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Best Ocean Poems

Below are the all-time best Ocean poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of ocean poems written by PoetrySoup members

Premium Member Ocean Whispers
Ocean Whispers

I sit on shore by windswept seas
    and feel the vibrant ocean breeze
As waves cascade upon the sand

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Categories: moon, ocean, sea,
Form: Couplet

Uncharted Waters

An ocean tumbles through dreams of you. In depths unknown,
I float above. Oh, how I long to dive beneath your surface,  
yet I am...

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Categories: appreciation, longing, love, ocean,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Island Spirit
Island Spirit

Palm trees are swaying island style
Within the gentle trade wind's flow,
As Egrets glide on salty air—
Then land where verdant grasses grow.
Breathe in sweet scents...

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Categories: adventure, beauty, nature, ocean,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Stone
The Tale below was carved one night
Upon the Stone, by candlelight
...most won’t believe, but some just might
.........most won’t believe, but some just might


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Categories: ocean, body, death, fantasy, kiss,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Oceana

Oceana flings her sequined petticoats
Upon the sands
As if to toss the seaweed 
From the
Swirling edges
While she dances with the wind
With each turn she swings her...

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Categories: ocean, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Free verse

at midnight
as moonlight shadows
dance on the inky blue ocean
and watch as they sparkle and shimmer like tiny stars,
pirouetting gracefully like prima ballerinas with the ocean...

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Categories: moon, ocean,
Form: Fibonacci
a new beginning
with each crest of a wave
forming white crystal peaks
she weeps, inhales, let's go.

beneath a star studded vista
a resplendent guiding light
arms open, palms up, she is...

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© Lynn Marie  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: ocean, emotions, grief, introspection, loss,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sea Song

Oh precious, dulcet diva, oceantide ... you, of sand and foam 
  and abundance, all your moods and meanderings speak deep

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Categories: ocean, analogy, appreciation, beach, imagery,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Critics

Wrote a poem in the sand,
Wonder how it fares if left alone,
Will it bear on its own merits
Or juxtapose by meddling hands,
Meantime, sun-dries it again,

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Categories: ocean, beach, imagery, inspiration, mystery,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Where my True Love Lives - A Ballade
Seared upon my soul for ever more
That break of dawn upon a summer morn
As I made my way along that rocky shore
Strewn with remnants from...

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Categories: death, love, ocean,
Form: Ballade
Premium Member Silence of the Waves
Mirabelle orb ascends,
under clementine and pomegranate skies.

in delight of daylight.
Eyes set adrift in dawning daydreams.

Calm heart is an oceanic concerto,
flowing along sapphire tones.
Deep breaths walk...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: ocean, assonance, destiny, dream, fate,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Sea of Love
The ebb and flow that comes and goes
      with ocean’s deep emotion shows
   that hearts, like knaves, become...

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Categories: love, lust, metaphor, ocean,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sway of the Summer Moon
The summer moon was swollen, blue
          A flaw that girl knew thru-and-thru

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Categories: beach, lust, moon, ocean,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Wind
~~The Wind~~

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Categories: beauty, deep, nature, ocean,
Form: Free verse
Sea Bride
Across the white sand waters
meld of teal and turquoise hue,
in sunlight, emerald facets, 
in shadow, grays of blue,
first breaking light of heaven,
tinted sky in tones...

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Categories: ocean, beach, beautiful, color, morning,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Well-Known Stranger
'Twas a sound I thought alarming, most assuredly disarming;
Up I rose from peaceful slumber to discern what it might be.
While my candle flickered, wavered; whilst...

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Categories: ocean, absence, assonance, feelings, miss
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Ugly Gray Rock
An ugly gray rock, so I kicked it along,
     Musing on memories, humming a song.

Jagged and rough, I gave it no...

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Categories: ocean, beauty, humanity, metaphor, nature,
Form: Couplet
Black Beauty
Black like a rare diamond.
Perfectly sculpted.
White as a snowy peek .
Reflecting off the glistening waves.
Your beauty and grace challenge us.
Mostly free, we morn for your...

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Categories: animal, blue, ocean, sea,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Sing A Song Of The Sea
He was only nineteen, I was twenty-two,
both of us U.S. Navy recruits,
I could not fathom how such
a male beauty as he-
would be so committed,
despite my...

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Categories: lost love, military, ocean,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member OCEANIC SCENE

                  ripples of  blue ebb


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Categories: ocean, summer,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Know the Deep
I voiced my question to the sea,
          And watched the buoy nod at me,

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Categories: beauty, death, moon, ocean,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Beauty Kisses The Beast
Sun golden shining warm upon the back speaks
wind cutting cold chills freezing thoughts held
captivating love standing a vigil faraway dream

Touching warm fingers of light in...

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Categories: ocean, angel, beautiful, beauty, butterfly,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member That Old House at the End of the Road
It stands on a hill overlooking the bay drenched in ocean spray
That cedar shake house where I used to live  high above the Fundy...

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Categories: house, ocean,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Death Tolls
The atmosphere rings with the bell like calls
of the plover flock, long before they are spotted.
The flight herringbones a grey fedora sky.
Markings of white and...

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Categories: beach, beauty, bird, ocean,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Florida Keys Please
No litter, no rules, no society scent,
just peninsula pure soul content, ideally lent.
Awed and wowed with arms stretched wide,
I stand on Key’s narrow road, on...

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Categories: appreciation, beauty, ocean, sea,
Form: Rhyme