least Rivers -- docile to some sea

 Least Rivers -- docile to some sea.
My Caspian -- thee.

by Emily Dickinson

Nor Mountain hinder Me

 Nor Mountain hinder Me
Nor Sea --
Who's Baltic --
Who's Cordillera?

by Emily Dickinson

How slow the Wind --

 How slow the Wind --
how slow the sea --
how late their Fathers be!

by Yosa Buson

The spring sea rising

 The spring sea rising
and falling, rising
 and falling all day.

by Emily Dickinson

An Hour is a Sea

 An Hour is a Sea
Between a few, and me --
With them would Harbor be --

by Emily Dickinson

If my Bark sink

 If my Bark sink
'Tis to another sea --
Mortality's Ground Floor
Is Immortality --

by Emily Dickinson

Go travelling with us!

 "Go travelling with us!"
Her travels daily be
By routes of ecstasy
To Evening's Sea --

by Walt Whitman

To Old Age

 I SEE in you the estuary that enlarges and spreads itself grandly as it pours in the great

by Emily Dickinson

A Sloop of Amber slips away

 A Sloop of Amber slips away
Upon an Ether Sea,
And wrecks in Peace a Purple Tar,
The Son of Ecstasy --

by Robert Herrick


 What though the sea be calm? Trust to the shore;
Ships have been drown'd, where late they danced before.

by Emily Dickinson

Between My Country -- and the Others --

 Between My Country -- and the Others --
There is a Sea --
But Flowers -- negotiate between us --
As Ministry.

by Emily Dickinson

If wrecked upon the Shoal of Thought

 If wrecked upon the Shoal of Thought
How is it with the Sea?
The only Vessel that is shunned
Is safe -- Simplicity --

by Mother Goose

Three Wise Men Of Gotham

Three wise men of Gotham
Went to sea in a bowl;
If the bowl had been stronger
My song had been longer.

by Hilda Doolittle

The Pool

 Are you alive? 
I touch you.
You quiver like a sea-fish.
I cover you with my net.
What are you - banded one?

by Emily Dickinson

Upon a Lilac Sea

 Upon a Lilac Sea
To toss incessantly
His Plush Alarm
Who fleeing from the Spring
The Spring avenging fling
To Dooms of Balm

by Adelaide Crapsey


Sun and wind and beat of sea,
Great lands stretching endlessly…
Where be bonds to bind the free?
All the world was made for me! 

by Emily Dickinson

My Garden -- like the Beach

 My Garden -- like the Beach --
Denotes there be -- a Sea --
That's Summer --
Such as These -- the Pearls
She fetches -- such as Me

by Carl Sandburg


 SAND of the sea runs red
Where the sunset reaches and quivers.
Sand of the sea runs yellow Where the moon slants and wavers.

by Emily Dickinson

Sweet Pirate of the heart

 Sweet Pirate of the heart,
Not Pirate of the Sea,
What wrecketh thee?
Some spice's Mutiny --
Some Attar's perfidy?
Confide in me.

by Edward Lear

N was a net


was a net
Which was thrown in the sea
To catch fish for dinner
For you and for me.


Nice little net!

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Fair Isle At Sea

 FAIR Isle at Sea - thy lovely name
Soft in my ear like music came.
That sea I loved, and once or twice I touched at isles of Paradise.

by Ogura Hyakunin Isshu

Sangi Takamura

O'er the wide, wide sea,
Towards its many distant isles,
Rowing I set forth.
This, to all the world proclaim, O ye boats of fisher-folk!

by Paul Laurence Dunbar


'T is better to sit here beside the sea,
Here on the spray-kissed beach,
In silence, that between such friends as we
Is full of deepest speech.