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Sea Poems | Examples of Sea Poetry

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Premium Member By the Sea
Soaring seagulls flying free Evening waves come forth, then flee All these sounds wash over me...Read More
Categories: sea, beach, imagery, inspiration, nature,
Form: Other

Nimble fingers glide across the strings practiced notes turn instruction into muscle memory dancing, the bow sounds out each note on the ivory shore, breezy and remote Clouds drift about, sun warm on the face shrill cries of gulls, waves...Read More
Categories: beach, music, sea,
Form: Tail-rhyme
Sea Foam
The waves beat at the shore Abruptly pouncing Slowly retreating Again and again White froth churning My eyes watering My throat tightening I open my mouth Nothing Silence Water blissfully moving by me The silence so sweet Yet saltier than the ocean waves Neverending cerulean blue Wading through...Read More
Categories: sea, cry, dance, imagery, imagination,
Form: Free verse
Empty Shells
Besides a footprint, Too empty pieces of shells Spread at dune sand....Read More
Categories: art, beauty, meaningful, sea,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member A Paradise Island
Written 24 December 2023 For: No 1243 New Poem Only Poetry Contest Sponsored by Brian Strand ...Read More
Categories: appreciation, beach, ocean, sea,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member RipTide
Our love is like a riptide wild ride, I am drowning in you. Riptide, pool slide, can't fight it, suck you right back in Can't swim to the side. Sex ride, heat light, glow bright driving us insane I want you...Read More
Categories: sea, extended metaphor, inspirational love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member When will I not love you
When will I not love you shall there be a distant flame flickering beyond the warmth of an Indian summer's sultry breeze When will I not love you will the sun rest on top of giant umbrellas dancing heavenly...Read More
Categories: muse, music, romance, sea,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member If not for Love
If not for love, the world is lost on storms at sea, mankind is tossed If dawns the morn, o'er dry land man has a chance...Read More
Categories: love, men, sea, storm,
Form: Couplet
We are not sea creatures
We are not sea creatures By Michelle Morris 21/09/2023 Don't be one of the broken ones Who remain empty shells that echo The remnants of their humanity Long forgotten and stripped away Don't be one of the cruel ones Who become hard and...Read More
Categories: sea, earth day, encouraging, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Floating
To float on the sea is a delight for me. To be rocked by waves that urges, surges and mummers a welcome aboard from the sea, is giddy gosh, gleeful to me. The prods, prompts, jostles and pulses of the waves...Read More
Categories: sea,
Form: Free verse
MESSAGE Miles of ocean cable Mostly North Atlantic Many attempts it took Meaning could have been lost More likely weak signals Morse code was the default ...Read More
Categories: meaningful, sea,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Barred
Our waves crash hard; I'm left scarred bad and barred from sea....Read More
Categories: emotions, feelings, sea,
Form: Than-Bauk
Sea Change
Its quest is over. Life's. Wholesome-faced. At this drop off point, a world's Sea-washed. Effaced. Shackled by which search, a slave's Profitless, for coin Proved it, toward more and more Becoming joy-rich Now breathing freer, will ditch What for too long chafed Of self deceit,...Read More
Categories: sea,
Form: Rhyme
Lorca Translations I
Lorca Translations I Gacela of the Dark Death by Federico Garcia Lorca loose translation by Michael R. Burch I want to sleep the dreamless sleep of apples far from the bustle of cemeteries. I want to sleep the dream-filled sleep of...Read More
Categories: sea, dark, death, heart, romance,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Oceans - Of Thought
| Oceans - Of Thought | Harmonised hypothermia sets through the darkened depth of the chasm deep, Like a heavy-weighted wreck of my linguistic mind. As blithe planulae float amongst the turquoise torrents of the surging tides. Efflux my...Read More
Categories: sea, change, emotions, lost, metaphor,
Form: Free verse

Specific Types of Sea Poems

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Definition | What is Sea in Poetry?