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the ocean speaks

the ocean speaks a
language we all understand. . .
serene to surly

For Heather Ober's Ocean-ku Contest

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  1. Date: 2/26/2015 5:08:00 AM
    Yes Connie that is the language of ocean "serene to surly" crystal clear..but the languages of human beings?

  1. Date: 11/2/2014 7:50:00 PM
    I found this gem -- sometime the tone speaks louder than the words -- in any language. I hope you will do more haiku. All the best.

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 11/2/2014 7:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much David. This poem was entered in a contest and got an N/A but I sure have gotten nice comments on it, so thank you my friend. I enjoy haiku as well as most all poetry forms. Aloha, Connie
  1. Date: 9/1/2014 2:37:00 PM
    oh this is neat :) I sure do love a good haiku and this is one of them :)

  1. Date: 7/28/2014 2:59:00 PM
    this is on your third page of best poems. I had forgotten it. Love the contrast of serene to surly.

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 7/28/2014 7:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It did zip in the contest, zero, but I was happy others seemed to like it.
  1. Date: 12/29/2013 5:07:00 AM
    The language of wonder and awe. Nicely done. ~Kilmer

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 11:07:00 AM
    Love it. I always think of Debussy's La Mer, the tone pictures. Love, daver

  1. Date: 5/2/2013 7:03:00 AM
    Hi Connie, I must admit to not being a lover of the sea but I do admire it's beauty. It is my constant view from our veranda here in Paphos. After reading your Haiku, I see a different sea. Great read thank you and congrats on your life membership.

  1. Date: 5/2/2013 12:43:00 AM
    This is most interesting, Connie. I've never thought of the ocean this way before. But I guess it's true we're not always butterflies & rainbows. Sometimes were grumpy and ungraceful. Cool haiku!

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 8:36:00 PM
    Another great haiku!

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 5:55:00 PM
    Wonderful personification! I love this one. Favorite.

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 12:08:00 AM
    yes I really like this one - I hadn't thought of the ocean this way... delightful :)

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 7:04:00 PM
    Wonderful ocean Ku Connie: It captures all the moods of the sea. Love SuZ

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 2:31:00 PM
    'Serene to surly'...One extreme to another...Couldn't be put better, Connie...Good luck in Heather's contest, reads like a winner to me! - Tim

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 6:23:00 AM
    I agree with Chris, btw I can be all of the above---thankfully usually calm but probably not serene--lol

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 12:09:00 AM
    Aha! You did very well with this haiku, Connie -- it is a unique(and I am using "unique" in a positive manner....some people can get offended by supposed implications of the word), one-of-a-kind haiku. Yes, this is an entertaining haiku read for sure.

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 1:28:00 PM
    just have to say my captcha right now is SO true!! it says: DEAR... you Connie are so dear to me... just had to say it! Thank you for your friendship and support!

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 1:27:00 PM
    How true! I like how you thought of this, I never thought of it this way, and it sure does seem that the ocean can express itself better-- wonderful haiku, dear Connie. Thank you for saying what you say about my poem, I am just so humbled with what you said. Means so much to me and I feel guilty, not being active in PFT as well... I hope you have a great week and thank you again, dear! hugs to you!

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 12:56:00 AM
    Connie, I,m not a big fan of Haiku but I have to admit that this little one liner of yours says more than a lot of poems with multiple verses. The words serene and surely are of course, the antithesis of one another and I applaud your choice of using them. Also, thank you ever so much for visiting my corner earlier and commenting on "Concerning the Nature of Creativity." Glad you approved & hope to see more of you here in "PS." All the best, Terry

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 12:07:00 AM
    I hope she loves this one, Connie, because I know I DO!!!

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 4:09:00 AM
    It speaks volumes. Nice one Connie. Rick