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Meandering with my imagination,
I felt it flowing, silver like a fish.
This fish grew wings, and with great elation,
I caught a ride on it! It was my wish
to fly beyond the clouds. Where would we go?
The fish became a dolphin bird! He dipped
behind a hill to touch dawn’s orange glow,
then swooped, and like a pancake, I was flipped,
free falling, till he caught me in the sky!
Onto this dolphin bird’s smooth skin I clung.
His wings sun-lit, were gleaming. I could fly
as whistle sounds to me were being sung!
My strange winged creature clicked a joyful tune
when soaring into night, we found the moon!
Originally entitled "Imagination"
for the Dolphin Poetry Contest of Julie Leigh Rodeheaver
Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2016
Flings and wings and rings rejected…
Cupid’s arrows fly deflected…
“It clearly is too late” she signed, “to love, adore or pay me mind”
Penciled lines drew cruel conclusions
mocking mirror’s cracked illusions…
Sometimes, in time, I hang awhile, reflected in her parting smile
Drifting wan, below unheeding
worried, wounded suns a’ bleeding…
Struck dumb by night, no way to say “Let’s sound the stars another way”
Shaking sands frame distant smokestacks,
shanty towns, forsaken oak shacks…
Pursuing dusk, collapsed and dyed, the docile dolphin deftly stride
beyond behind the ebbing tide, towards One-Way Ships of sunken pride
Gypsy dreamer in denial…
Sleep and slumber standing trial…
I never really ever slept inside the cryptic walls she kept
Martian moons provoke the oceans…
Strange enchantments stir the potions…
The mutant molten purple skies ignite subconscious fireflies
Voiceless echoes feigning laughter…
Crushing quiet screaming after…
Vague vagaries pretend to sleep, my conscience crumbles in a heap
Startled stars at dawn are slacking…
Still her tempest sail is tacking…
In fractured dreams sere silhouettes blow foghorns, trumpets, clarinets…
Discarded glowing cigarettes tinge One-Way Ships with pale regrets
Cold cathedral clocks upended…
Frozen second hands suspended…
Beneath the gauze of time I try to while away somewhere nearby
Ticking-tocking time’s a’ tolling…
Cruel eternity’s cajoling…
The future, tattered, calls bereft, with nothing but her shadows left
Brigantines skim gated grottos…
Distant divas voice vibratos…
Though eons pass, then intermix, I’m trapped ’tween time’s untallied ticks
Conquered candles flicker faintly…
Braided tresses quiver quaintly…
Demystified, untamed in time, her face is traced in puppet mime…
Amorphous tongues of jangled rhyme hail One-Way Ships that glide sublime
Bolts of lightning flash unkindly…
Stoned, alone, I huddle blindly…
I drain another dram and bray “she’s far too far too far away”
Twisted waterwheels a’ thirsting…
Flaming flower buds a’ bursting…
Adrift, I stagger far below their unchained magic rainbow glow
White crowned wave crests break unbounded…
Shackled seashore sands lie pounded…
Unleashed, beyond the bridled world, her silver sails, cut loose, unfurled
Captive bluebirds nest in baskets…
Morning glories cover caskets…
Wee ballerinas swirl and spin while giant jokers smirk and grin
and, wasted, I withdraw within carved One-Way Ships in flasks of gin
Continued in Part 2
Copyright © Terry O'Leary | Year Posted 2012
A bevy of wavelets rushes to the shore
while on peach coastline, this quietude I feel,
Under the alloy of rocks not seen before
A hidden water-world encrypts its frothed zeal.
The dolphin in tungsten leaps, and then again
With a belly raised to a marmalade sky;
And another whirl...free like a rust-toned crane
Breaths in awe, an enchantment is my reply.
To be fed by April’s torches, amber- lit
when lazy boats sail on coral of Celeste…
and coiled tides gather a fragrant melon quilt
exulting my Sunday’s pause… my hours’ fine rest.
Silent One's united Colors, Orange
Optimistic orange--uplifting, rejuvenating
11 syls per line
Copyright © nette onclaud | Year Posted 2016
When I was a girl, still on the island
I’d sit in the sand
in what I thought was utter enlightenment
a teenage rebel
with dime-store refinement
We were all this way, and there is no shame
In the unchecked mind of us in our prime
The best nights of those
When the sea was calm and
The moon was out and
Blazingly bright, it would light up the night
Set the whole ocean glowing
Like a deep inky opal
Translucent abyss of black
With an iridescent waltz of electric blue, neon purple, alien green, and diamond white
It was on these nights
That I’d get in the water
By some stunning feat of abrasive wave action
Or possibly some secret dolphin magic
A tide pool would arise
A lagoon off the shore
Drifting and shifting over the course
Of a week, maybe two
Drifting out, drifting in
Widening out, slimming in
Shallow enough to sit in at dawn
Submerged to my neck at the day’s final yawn
Defiant of the perpetuity of the ocean at large
A toy trench off the shore
Spanning the length of a whale
Sometimes less, sometimes more
My own nascent Marianas
Never failed to provide
An off-shore haven where I could reside
These transient channels, clear and serene
Cut off from the rest of the sea
By a vast steppe of water, ankle deep
Separating me in my watery kingdom
Where no monstrous creature of the deep could reach
Out and out that plain stretched
(Only once did I test it)
Till that clean sandy bottom would begin its descent
Slowly at first, then quickly it went
Down to the unknown dark
Into a child queen of a tiny sea world, I’d transform
Springing up from the bottom of pulverized quartz
To shatter the surface between the water and the night
Send millions upon millions of droplets of brine
Glittering and spinning off into the night
I’d leap out my trench, onto that shallow plain
Sprint out to the edge of my earth and breathlessly gaze
out over the hidden deep
Reminded I’m only a guest
The ocean is neither mine nor yours to keep
Having drunk my fill of humility
I’d spin round
Dive back down
Into my fleeting empire, my sea of tranquility
My throne resumed, I’d splash and play
With the smile of the summer Milky Way
Shooting out of the ocean, slicing the southern sky
The universe itself keeping a loving and watchful eye
As the earth showed me exactly who she was
I’d dig my fingers into the satiny sand
And feel its realness
Every cell of my skin feeling the water rush across
As I coasted, submerged, along the bottom and lost
Myself from the rest of mankind
Then I’d rest my head back on that broad sandy mesa
Gaze up at my friends Scorpius, Aquarius, and Cassieopiea
Small ripples of water lapping at my temples
Barring defense of Descartes’ deceiving God
Not a thing in all the world could ever make me doubt
That every sensation that I felt
in those days
Was a whisper from the cosmos telling me about
The ways to be and
The ways to see and
All the states of mind that reveal
What is good, and true, and right, and real
Copyright © Carolyn Fish | Year Posted 2017
your wings aren't broken,
just bruised and singed
from holding them to tightly
against a burning breast
the journey must have been a grueling test
battling storm, surf, sweet siren song
blood fish praying for your falter...
fighting them off one by one
glass beak against iron teeth
heaven sweetened pips
hell's howling trumpets,,,
but along the waves
you've tasted many beautiful things
that little patch of green dancing on the sea
where you landed ever so briefly
salted eyes tended by birds of paradise...
they sent you off with satchel
filled with shell and song
each offered a feather to blunt the alone,
and remember that smiling dolphin
the one with mirrors in the eyes
offering silver shoal and golden heart
to rest your weary soul and mind
then you sang a duet
a nearly perfect pearly blend
of chirps and clicks
you almost stayed
but fliers are not of the sea
swimmers are not of the sky
so you just drifted by on by
and here you are today
perched upon a graveyard fence
huddled in a nest of blackness
bruises held tight against the breast...
isn't it time to unfurl those wings
soar onto the next journey,
wear the colors of paradise
offer a shell to the surf
to quell the forever hurt,
another dolphin awaits you
this one has rainbows in the eyes
and the divine gift of gilded flight
Copyright © Anthony Slausen | Year Posted 2016
Creatures of feathers, fur and fins
gather ‘round to touch her heart.
Somehow their instincts assure them
she will strive to offer protection.
Wee winged one that fell from its nest
she cradles in loving hands,
feeding and nursing
till it can soar through life on its own.
Abandoned kittens and pups
find a temporary home with her,
until she can place them
with loving souls who nurture.
Baby dolphin stranded on a beach
receives prompt attention,
when she carries it
to those with healing talents.
Rewards are rightfully reaped
as she hears birds singing,
feels love in a kitten’s purr,
finds joy watching dolphins play.
Each act of kindness is repaid
a hundred times and more.
Leaving gentle impressions of hope,
one life to another..
*February 9, 2017
Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire | Year Posted 2017
Drowning in the ocean depths
I was sure to meet an untimely death
until an ocean angel lifted me up
I came back to life with a breathless gulp,
As he dashed through the sea I held on for life
until a tropical island was in my sight
I let go of his fin in the shallows
and treaded water for a little awhile,
I admired his dolphin bottle nose
and his echolocation squeak highs and lows
he was really quite extraordinary
intelligence in his mammal eyes I could see,
I swam the couple of feet to the shore
and looked to see if he was there anymore
amazingly it was as if he was saying goodbye
his clicks and squeaks almost causing me to cry,
With that he turned and leapt through the air
to meet up with his dolphin pod who all shared
the same lifeguard attributes that constantly amaze
all heaven sent mammals of the ocean waves.
Copyright © cheryl hoffman | Year Posted 2017
Paula parrot is my name. I once was wild, but now I'm tame
A chatterbox who likes to talk!
Some news to share? Let's take a walk!
Now tell me what's the latest scoop?
Oh! Watch your step! There's Dodo poop!
When I fly around the zoo, I'll likely make a friend or two
Some call it weird, or quite absurd, to chatter with the other birds
and sometimes share a joke or two, with Ollie Ostrich, and Adolf Emu
I can't deny, I wouldn't lie, I look the Cuckoos in the eye
We shoot the breeze, and share some pie
and when I leave, with teary eyes, they flap their wings, and shout "Good Bye!"
I pass on by and say "G'day", to Hippity Hoppity Kangaroo
I greet Giraffe, we share a laugh, a "How are you??" to Mr. Gnu!
I chat while the Chimps, do acrobats, and say "Ell...o" to Elephants...
Poor Tiger's throat is very sore.......he's caught a bug, and cannot roar!
I offer honey for his grrrrrrrr.....so he can growl, just as before!!
For Penguins shivering on the ice...I gave them boots, and sage advice
(They are rather bashful....but very nice!)
I'll take a swim, with dolphin friends, and saddle up, my pal the Whale
He wants to know some shocking news, and promises he'll never tell.
Zack the Zebra, in black and white, pajamas worn, in fancy stripes
I tuck him in, a bed of straw, "Sleep well, my friend and "Nighty Night!"
It seems bizarre ....to talk to those, who live a life behind those loathesome bars...
I chat a lot, perhaps it's looney...but they have told me, "We are lonely"...
So, if you like to talk a lot....give strolling through the zoo a shot!!
For Contest sponsored by Just the Archaic Poet ..."Personalize an Animal" 12/31/13
Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2013
I feel the water
all around me
I go further down
to touch the bottom of the pool
on the two painted dolphins
I push my hands down
and my feet break free from the water
shooting up into the air
For a moment
I revel the erectness of my form
My legs above the water
the water trickling down them
I bring them back down
and burst out of the water
head and chest pushing out
Hair...laden with water
spraying a trajectory of liquid crystals behind me
I take in the air
my arms move back and forth
I dip in again
then swim to the far side of the pool
I hold on to the metal hand guards
Put my legs out on the side of the pool
I push myself below the surface
the water, my home
I'm in my element
weightless and happy
the muffled sounds
and dancing lights on the surface
flirt with me
I stay for as long as I can
then I break the surface
Floating on my back
I look at the sky
I feel sublime
chest and tummy tasting the air
where in my mind
I'm beautiful and divine
sultry mistress of the water
he's touching every part of me
I am never as happy as when I'm swimming....the pool lets me be more creative, but I also enjoy swimming in the Mediterranean sea. I've been called a dolphin.... I'm more like another aquatic mammal at present, but even those creatures are graceful and beautiful in the water. Summer is coming....
Copyright © Eileen Manassian | Year Posted 2015
Beneath the illumination of the elliptical moon,
Within the cove of diamond bay, waves gently sway
Back and forth, under the oceans clarity of the big blue,
As the surfs foam and spray roll against the white sandy
Hush the breeze whispers to the gulls above, hush, hush now,
Be still, for soon they will come, but these chatter snappers.
Refuse to yield in their battering’s scrawling, until the ocean
Itself-lashes out at them to be quiet.
In the silence of the timeless, in the paused hush of the
Aquatic wilderness, something stirs.
Behold the leaping lords of the blue abyss,
Breaching upwards, as if to tenderly kiss the moon above,
Thanking it for another day of life, to live wild and free,
Beneath the waves of infinity, of the big blue.
Dancers on fins of grace, seemingly toe stepping on the
Waves in a delicate balance, just for a second of brilliance
Display, while others incline in a somersault acrobatic
Air assault, to pay homages respect to the magnificent
Ocean for its eternal beauty, and salvation's refuge.
These gray phantoms of the divine ethereal realm,
Born with purity’s heart of innocence, true creatures
Of light and love, shine in the diamond star dust of twilight.
Birthed within the quaking wake of the lords divining hands,
At the moments his voice rose, in the beginning of time itself,
Dividing the light from the darkness, the dolphin took its first
Air breath of life, and the Lord Almighty,
Smiled down upon his aquatic creation with warmth and love.
Perfections free falling divers, enchanting the human heart
With their graceful swiftness, stealth and intelligence.
The sailor’s guardians at sea, these vigilant sentinels of the
Briny depth, follows the surging storms hailing, and await
To assist in the deist hour of humanities greatest need.
Within their loving pod, the young are nurtured by devotions
Breasts of giving, no tender a mother can ever be found
Then she the dolphin, born from the grace of God himself.
In the silence of the timeless, in the paused hush of the
Aquatic wilderness, something stirs beneath the waves
Behold the leaping lords of the blue abyss,
Breaching upwards, as if to tenderly kiss the moon above,
Thanking it for another day of life, to live wild and free,
Beneath the waves of infinity, of the big blue.
Copyright © cherl dunn | Year Posted 2015
Whatever turns your crank
Whatever tickles your pickle
Whatever dunks your donut
Whatever waxes your dolphin
Whatever buffs your Buddha
Whatever pops your cork
Whatever pets your monkey
Whatever frosts your cookies
Whatever spills your pills
Whatever trips your trigger
Whatever humps your camel
Whatever melts your chocolate
Whatever peels your onion
Whatever chafes your carrot
Whatever flops your mop
Whatever rocks your socks
Whatever teeters your totter
Whatever milks your goat
Whatever pings your pong
Whatever peels your banana
Whatever blows your nozzle
Whatever tips your canoe
Whatever flicks your switch
Whatever zips your zipper
Whatever blows your stack
Whatever... whatever... whatever!
© Jack Ellison 2014
Copyright © Jack Ellison | Year Posted 2014
Coconut tropical oil
Glistening on my skin
The scent intoxicates me
As I bask in the sun
And drink in the beauty
Of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea
It’s only for a short while
That I will lie here
And only because
I want to feel the power of the sun
As it makes love to my skin
Warming me and releasing
That summer scent
Soon I’ll dive into the water
Back to being "the dolphin"
The name I was given
For my prowess in the water
Swimming sets me free
I love the feel of my long black hair
Trailing in the water
Caressed by the gentle waves
I love driving in and out of the water
the feeling of total immersion
Of muted sound
Then slowly emerging
I break through
The water trickling down
I lie back and float in the water
After a hand stand or two
I need to let the sun
Kiss every possible inch of me
As the water buoys me up
Here I am not a foreign entity
A strange oddity
I am home
I feel strong, free
I own the water
As I glide along
Yet, now, for a few precious moments
I need to smell the scent of coconut
I run my hand along my legs
I rub in the droplets of water
My hands find no resistence
I love the coarsness of the sand
against my lower legs
I wiggle my toes
My nail polish
How glad I am to be a WOMAN
I love the beach
The feelings that this moment evokes in me
The need for gratification
The scent of coconut always
Sends me to this special place
Coconut conditioner for my hair
Coconut cream for my hands
Coconut flakes for my porridge
Desiccated coconut in my chocolate
Coconut body oil
The scent of coconut
Drives me mad
It releases in me
Surges of confidence
In who I am
And what I can achieve
A woman glistening with
the scent of love
Poetry and dreams
You may laugh
“How superficial and silly
It’s just a scent”
But for me
It’s the scent of my womanhood
It’s the scent of my dreams
The scent of that “invincible summer”
In every winter day of my life
It is....the scent of me.
Eileen Manassian Ghali
Sorry, but I didn't want to do too much editing on this one. I wanted it to wander, splish splash and be free, just like my thoughts on a summer day at the beach!
In the midst of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer- Albert Camus
Copyright © Eileen Manassian | Year Posted 2013
Inside my aqua dream, a man, bright-eyed,
stood beckoning to me in ocean’s tide.
I saw him from the shoreline of a bay.
His eyes, reflecting blue of water’s spray,
were tinged with green, and I was mystified.
A wave came crashing, and it multiplied.
The man’s eyes shone like sea in sun of day,
and then I knew. . .on land I could not stay
inside my aqua dream.
The mesmerizing stranger spoke; I spied
a dolphin that appeared and gave a ride
to both of us. We clung to silver-gray,
and jumping on the ocean waves, away
we traveled. How I longed to ever glide
inside my aqua dream!
Written 7/29/12 for Francine Roberts'
"On the Ocean Waves" Poetry Contest
Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2012
Was cleaning my goldfish bowl
in the bathroom one day,
put "Goldie" in the bathroom
sink temporarily to play,
Tried to hurry so I could
put her back in the bowl,
when unknowingly she leapt
like a dolphin into the commode,
Meantime, my weak bladder was a disruption,
so stopped what I was doing before it erupted,
finishing up and giving the royal flush,
not realizing Goldie was gone forever with a swift "GUSH!"
Felt guilty when I eventually found out,
should've known something was up by Goldie's pout,
if I had known would've brought her to fish therapy,
instead of accidentally having had her a burial at sea,
Then I thought maybe she's still alive,
maybe she'll be like that fish Nemo and survive,
swimming around somewhere making new friends,
hopefully not swimming into a dead end,
Wondering if she would get bullied or eaten,
I walked around sobbing like I'd been beaten,
feeling like a criminal who was pet negligent,
I finally made an appointment to see a fish therapist!
Copyright © cheryl hoffman | Year Posted 2016
You’re my star – I set fire to our firey rose
Bouquet of stars – I hand to you –
We’re opposites, like poetry and prose
You came out of the blue, I’m left without a clue!
It all came so soon – the package of surprises
All along, you were echoing your leave
Anybody out there to help me? Hello? I can’t hear your echo
Your echo is what keeps me on my feet
I’m a believer…I’m getting discreet
Around and round and round,
We’re going round in circles
We’re doing freestyle singing
Swinging side by side…back and forth,
Our fate keeps on swinging…
Who will fill in the gaps?
I never saw the light in goodbye…
I’m caving in my ruins…I’m caving in my ruins
I admit it – I can’t live without you,
Lingering around me like a fly, enchanted by the lightbulb
What am I supposed to do with this work of art?
I’ve stumbled upon you and fell in love with you
But, I’m lost in paradise – dropping levels – there’s mistakes we can’t undo
There’s no perfect peace with the world falling at the seams, kissing the debris,
Screwing with my head…you won’t ever see a trace of tears on my face – I’m left to be
All alone, all along…but without you, I’m stranded in the wilderness…
Giving me night-scares instead of dreams of reality
I can’t hear your echo of empathy…I can hear chaos unraveling;
I can hear the commotion of the ocean
Falling victim to bittersweet emotion
I can’t hear your echo of empathy…I can barely make out any hope in store
I miss living my dream! I keep tell you that! – and all you do is ignore
I’m on edge and I get upset and cry my eyes out
No one can love this monster, but I won’t accept such foolishness
I strayed from my heart’s passion and I got all the symptoms
Of a guy with a solitary, silver soul….you stole my dignity
My pride, my surreal sensations, my innocence
Don’t dismiss me as nonsense
Echo your empathy…
I’m brokenhearted, but I won’t reveal it to you – you never felt for me
So, don’t even bother to ask me why I’m crying?
’Cause I’ll never give you the full truth
Almost all my life,
I’ve been searching for the woman I love…and to find my heart’s tune
But, love didn’t seem like enough – good luck will shower upon me soon
You and I will view the astounding full moon…
Find your way out of the maze of bewilderment
I’m treading this rocky road with or without you – I can’t stand tall
You are playing games with me, nourishing my resentment
I’m swimming home – underneath the surface, feeling oh so blue
Feeling the rejection…the jaded corruption banging at my skull
I heard you screaming out my name
Are you echoing your praise to me?
Are you covering up my shame?
Are you echoing my empathy?
Echo your empathy… my delightful dolphin in the sea
I’m screaming at the top of my lungs
When I close my eyes, everything seems so fine
Is my love good enough for you?
I can hear you echo your empathy
My voice is fading and dying out, but you’re my baby…
My darling angelic friend of mine
Our friendship mixed with love is as succulent as wine
Listen to my echoes of my appreciation towards you
I could make out your echo of empathy
Echo your empathy of ecstasy!
Give me your all…whisper in my ears
I’ve been lost for many-a-years
Come out of your black hole and resuce from my demise
Echo your empathy upon me if can be so kind and wise
Pursue our zealous goals and we’ll echo our triumph
I don’t wanna bleed without you
I don’t wanna breathe without you
I wanna see your face, glistening with grace
Gleaming with grace and I feel like I can beat this race
I feel so alive for the first time in a lifetime
For the first time in forever, you make me feel happy and oh so sublime
Our exaltation is beyond amazing… I can’t get yah out of my head
You’re my lullaby – I set fire to the pitch-black sky and I ascend so wondrously
The firey rose – I give it to you – it’s a gift that’s articulate and almost flawless
You blossomed like a precious rose in the Garden of Glory
We’re opposites, like black and white, but you and I will never kiss the abyss
Echo your empathy…my munificent maid! You’ve grown so much, miss!
I can’t put my mind to bed…it’s racing with thoughts of you always and forever
It’s racing with thoughts, blooming so true
Echo your words of wisdom and hide not in shadows anymore (your hope’s a blur) –
Come out of your shell and stop being so insecure
Echo your empathy and you’ll be part of my crew
Copyright © JW Earnings | Year Posted 2014
Out at sea, serene and soothing,
on a sheet of lapis lazuli,
a graceful forward motion,
kissing the coast line,
sailing at high speed,
skimming over the salty waters,
the breeze caressing my face,
filling the taut sails with power.
A short distance away
sunlit vistas, rugged rocks,
and white washed villas.
Afar a dolphin jumps out of the water,
above gracious gulls glide
foraging for food, the tasty sardines,
turtles paddle close, a rare sight.
I veer to evade a close companion,
a masterly maneuver,
a sense of elation,
beauty, peace and joy.
Let me live here forever
or at least until summer lasts.
Copyright © Victor Buhagiar | Year Posted 2016
Copyright © Sienna Muniz | Year Posted 2010
Well I was going down for the third time
In the deep blue sea after our ship caught
Fire mysteriously then I felt a hand taking
Mine and a voice saying everything's gonna
Be ok, everything’s gonna be fine, I heard your
S.o.s and cries of distress, lucky for you I
Just happened to be in the neighborhood
Man in gold dangling things and white,
Man with eyes as dark as the night...
No you are not dreaming, I am for real
I am what you humans and sailors call a
Mythical sirens but look at me and tell me
Do I resemble some stupid sea lion, dolphin
Or seal, I don't think so, get real...
Soon tho you will wake up on the nearest
Distant shore, you’ll think it was just all a dream
From the bump on your head and from loosing
Consciousness but I guess that's for the best,
The best for both of us...
For they'll think you've lost your marbles and
Call you a mad man and I'm not allowed or supposed
To interfere with the fate of humans you understand
But hence from this day forward every time you close
Your eyes I'll be there, you will remember the feel
Of my soft silky skin and the taste of my forbidden fruits
You will recall the ecstasy you knew in the deepest
Depths and all the magic that was there all around you
Who knows maybe someday we'll meet again, if or when
You ever return to the sea and maybe the next time
I'll take you to my water world to forever live with me
Until then just keep our little secret and keep on
Believing, keep on believing in me...
One more kiss before I leave and return back to the sea
Just remember this day, always...
The day your imperial ship sank, you were saved...
SAVED BY A MERMAID!
Copyright © Bo Lanier | Year Posted 2015
They’re drawing the curtains in Dorking,
Lighting the candles and pouring the lotions.
Switching off TV’s and shelving resentments,
Checking on children asleep in the darkness,
Creeping up hallways like teenage lovers.
Stairs and hopes creaking in equal measure.
Clothes are Falling in Fulham.
Tights in the hall and pants in the bathroom,
Bra on the shelf
And doubts in the kitchen,
As newly acquainted
Swap fluids and feelings,
Hoping for phone calls,
Instead of diseases.
Lay byes are calling in Luton,
Cars with their lights on wait on the verges,
Engines and pulses expectant and purring,
Strangers stand round swapping cider and sadness,
While a dozen pale bottoms nod in the moonlight.
They’re re-lighting fires in Bolton,
Forgetting the years of disinterest and boredom,
Of nights by the TV, tight lipped and separate,
Silent pub meals and bad-tempered breakfasts.
Tracing the contours of flesh and forgiveness,
Opening like flowers,
Hoping for closeness.
They’re turning the lights off in Reigate,
Closing their eyes and thinking of strangers,
Scarlet or George,
The Doctor, the cleaner,
The local MP or the teenage neighbour.
Excitement is building in Brixton.
Fingers are probing and gripping the carpet,
Bodies are merging and arguments fading,
The bills and the mortgage,
Frustrations and failures,
Pushed aside like regrets and the duvet..
Flesh is moving in Folkestone,
Thighs colliding and buttocks vibrating,
Tongues exploring and hands rediscovering
Blood engorging and nipples darkening,
Like monsoon rain clouds,
Or over-cooked porridge.
The explosion is coming in Eastbourne,
Necks are straining and head boards rebounding
As thighs move faster, grow weary and slacken.
And grunting and gasping gives way to elation,
The volcano erupts and mine shaft convulses,
Horses break free
And barriers lie broken.
The deluge has fallen in Derby
Eyes make contact and souls fall open,
Allowing brief entry of one life to another,
So even bored couples feel slightly connected,
While the lucky embrace,
Like shipwrecked sailors,
Listening in silence to mermaid and dolphin,
Singing of coral and sand and completeness.
They’re comfy as sofas in Sutton
Lying in gloom and watching the ceiling,
Thinking of love and looking for tissues,
Swallowing tea and checking their emails.
Making small talk about gardens and daytrips,
Feet and hearts meeting,
Under the covers.
Copyright © Stephen Bloom | Year Posted 2017
I wonder why I feel so bubbly inside...in laughter, I cried, without you though...I feel the need to hide
But...why are you so sad today? Was it my fault possibly? Did I do you wrong? If I did, I'm awfully sorry...
Let the negativity subside...we are going along with life's bumpy ride...oh compassionate companion, stay by my side!
Are you by my side like the dolphin with the wild-and-free sea?
I feel sleepy, yet I'm still awake
I'm falling in love with a peaceful sleep
Don't be teary...you got to hit the brake
Be happy and be not afraid..oh please don't weep
I'm swimming in waters so deep
The benevolent imaginary friends are speaking lullabies to me...every story's beginnings has its ends
Keep your head up above the surface...
Wear a smile for a moment and drink in bliss
Don't wear that grimace...
Rise above the surface...
My marvelous, angelic mermaid
Don't let your unique gladness fade
Don't be weighed down
By a friend's betrayal
Don't be lead astray ...don't let your gaily spirits drown
You must stand tall through it all
There's a wall between us
Yet...we're on the same rowdy bus
Don't fret, dear love of mine
You got to keep trying...you will do fine
On your own
But...you're never, ever alone
If you need me, I'm just a call away
I'll paint your midnight skies the light of day
So, don't be doused in dismay,
Darling...oh friend, we were both born on the month of May
It was meant to be that way
We are two peas in a pod all the way...I'll be there tomorrow's yesterday
No wonder I feel so bubbly inside
Copyright © JW Earnings | Year Posted 2014
The screen door slams behind me
As I rush out into the blinding sunlight
Wondering where my big brother is hiding
I better get to the pool before he finds me
And throws me into the ice cold water
That flows daily into the pool
From the cold mountain streams
Of the Elbrus Mountains
I have my pretty pink flowered bathing suit on
My second skin
I smile as I remember someone calling me a dolphin
When she saw me swimming in the water
Now I can’t wait to get in again
I feel the prickly yellowing grass beneath my feet
As I run toward the weeping willow….
My favorite tree in the whole compound
First phase of the run complete
I head toward the ancient mulberry tree
How I hate the squishiness under my toes
As I trample them in this patch of green
Where the grass is protected by the mighty branches
Of this gracious tree that provides us
An abundance of luscious fruit
We gather every summer in big bed sheets
As people up in the branches
Shake the tree
I’m on my final leg
A rebel yell
And my brother swoops down on me
From behind the tree
I scream as I try to get away
But he sweeps me up in his arms
And runs the last few feet to the pool
I shriek at the top of my lungs
Which will probably bring my uncle out yelling
Awakened from his afternoon nap
I want to go into the pool gradually
To get my body used to the icy coldness
And so I beg to be released
We are there
At the edge of the pool
One sweeping motion
And water splashes up in rainbow sprays
As I sink below
Down into the icy depth at the deep end
Thinking this time my heart will stop
This time I will turn into a block of ice
And sink to the bottom
I will drown
A lifetime later
I break the surface and see him smiling down at me
The one who taught me how to swim
My strong older brother
Who would rescue me in a heartbeat
If need be...
I smile up at him
As I break into a smooth swim to the other side
Happy that he didn't let me play the fool
Standing at the edge of the pool
Waiting to come down the steps
To get lost
Into this liquid paradise
Of azure blue...
Eileen Manassian Ghali
Copyright © Eileen Manassian | Year Posted 2013
My Love, brandon kane
Your skin glows like the apple, blossoms nice as the rose in the purest hope of spring.
My yearning heart rises to your violin voice and leaps like a dolphin at the whisper of
your name, brandon kane.
The evening ascends in on a great mocking bird wing.
I am calmed by your polo that I carry into the twilight of beachbeams and hold next to my
I am filled with hope that I may dry your tears of water.
As my mouth falls from my skinny jeans, it reminds me of your north gate.
In the hushed, I listen for the last crash of the spring.
My heated ear leaps to my shoes. I wait in the crystal moonlight for your secret frankies
so that we may kissing as one, ear to ear, in search of the glorious blue and spiritual
bed of love.
Copyright © trina aiken | Year Posted 2010
I’m Sure Feeling Good
Like rosy, red ripe strawberries,
I’m pulsating with cosmic joy.
Like a lark, I sing, it’s so good to be alive,
I’m a dolphin diving into the golden glow.
I’m flirting with wispy white clouds…
did they just wink at me?
Even they know I’m feeling real good.
Swinging high in a rainbow sky,
just floating along on a silky summer breeze.
Playing with my friend gravity, watch me cruise…
there’s nothing that can bring me down!
Hello new day! Move aside, Mr. Sunshine,
your flash has nothing over my flash…
I’m taking over - this solar system is mine!
Inspired by Nina Simone’s song “Feeling Good.”
Copyright © Pandita Sanchez | Year Posted 2017
Of all the creatures that live in the sea
There is only one that stands out for me
Cute looking and grey and on it's back a fin
You've probably guessed, it is a dolphin.
I'll describe them in detail so in your mind you can see
I will do my best to create imagery
They grow eight foot long, have a tail and a fin
A flipper on each side that helps them to swim.
A pod or a school is what you would call their group
They can do backward flips and loop the loop
Their food source is found in all the world's oceans
There's squid, small fish, plankton and crustaceans.
With cute slit eyes and skin silky grey
You can swim with them, but you'll have to pay
But there are far too many in captivity
Now surely thats wrong , they all should be free.
Half of their brain stays awake when they go to sleep
Thats to prevent them from drowning when they're in the deep
They use echolocation, scientists have found
And thats how they know how to find their way around.
Sometimes they seem to jump vertically
Spy-hop thats called so their surroundings they see
They sometimes follow ships and swim alongside
They're conserving their energy, they call that bow-ride.
The favourite is the bottlenose but there are others as well
Some dolphin species, in rivers they dwell
They're very intelligent and awesome to see
And very beautiful creatures, I'm sure you'll agree.
To see them in the ocean is a beautiful sight
So keep your eyes peeled and one day you might
The first time I saw one, I was just a child
In a movie called 'Flipper' sadly not in the wild.
Their habitat is changing and that's a tragedy
Because man is so selfish and pollutes the sea
And with careless fishing some do not survive
So solutions must be found so that dolphins can thrive.
(Written on 15th January 2018.
Entered into the 'Dolphins' poetry contest hosted by
Julie Leigh Rodeheaver.)
Copyright © Tom Cunningham | Year Posted 2018
Like a branch that reaches out toward the sun
Or a leaf that gently touches the sky
steadfast and growing with roots running deep
or a robin preparing to fly
like a wing that glides on a gentle wind
seeking its way to a nest
like a wave gently rolling ashore
Searching for a place to rest
Like two hearts beating from many miles away
thumping in perfect harmony
trying to find some common ground, to set their spirits free
Like a kite that slowly dances across the sky
or the sun that chases the moon
like a rainbow arched from right to left that faded much too soon
Like a dolphin leaping over a perfect wave
or a shooting star that glitters in its flight
The soft sweet whisper of a gentle sea breeze
as the daytime slowly turns into night
like a mother and child sharing time
precious moments in a gentle embrace
like the the sun that rises in the eastern sky
with a smile on its early morning face
like the golden rays reaching out to touch
the green soft earth below
like a love that seeks to find an answer
one you might already know
like a song that reaches out to find
an open and receptive ear
like the person scared to make a change, suddenly losing that fear
like a road that reaches out to nowhere, suddenly finding its place
like two people standing lost gazing face to face
Where love’s blindness brings clear vision
Hearts seek out the perfect place
Copyright © Bill Lindenmuth | Year Posted 2011