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Best Sea Poems

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

Premium Member Enraptured By Blue Sea
Enraptured by blue Sea, Sun chose a place 
above Sea, on a cliff. To touch her face, 
Sun then sank low; final radiance fell, 

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Categories: sea, sun,
Form: Personification

She Collected Sea Shells, I Collected Sand - Repost
She collected sea shells, I collected sand

She collected sea shells,
I collected sand
She searched for the perfect one
I reached down my hand

I carried a bucket
A basket...

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Categories: beach, fun, love, sea,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member To Glide Above the Sea
To be a bird and glide above the sea.
How wondrous that would be! To soar so high
amidst tranquility while wheeling free
above the currents in my...

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Categories: sea,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Alabaster Night
Untroubled is the quiet night
How peaceful is a world that glimmers white
Frost and moonlight have whipped a silver glaze
And silhouettes of trees are black as...

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Categories: nature, planet, sea,
Form: Free verse
I See You Says the Moon
They'll have you believe she was lost to the sea,
But the moon would beg to differ.

She was always lost,
Always looking for which way to go.

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Categories: moon, sea, suicide,
Form: Free verse

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: sea, body, death, fantasy, kiss,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Wave and Shore
I am a wave.
From far I come to you
Swimming with desire.
In wild curls I come,
Riding with music,
Travelling on sunbeams.

Within my hidden folds,
I carry the thoughts...

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Categories: love, sea,
Form: Free verse
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, water,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member A Crow's Command
I be a common salty once, no captain's bars, did bear,
Yet blessed was I to venture where few a skipper dared.

   From steadfast...

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Categories: sea, adventure, courage, history, imagery,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Land of the Midnight Sun
I went cruising to Norway with my wife across the North Sea
We travelled the route the Vikings took but with added luxury
Our first port of...

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Categories: boat, friend, holiday, sea,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Narwhal Song
~The Narwhal Beckons Before Dawn~

   If I could sing a song,
   It wouldn't be just any song.
   I would...

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© Skat A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sea, abuse, character, dance, deep,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member There Will Never Be Enough Time
There Will Never Be Enough Time

There will never be enough time to hear unique
music of nature's songs in its birds, its insects,
in songs of the...

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Categories: earth, mountains, nature, sea,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Magical Moonlight
I watch moonbeams dance on an inky sea
Clouds drift on by, oh how the moon does shine
Moonlight shadows always fascinate me
This ever-changing scene is so...

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Categories: moon, nature, sea, sky,
Form: Pantoum
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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© Hilo Poet  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sea, beach, imagery, inspiration, mystery,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Poetry and Painting
Painting is a placid lake upon which poetry is reflected in silence


Poetry is a tumultuous sea that makes painting roar! 

© Demetrios Trifiatis 

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Categories: poetry, sea,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Lonely Leaf In the Water
I watched it fall
In spiralling flight
This browned yellow leaf
A saddened sight

For not long ago
It was alive and so green
In a canopy of cover
Above the stream


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Categories: nature, sea, water,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Atlantis
~ATLANTIS~   Featuring:) Kelly Deschler

Can't be re-written by the Gods
The land and sands of time'
Destroyed by the fire of Poseidon's curse 
Atlantis swallowed by:...

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Categories: sea, beautiful, fire, grave, imagination,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Shoreline
The ocean waves come rolling in
There’s not a soul in sight
With heaving breath they break on shore
And burst in brilliant white.

The sound of wind is...

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Categories: sea, wind,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member To Sail the Sky
* For Mary Kathleen Lessard Caithness *


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Categories: adventure, imagination, metaphor, sea,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Windswept Heart
I always answer
     Without hesitation
          To adventure’s calls
Through waves that toss

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Categories: loneliness, sea,
Form: Rhyme
If Ever
if i stood
on the ledge
of darkness
aglow in the light
of moonbeams
like a lost star
beneath clouds
of life's doubt
would you 
step out of shadows
and let yourself
be known

my soul...

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Categories: sea, dream, longing, love, moon,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Night Dh
Magical moonbeams
Sparkling like silver
On an inky sea
I watch them dancing

Bright mystic moon
Shining each night
Waxes and wanes
Controlling tides

Silver orb
Shines above

I love
A clear


Contest diminished hexaverse
Sponsored by...

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Categories: moon, sea,
Form: Diminished Hexaverse
Premium Member Along Dawn's Amber Shores
Dawn slowly awakened to supplant the moon
Empty, the canopy where stars had been strewn
   In repose, Luna slept after wandering velvet skies

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: poetry, sea,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Carolyn Devonshire
There lives a grand lady near the sea
In Ormand where she delights to be.
She is a Poetess, words she shares
In lovely poems, her heart she...

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Categories: sea, best friend, blessing, giving,
Form: Couplet
The Eternal Tree
I am Alive    Forever and always         Essence       ...

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Categories: life, mother, nature, sea,
Form: Concrete