Tanka Ocean Poems | Tanka Poems About Ocean

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First Day of Summer

A misty ocean touches umber cliffs as chintz grass tendrils downward toward tidal foam on summer's tangerine and teal debut 3rd Place 1-10 Lines Old or New Contest Sponsor: Rick Parise 7/22/17

Copyright © Dale Gregory Cozart | Year Posted 2017

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lazily the waves

lap the pebbles on the beach

a crab scurries by

to burrow beneath wet sand

a prisoner of the tides

Copyright © Francine Roberts | Year Posted 2013

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Beach Park Tanka

Blue ocean vistas
Rainforest encroaches down
Tree roots over stone
Vines reach, wind, twine and climb
Clutching trees that cradle them

Burleigh Heads beach path
Pandanus groves, mangroves
Strange variety
Spiky bushes, towering trees
Tiny flowers underfoot

Raggy  paperbarks,
Log bridge, white sand, shallow creek
Invisible birds give song
Each day travel the same path
Only to find it diff’rent.

Copyright © Suzanne Delaney | Year Posted 2014

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Translucent Waves

On golden sands she, Naked to bare without care Translucent waves form Slowly they engage her skin Arched back, pert breasts rise and sigh .

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2014

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tanka VII

warm afternoon's walk alongside picturesque bay seen through blur of hands swatting persistent squadron of annoying bloody flies

Copyright © scott thirtyseven | Year Posted 2015

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Your face unwrinkles
You are imponderable
In your vast silence
In your deep, dark blue embrace
Who dares breach your salty keep?

Copyright © Michael Dom | Year Posted 2013

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Lure of Beauty

Detailed perfection Sea foam created beauty Aphrodite's lure Ageless, eternal temptress Birthed by oceanic surge.

Copyright © Delice Arleen Skelly | Year Posted 2015

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Jaws in real life

Master of the sea
Smells blood from miles away
Swims with dominance
Sharp serrated teeth devours
Naive humans viciously

Copyright © Dustin Craig | Year Posted 2013

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Under the Pier

under the pier
breakers splash pilings
each roller awakens me
to the breath of the sea

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

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Sand between my toes Solitary walk on beach At one with ocean Shoes off, tights removed Perfect summer day, no cloud Quiet except waves. High tide runs for shore Bright pebbles, surf over feet Emancipation. Wet skirt around legs Vision embraced horizon Chimera moment.

Copyright © Delice Arleen Skelly | Year Posted 2015

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Inhaling the Sea

The scent of freedom An epic journey begins The sea to my face My back to the blowing winds Uncertainty breeds new life
penned 12/24/2013 by Wayland Bunch for Andrea's Contest One in Five: For Beauty Strive

Copyright © wayland bunch | Year Posted 2013

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Cormorant and I Share tempestuous moment Wide eyed ocean watch Safely removed from spindrift Waves, spume and spray batter shore.

Copyright © Delice Arleen Skelly | Year Posted 2015

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Rocky Cove

Grey nimbus in sky Ominous feel, rocky cove Precipitation? Walking shingled shore Shiny stones, relentless sea Horizon obscured. Elements no friend Merciless waves, tidal swell Noisy Herring Gull. Walk wet empty cove Steep granite rock, seabirds' roost Precious time alone.

Copyright © Delice Arleen Skelly | Year Posted 2015

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A Quickie

beneath ocean waves
dreams of those who dream - simmer
waiting for that spark
to lift them from their slumber
in vibrant purple bubbles 

David Mohn
-21 Jun 2014-

Copyright © david mohn | Year Posted 2014

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You are my ocean

The blue ocean sea, Surges as you breathe, Waves then follow, Curling their ragged top lip, Rolling pebbles with their heels. (c) 2015 PJ Bayliss

Copyright © PJ Bayliss | Year Posted 2015

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Hatteras Lighthouse

up the steps to observe
tiny people 
scurrying around 
like ants

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

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Deeper Than Ocean

How can you measure
Feelings in my heart
with only a short tape?

It is larger than heaven
It is deeper than ocean.

Copyright © Dhal Bahadur Jirel | Year Posted 2013

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Unicorn and fish
joined in, to create a niche
unlike a notion
in the waves of the ocean 
it looks really awesome 

A whale with a horn
Ocean has a unicorn
it just seemed to be
A Tale of a fish forlorn
Till all the male Narwhals tusked

Tusk and fight they did 
For territory they lead
No risk of a fall
Polar ice makes resolve tall
They are nice and cool Narwhal.

Shrineetee Kar

For the contest by SKAT A

Copyright © Shrineetee Kar | Year Posted 2015

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Lovely dense poem
In the paths of life and death
Ocean in movement
A coveted companion
In a starlight or neon
June 21, 2016

Copyright © Probir Gupta | Year Posted 2016

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Ocean Madness

Ivory cream dress
Ragged with the pass of years 
Long honey blond mane
Wavy and full of gray hair
Walking in the ocean shore

Waiting for someone
Who walk her to the altar
Robbed woman youth years
Seeming as a white spectre
Forgetting to live with pride

Copyright © Nayda Ivette Negron | Year Posted 2016

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Once, we—you and I
Had fallen in the ocean--
((Too afraid to move))
For, dear, we never breathed to
Start with in each other's eyes.

Copyright © L. M. | Year Posted 2017

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The waves curl and crash
Upon the rocks where they splash
White spray swirls in air
Salt water enters the lair
Seagulls fly through, a sweet pair

Heidi Sands


Copyright © Heidi Sands | Year Posted 2017

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The Ocean

The waves disappear,
I feel the ocean sinking,
the rise up again,
I can see the tide come up,
the ocean's purly beauty.

Copyright © Rae Stegall | Year Posted 2007