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Boat Poems

Boat Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about boats. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for boat.

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I'm playing seafaring games on the marble table,
sketching between the blue striations of the stone, 
a slab that resembles an ocean to my young mind.
I draw armadas and stick figure Spaniards,
foes that fall into shark-infested waters. Cannons roar silently.

Mum is...Read More
Categories: boat, poetry,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member JUDY AND JOHN
We were waiting to board a boat when I happened to be blessed
to come across a bench close by the ocean…
this bench was facing west.

With an inscription from a husband to his wife…
now obviously gone
It read ‘Judy, in “All Ways”...Read More
Categories: boat, love,
Form: Verse
Premium Member - The Death On Hold -
Take death back
The doctor's objective
Argues and
life skills

Take death back
Death involves a loss
Essential treatment,
whatever price?
The ballad of life

Take death back
One last act
on one's existence
The vulnerable situation
always an uncertainty

Take death back
Life's rowing boat, without oars
Free entrance
Not today, not tomorrow
not this month
Life ...
-...Read More
Categories: boat, death, deep, father daughter, feelings,
Form: Narrative
A Rainbow Memory
When my hollow present blows
The dying embers in the heart grate
A fond childish Cinders glows up

The frozen black memory melts past colours,
A sparkle of rainbow recollections,
As I walk up on our trodden pavement
I saw a slash of sea between houses

Thy...Read More
Categories: boat, appreciation, beauty, childhood, depression, emotions, fantasy, growing
Form: Free verse
An Outing With The Girls
Crossing the vast lake on a flimsy boat,
Splashing hurriedly the violent waters;
Watching the seagulls roaming about,
Enjoying the outing with my daughters.
Splashing hurriedly the violent waters,
Squalling seagulls sip the morning sunshine;
Enjoying the outing with my daughters,
Mary was laughing but not...Read More
Categories: boat, adventure, emotions,
Form: Pantoum

The Peripheries of Love
The Peripheries of Love
by Michael R. Burch

Through waning afternoons we glide
the watery peripheries of love.
A silence, a quietude falls.

Above us—the sagging pavilions of clouds.
Below us—rough pebbles slowly worn smooth
grate in the gentle turbulence
of yesterday’s forgotten rains.

Later, the moon like a...Read More
Categories: allegory, allusion, analogy, boat, desire, divorce, heartbreak,
Form: Free verse
Grand Howl for the Sea
Grand Howl for the Sea

Oh I howl!
Longing to be free…
But I remain, landlocked to a people
Growling and hissing you must face your responsibilities!

Indebted to a society into which my debts never seem to end.
I long to be a Man-child, Hidden...Read More
Categories: boat, environment, freedom, journey, longing, ocean, solitude,
Form: Carpe Diem
Grand Howl for the Sea
Grand Howl for the Sea

Oh I howl!
Longing to be free…
But I remain, landlocked to a people
Growling and hissing you must face your responsibilities!

Indebted to a society into which my debts never seem to end.
I long to be a Man-child, Hidden...Read More
Categories: boat, environment, freedom, journey, longing, ocean, solitude,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member Mistletoe
The sun upon my face blinds me as my boat rocks gently
through the rolling swells that lap against the hull.
The sound of the droning engine mesmerizes my mind
bringing a dreaminess to this bright cool winter morning.
Watching the shore, the...Read More
Categories: boat, christmas, holiday,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Shanty Town Sheila
Sheila grew up in a shanty town
Met a shanty man in woods round
Lived in a shanty shack for quite a while
But her shanty man never did truly smile

So she moved on to a shanty boat
Mississippi living easy as a float
Sheila...Read More
Categories: boat, 10th grade, 11th grade, 9th grade,
Form: Prose Poetry
Eon of Age

         Purpous the plane Lisin sane
         Light you hold thay wish Bold
         It"s wear it"s prased,
...Read More
Categories: boat, body, butterfly, character, class, destiny, riddle,
Form: ABC
Premium Member Hit or Miss

In the middle of the lake, I was in a metal boat
A storm brewed lightening, where I was afloat

Entry for Hit me an Epi-Pen Poetry Contest.  Sponsor Maureen McGreavy
Theme:  Reaction
...Read More
Categories: boat, storm, water,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member The Living Word
The Living Word

In a country, far from this place. 
The word is not written down. 
They are not allowed. 
They will hunt you, 
and kill you…
for speaking
hope and heresy. 

They gathered. 
The sons and daughters…
Missionaries of Light. 
They read by...Read More
Categories: boat, allah, america, atheist, death of a friend,
Form: Narrative
Paris Is Calling
There is a city that is calling to me.
But right now, it’s as far as far can be.
I will go there one day, of that I am sure,
But it will probably take a year or more.
I’m coming to you, Paris.

I...Read More
Categories: boat, adventure, dream, french, future, paris, travel,
Form: Rhyme
City of Cork
It is far, far better that I see
and train my eyes to look for thee.
Try, trying, tried but to no avail,
To gaze upon shores through fog’s veil
For a glimpse of my dear city Cork. 
...Read More
Categories: adventure, allusion, boat, ireland,
Form: Rhyme

I saw the bitter tears of unhappiness
Running down your agonizing face,
Ravaged with pain,

And I became a sponge of compassion
To absorb them.

I heard the howling 
Of your starving stomach,
Echoing throughout your rebellious drained veins,

And I became a sweet loaf of bread
To...Read More
Categories: boat, friendship love, humanity, society,
Form: Free verse
Learning the City
Took the hop-on, hop-off boat
To Skansen in the cold, 
An open-air museum
Worth the visit, we were told.

We wandered 'round and stopped inside
Old farmsteads, barns and school 
Where guides in olden costumes
Told the history, so cool.

Varieties of animals,
From ponies, goats and...Read More
Categories: boat, city,
Form: Rhyme
Bouts of lightning flashes,swirls
And lightens up the pitch, black night
Of our neck of the woods
Tailgated by stealthy footsteps 
Of growling, grunting, moaning and roaring thunder,
As in gnashing and grinding of canine
As rain, like beads of sweat, acne and goose pimples
Break...Read More
Categories: boat, africa, allegory, beautiful, earth, extended metaphor, rain,
Form: Prose Poetry
Ship Shape
Aye, Aye Captain
That's what sailors say
When all is ready
To travel on their way

To far off places
And get the ship afloat
When all is in order
On this orderly boat

A boat has to be tidy
It's a huge ship
With a place for everything
Put to...Read More
Categories: boat, 10th grade,
Form: Rhyme
In August, 1628,
A Swedish warship sailed,
Yet on her maiden voyage
Every safety system failed.

The Vasa, tall and narrow,
Was too heavy on the top.
She teetered in the wind and then
She couldn't seem to stop.

Her trip was 20 minutes;
It took just 5 more...Read More
Categories: boat, deep,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Seaside Setting
Squalling seagulls sip the morning sunshine,
Disturbing the tranquility below,
Where ripples break the surface of the brine;
Some fishing boats complete the day's tableau.

Disturbing the tranquility below,
The noisy gulls dive down towards the sea,
Some fishing boats complete the day's tableau
In typical summer...Read More
Categories: bird, boat, fishing, flying, sea, sunshine,
Form: Pantoum
I know what it's like
when the water keeps rising,
while the plans that you made
all seem to be revising...
Choose not to drown...
When there's no solid ground 
that your toes can grasp onto,
change is burning your ship
fire smouldering around you...
Choose not to...Read More
Categories: boat, allegory,
Form: Rhyme
You don't want this
As energy crosses its boundaries 
I've realized not all understand
that sometimes what we take on
is what helps others find land...
I can see the sinking or struggle
and I'm just here to help you float;
I've found we can drop the bundles 
instead...Read More
Categories: boat, deep,
Form: I do not know?




Categories: adventure, beauty, blue, boat, destiny, romantic, romantic
Form: Ballad
Salute The Truth
The wicked is calling the wicked 
Oh what a wicked
The wicked is calling the wicked
Who is really wicked?
The wicked is calling the wicked 
Can’t you see that something is wicked?
Wicked man,
 Wicked woman, 
Wicked boy,
 Wicked girl
Wicked church
Wicked preacher
Wicked teacher
Wicked...Read More
Categories: boat, community, desire, farewell, judgement, leadership, leaving, symbolism,
Form: Narrative