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Ocean Poems | Examples of Ocean Poetry

Ocean Poems. Below are examples of poems about oceans. This list of ocean poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of ocean poetry. This list of works about ocean is an excellent resource for examples on how to write ocean poems.

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List of Ocean Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem Trim The Rime Greg Gaul Rhyme boat, metaphor, ocean, poetry,
Premium Member Poem light and morning sun cs parker Free verse ocean, absence, adventure, america, appreciation,
Premium Member Poem Lighthouse Gregory R Barden Free verse ocean, appreciation, boat, history, light,
Traveler Tide M. L. Kiser Blank verse ocean, appreciation, earth, environment, imagery,
Premium Member Poem Life's Tempests Greg Gaul Couplet boat, evil, innocence, ocean,
Sand Castles M. L. Kiser Choka ocean, art, beach, earth, environment,
Premium Member Poem Waves crashing inside her mind Lewis Raynes Quatrain ocean, anxiety, depression, imagery, imagination,
Pelican Pete M. L. Kiser Limerick ocean, animal, bird, fun, funny,
Premium Member Poem A Day By The Ocean Charles Gragg Rhyme beach, ocean,
Premium Member Poem GOD NEVER PROMISED A CALM PASSAGE BUT HE WILL PROVIDE A SAFE JOURNEY James Edward Lee Sr. Lyric ocean, addiction, corruption, environment, holocaust,

The Lighthouse
by M. L. Kiser
She glows bright across the sea;
Night siren calling to ships;
Her voice rides the ocean air;
She’s a life saver.

Once her kind needed man’s help;
Now automation rules...

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Choka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: ocean, appreciation, earth, environment, nature,

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RIVER OF LOVE
by Demetrios Trifiatis







Love resembles the waters of a river that sooner or later lead one to the ocean: To God!








© Demetrios Trifiatis
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Monoku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: love, ocean, river,

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Keep the oceans clean
by Lisle Ryder
Each washing cycle
spews out more micro-fibres.
It's time to wash less....

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: environment, ocean, water,

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Man in the Moon
by Sandra Weiss
There is a full moon tonight,
a perfect height over the sea.
It gives a soft, glowing light
through the skylight above me.

The man in the moon smiled...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: ocean, appreciation, beach, beautiful, night,

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tropic triangle
by Gregory R Barden


Fiji eve, afire ...

palms blow kisses to the moon -

jealous coral sky

~





Written and submitted on September 28, 2018
For the "Haiku In The Tropics" Poetry Contest
Julia...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: beautiful, nature, ocean, paradise,

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Inner Storm
by Sandra Weiss
A storm is approaching I can feel it in the air.
The stillness, it's unsettled, something is brewing out there.

I am not feeling unease about the...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: ocean, emotions, how i feel,

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Tidal
by George Jeffries
Bare feet on white sands;
White skies, white trees.
Watching as rolling foams
Creep in gentle tributaries,
Washing blue beneath naked heels.

The first wave: gentle touch,
Tender as inquisitive hands.
Withdrawing....

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: analogy, lost, love, ocean,

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Stroke
by arthur vaso
Stroke


symphony of hands
on keys
	trembling
strings and vibrations
	whispered notes
floating in the wind
		hands tap dancing
Anticipation at dusk
				a stroke
				of genius
on musical canvas
...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: art, fantasy, music, ocean,

Laundry
by M. L. Kiser
Flowing liquid rolls
Foaming suds wash sand…retreat
Beaches too, get cleaned.
...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, beach, nature, ocean,

Good Medicine
by M. L. Kiser
Seagulls sailing by;
Ruffle my hair with 
A soft winging song;
Heard only by my 
Listening spirit.

Salty scents waft
From the water;
I find repose
Here by the sea.

It’s embrace
Warms...

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Diminished Hexaverse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: ocean, appreciation, beauty, earth, environment,

World Traveler
by M. L. Kiser
The tide
Rolling in
Upon the shores
An old world traveler
Ancient.
...

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Cinqku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: ocean, appreciation, earth, environment, nature,

GOD ONLY KNOWS
by Ann Gilmour
The Beach Boys are singing with the Royal Philharmonic
As I sit upon my balcony and sip a gin & tonic
The music plays 
it draws me...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: music, ocean, paradise, sea,

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Haiku In The Tropics
by Maureen McGreavy



                        ...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: nature, ocean, sunshine,

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Bad Poetry Contra
by Carol Connell
I just can’t abide reading 
bad poetry. It is a great misuse of time. 
Bad poetry is like a form 
with no shape. I want...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: abuse, conflict, meaningful, ocean,

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Hush
by Gregory R Barden

          I am here,
Attentive ... adoring ...
         ...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: moon, night, ocean, romance,

Joyful Dare Valley lake, Aberdare, Wales
by Jeffrey Heathfield
The clouds an oil painting sponge,
Non forgiving rain falls from the sky.
Raging streams turn into angry rivers: 
Shhhhhhhing through the forest scrub. 
While the quiet...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: ocean, appreciation, autumn, beauty, happiness,

Haunted Ocean
by M. L. Kiser
Haunted Old Ocean;
Specters swim throughout the sea;
For many a good ship has,
Met its final doom;
Within the tempestuous,
Waters and cannot move on.
On stormy nights you 
May...

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Choka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: halloween, ocean, scary, sea,

Rare
by Alex Jade
We,
We are alone, together.
Yes, you.
Floating,
Bobbing like buoys.
It's strange,
That I am not alone
In this ocean.
Bubbling to the surface.
We,
Now together,
Looking out to the mist
Smelling harsh salt and...

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ABC | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: metaphor, ocean, sea,

A Toe
by Earl Schumacker
Take the left toe on the left foot
The second one in from the end
Between the little and middle 
Focus on its majestic quality
Though alone and...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: ocean, appreciation, identity, image, meaningful,

Ocean
by Jenny Joy
Too deep
Too blue
Too vast
And True

The waves
The sun
The moon
And Tide

The Feet
The touch
The grip
And Told

Not to hurry
Not too safe
Not to leave
And NO...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: ocean, beach, care, deep, fear,