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Famous Sea Horse Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Sea Horse poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous sea horse poems. These examples illustrate what a famous sea horse poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Pope, Alexander
Here Amphitrite sails through myrtle bow'rs;
There gladiators fight, or die in flow'rs;
Unwater'd see the drooping sea horse mourn,
And swallows roost in Nilus' dusty urn.

My Lord advances with majestic mien,
Smit with the mighty pleasure, to be seen:
But soft--by regular approach--not yet--
First through the length of yon hot terrace sweat;
And when up ten steep slopes you've dragg'd your thighs,
Just at his study door he'll bless your eyes.

His study! with wh...Read More

by Browning, Robert I avowed
At starting, is my object.  Nay, we'll go
Together down, sir.  Notice Neptune, though,
Taming a sea horse, thought a rarity,
Which Claus of Innsbruck cast in bronze for me!...Read More

by Brautigan, Richard
...t was in the center of a glass square surrounded 
by red flowers and fountains. The monument 
was in the shape of a sea horse and the plaque read
We got hot and died....Read More

by Rakosi, Carl
...onge and kelpleaf.
Halicystus the Sea Bottle

resembles emeralds 
and is the largest 
cell in the world.

Young sea horse
Hippocampus twenty
minutes old,

nobody has ever 
seen this marine 
freak blink.

It radiates on
terminal vertebra 
a comb of twenty

upright spines 
and curls 
its rocky tail.

Saltflush lobster
bull encrusted swims

backwards from the rock.

From The Collected Poems of Carl Rakosi. Copyright © 1986 by Callman Rawley....Read More

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