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Sailing Poems

Sailing Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of sailing poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for sailing.

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Kaleidoscope eyes
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Picture yourself in a boat on a river
sailing along with the moon in your eyes
Following dreams found to make your heart quiver
with tangerine trees and marmalade skies

Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly
counting the words in between all your sighs
Seeing...Read More
Categories: sailing, fantasy,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Juggernaut
Veracious voices that come out to play,
Wandering words tell the tale…
Mending hearts in the mist.

Where secluded sacrifices submerge,
Whispers warming in their waves…
Sailing scriptural shores.

A man stands alone in the baneful breeze,
Watching the world decaying;
The juggling juggernaut.




This verse is inspired by...Read More
Categories: sailing, character, courage, devotion,
Form: Kimo
Flashes that echo
Sudden flash evanescing slowly 
Cracks in a concrete sky
Peering
Leering over mountains of clay
On this very day it comes apart
Peeling away like withered bark on a tree

Kill me............kill me

The end of days
Prolonged pain

Suffer to eat
Eat and suffer
Paradoxal misery
Limbo land of black...Read More
Categories: sailing, conflict, dark, depression, emotions, fantasy, health, horror,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member UNDERCURRENT OF MELANCHOLY

sudden tears erode the beach in his eyes.
swift vortex,  of addiction
                     and shame,      ...Read More
Categories: sailing, depression,
Form: Kimo
Three Ships Sailing
THREE SHIPS SAILING

I saw three ships sailing upon the horizon, as dancing in the shimmering haze
Eyes strained as each momentary appearing, then disappearing from my gaze

Distance thoughts fell upon me, I silently wondered, to where each ship sailed
Each carrying its...Read More
Categories: sailing, absence,
Form: Couplet



Premium Member IMPASSE
My oars were broken
I couldn't sail, I was
at an impasse, alone
but you came along
and mended me, with
your craftsmanship,
now we are in sync 
sailing together as
one, in the ocean blue






Contest: Metaphor Of Love Poem
Sponsor: Bobby May

11/5/19
...Read More
Categories: sailing, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Bowman's Shaft


Solo archer gathers mist of amour clouds, dipping venturous arrow tips in a veiled concocted potion, drowning its mettle in a whimsical bliss of a dreamt liquefied mirage that defines the elixir,

Cupids errant arrow is liberated openly o'er the arc...Read More
Categories: sailing, i love you, i miss you, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Streaming 'cross the sky
   ~ Streaming 'cross the sky ~

Day dawns from the window of a plane
   Red streaks across the sky
Dispel the darkness in my brain
   Sailing smooth as the crow flies

Upward to the clouds on...Read More
Categories: sailing, dream, flying, miracle, sky,
Form: Rhyme
I Wrote This Cus I Was Bored
History has taught us
we are not a tortoise
we are not a small toy
there are short and tall boys

Sailors must be annoyed
shouting land ahoy
for sailing brings joy
as does the adult toy

Ignorant to ignorance
so it makes no difference
to our own two pence
our...Read More
Categories: sailing, humorous, word play,
Form: Rhyme
Dictum of Insanity
On par to manage joyful course
Approach to live without remorse
While dictums of insanity
Are grinding spars impaling me

Perchance to light upon derail
The most melodic harmony
The rest express to no avail
Irrelevant profanity

Experience of life prevails
Experience no sailing smooth
Pause to enjoy a hilltop...Read More
Categories: sailing, angst,
Form: Rhyme
OLD SALT
In the corner of a pub
There sits an old sea dog
He tells the same old stories
His mind is full of fog

“Ahoy, me hearties! Pass the rum
And I’ll spin you a yarn of old
About the time I was a pirate
A tale...Read More
Categories: sailing, drink, fun, humor, humorous, memory, poetry, sea,
Form: Rhyme
Lifeboat
We are in this boat together
Sailing across the bay.
Some have an easy voyage,
The wind is blowing their way
I wish I could always be sailing
Across an ocean with you
And never reach the other side
though it may be in view.
I want to...Read More
Categories: sailing, absence, adventure, passion,
Form: Rhyme
such this way missing
In the pocket of chest
live there many poems,
summer has gone on its path
rainy, autumn and late autumn too
winter is smiling on the quay of sailing

withered leaves of last winter
in the dark grave of absent mind
oh the virus devoured the breaths
and...Read More
Categories: sailing, love, poems,
Form: Free verse
SAILING LIFE
Sailing self being in the ocean of life
For the unknown destiny to win over strife
Paddling steadily with the music of time
that's buzzing in my ears as crickets chime
Sometimes rude thunder screams at me
after then blue sky smiles with glee
Sometimes hot...Read More
Categories: sailing, life, mystery,
Form: Rhyme
I have seen, I have heard and I believe

I have seen the Sun rise over the Pacific ocean,
I have seen the Moon sailing over the eucalyptus trees,
I once saw a grandfather kiss his little granddaughter on the forehead.
The light reflected in a quiet lake and I saw children...Read More
Categories: sailing, 10th grade,
Form: ABC
Premium Member SUSPENDED IN ANIMATION
don’t call him a baby...
don’t make fun of his tears...
his soul’s tender —
he runs and hides,
under a chromatic beanbag
with a dark emotional spectrum.

when he returns to play Sleeping Queens,* he
sniffles, wipes tears on his sleeve (and yours)
“You hurt my feelings.”

you...Read More
Categories: sailing, child, feelings, games, love,
Form: Free verse
Ecstatic Meteors
ecstatic meteors
sailing through space-
congested traffic
...Read More
Categories: sailing, appreciation, nature, poems, poetry, space, stars,
Form: Haiku
peter pan
my life's dream is to meet someone 
who will be as gorgeous as Peter pan
and he would take me to Neverland
sailing in a heavenly ship ....Read More
Categories: sailing, abortion, absence, abuse, addiction, age, allegory, america,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Capturing each Moment of Time
Droplets of rain dripping down your cheek
Caught by my hand whisking them away
This heart has found its lost love in you 
My hands are now yours this body too

Forever you will always be mine and I yours
No poetry ever written...Read More
Categories: sailing, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The First Thanksgiving
The First Thanksgiving (Sept. 3, 1578)

The shortest distance to Cathay 
(Land of riches: silks, teas and spices)
Lay to the north to the South Sea.
Didn’t Barlow tell the King,
Was reserved for England.

The routes ‘round the Capes
Were long in treacherous waters
Hampered by...Read More
Categories: sailing, education, history, holiday, thanksgiving, thanksgiving day, voyage,
Form: Verse
Summer Twilight
When twilight wanders into night
upon a summer’s eve
it’s easy to believe
that magic fairies carry light
and flit throughout the trees
while sailing on the breeze
When twilight wanders into night


Picture 4
October 11, 2019...Read More
Categories: sailing, appreciation, august, children, eve, magic, summer, wind,
Form: Ballad
Life
Life sailing as a theme
File as a progressivism
Lead as an oxygen
Good as a women
...Read More
Categories: sailing, 7th grade, woman,
Form: Rhyme
Crimson Sunset

The crimson sunset in the blushing bay,
a lone bird spreads wings on serene sky
to reach the clumps of cloud not so high
on color burst horizon of the drowning day.
The sailing soul finds bliss in anchorage divine
while the cadence of rippling...Read More
Categories: sailing, sea, sunset,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Train Now Standing
The last ship will sail if our train leaves here late
The connection was wrong from the start.
The powers that be could have silenced this hate


Long before.

We were due.

To depart.


They could have agreed to smile and reach out
But decided to go...Read More
Categories: sailing, england, political,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member America
"The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror!"~ Joyce Meyer 


This majestic, mounting explorer
Outshines the ordinary bird
With wings that highlight the soarer
Swiftly floating once it’s stirred

With...Read More
Categories: sailing, america, beautiful, bird, creation, freedom, inspiration, military,
Form: Sonnet