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Ocean Poems | Examples of Ocean Poetry

Ocean Poems - Examples of all types of ocean poetry to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for ocean.

New Poems

POOch - and other quick jottings
I said, do you fancy a drink, Tom? He said where the hell is that stink from? My dog cocked his leg We smelt rotten egg Because he had eaten my stink bomb ...Read More
Categories: cat, dog, humorous, ocean,
Form: Limerick

Beach Child
Autumn is a time in the spirit of a man When he walks down the beach And get chilled from the sand. On misty mornings...Read More
Categories: ocean, autumn, beach, body, feelings,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Venture Forth
Recover lost horizons Sail beyond Outer Space Revive the imagination Of a faith-starved race Dive deep into oceans Unexplored, Inner Space Where waters surge majestic Midst moments of grace ...Read More
Categories: faith, imagination, ocean, space,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Beautiful Sea
I lost my heart to the ocean. The first time we met, I knew. I was drawn by its endless motion. In awe of this magnificant view. I watched in wonder as waves rolled onto the sand. I felt the...Read More
Categories: appreciation, beautiful, home, ocean,
Form: Rhyme
Sailor's Quandary
Shall I do penance for my hasty words, or poise myself on this quaint narrow quay to smell the salty perfume of the sea, on platinum ship sail so far away? I quiver with trepidation and dread. Forgive my horrid...Read More
Categories: ocean, emotions, feelings, forgiveness, heartbroken,
Form: Iambic Pentameter

Sandy water’s grip Waves grow icy, salty sting Forced to the bottom ...Read More
Categories: death, ocean,
Form: Haiku
Baking cupcakes with my sister came to a screeching halt Thought we were using sugar and found out we had the salt Decided we should try and fix our mistake Added some extra chocolate and put them in...Read More
Categories: food, ocean,
Form: Rhyme
Fo'c's'le - A Dream
With the equinox illuminating a fortnight of recovery On pelts spread like Ionian jars left askew, My flame-keep sparked alight against the doldrums of ...Read More
Categories: ocean, boat, endurance, history, native
Form: Free verse
Octopus Delight
Octopus delight Went pee inside of a boat Back to the ocean...Read More
Categories: ocean, adventure, fish, fishing, food,
Form: Haiku
Lunar Savior
Out and back, its motion imprisons out and back, on an endless sea The ocean pulling both hard and wide the tides recalling —till setting you free (The New Room: February, 2021) ...Read More
Categories: ocean,
Form: Rhyme
When Oceans Fall
When oceans fall, skies marry blue Lighter comes the night cascading Sleeping with the waterfalls that land Heavy on the backs of continents A crash is heard on midnight’s shallows Seas sleep on rocks that hold their ground While flowing into...Read More
Categories: life, nature, ocean,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Obsequy
I sketched your pale face in the midst of a bleached sky waves break over the long granite jetty ...Read More
Categories: ocean, 12th grade, angst, conflict,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Yes, Love the Salty Ocean
Yes, love the salty ocean rocky shore, and gaze at endless blue waves in motion; with a restless and merciless loud roar, I adore the wild salty ocean shore. Waves crashing upon rocks with emotion, all its foamy frothy...Read More
Categories: ocean,
Form: Rondeau Redouble
Premium Member Lone Cypress
Lone Cypress The lone cypress of Monterey mocks the wind The sea is amused Copyright Paul Thomson 2017...Read More
Categories: courage, environment, ocean,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member If I
If I could fly, ...Read More
Categories: ocean, dream, fish, flying, life,
Form: Free verse

Specific Types of Ocean Poems

Definition | What is Ocean in Poetry?