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Swimming Poems

Swimming Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of swimming 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 swimming.

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Premium Member Color Imagined
Sunlit ducks
Flashing downy amid the buttercups
Lily ponds notoriously absent

Swimming with optimism
Following their mama
Hopeful they will all end up
In a dandelion patch

Tulips up ahead
Color of seventy's happy face
Showing you love whether you deserve it or not
...Read More
Categories: swimming, yellow,
Form: Free verse

Swimming in Norway
Is the Earth’s climate warming? No! No way!
But I wonder what happened one fine day,
when a stark naked horde
swam and splashed in a fjord
on a balmy New Year's Eve in Norway. ...Read More
Categories: swimming, earth, humor, humorous, irony, satire,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Summer is
Summer is 
Sucking in your gut
While wearing a skimpy swimming suit

Summer is 
Staring at the stars
Sucking in your gut
When that boy comes by

...Read More
Categories: swimming, nostalgia, summer, write, writing,
Form: Narrative
Recovering from all the Christmas cheer
Early in this new year
Sorrowfully I now decide
On resolutions by which I must abide.
Like losing weight to gain speed.
Undo the damage of saturated feeds.
Take up zumba class and swimming.
I think already I am winning. ...Read More
Categories: swimming, class, faith, fruit,
Form: Acrostic
The Interlude of Aphradere: One-of-a-Kind Soul
Give me a chance to gain the will of positive vibes, nestled in happiness and glorified in gladness
You allow me to swim in passionate blissfulness and I'd like to thank you with all of my heart's gratefulness 
I truly belong...Read More
Categories: swimming, emotions, encouraging, endurance, fear, longing, sorrow, strength,
Form: Free verse

Love Letter From The Soul XXXVI


Upside-down, backwards 
worlds weep and burn
tried or true pulling into blue
the abandoned, the fright, 
the flight
the silence whispering in my mind
taking hold of a long and lonely night

weary as the witch's brew 
warning/warming the soul
we ball 
we wither 
amongst it...Read More
Categories: swimming, love,
Form: Romanticism
Tagore translation: The Seashore Gathering
The Seashore Gathering
by Rabindranath Tagore
loose translation by Michael R. Burch

On the seashores of endless worlds, earth's children converge.
The infinite sky is motionless, the restless waters boisterous.
On the seashores of endless worlds earth's children gather to dance with joyous cries and...Read More
Categories: swimming, boat, children, dance, earth, extended metaphor, happiness,
Form: Verse
Premium Member God's Gracious Butterfly
Go, go my dear butterfly
On to the garden of flowers you go
Don’t ever funk to flutter in wind
'll be watching your funny leaps.

So gracious from flower to flower
Gliding and swimming through the air
Rather than flapping your little wings
As an artist...Read More
Categories: swimming, butterfly, flying, god,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member The Fever Spreads
The Fever Spreads

I am slipping. 
Not slowly but faster than expected. 
I wanted it to go better. 
I made a plan and have a goal. 
It has not worked out. 

Writing, penning, grinning...
Crying, sighing, and not dying. 
Words, dancing across...Read More
Categories: swimming, childhood, good morning, heartbreak, heaven, metaphor, miss
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Deep End
Grasp hold of the ladder - look out!  Loose rung.
Raining hard.  Have to hold on - terrified.
Ever so slowly, shaking still ....
Attacked at old empty Armadale swimming pool.  Thrown in, hit my head.
Took my money, made off...Read More
Categories: swimming, abuse, anxiety, confusion, dark,
Form: Acrostic
Prayers for our Troops
The men and women in red, white, and blue.
They put their life on the line for us, this is true.
Each with weapons, and boots on the ground.
Swimming in swamps, walking in desserts, and climbing up mounds.
Jumping out of planes.
Running into...Read More
Categories: swimming, prayer, war,
Form: Rhyme
I feel it
Swimming in my blood
Moving from neuron to neuron 
Consuming my whole body 
I blink to get it out
Tears roll down my cheek
Containing the products it produced
I shiver as my eyes dart 
From one place to another 
All my...Read More
Categories: swimming, anger, anxiety, appreciation,
Form: Free verse
Blue Beauty
The sea is so bright and it illuminates the nostalgic night
It sways and sways to the rhythm of my young heart
The clouds are formulating right before my eyes with might
Raindrops collapse upon the ground from the start

Disconsolate clouds soaks in...Read More
Categories: swimming, beauty, blue, ocean, sea,
Form: Free verse
Queen of the Sea and King of the Desert
I am at the edge of the sea...of the sea...
I am falling apart as we opened the door
Follow me...follow me...come follow me…
Even in our departure, we are on the shore

I am the queen of the deep ocean
You expect me to...Read More
Categories: swimming, conflict, emotions, lost love,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Disjointed
Is that you, Laura?
It's me - Linda.  Do you have time to talk?
Guess what?  We won the race!
Silver Star ran superbly, and he cleared all the jumps.  He beat the next horse by a length!
Oh yeah, I...Read More
Categories: swimming, blue, food, girl, horse, mum, september,
Form: Verse
Premium Member To Heaven
To Heaven

My Lord, my King, 
my Sovereign Father, 
mercy and grace.
The finest flowers for the 
hour of Your birth. 

Lost are the souls born of monkeys, 
swimming fish from the proverbial sea. 
The swamp of ugly lies. 

Low that I...Read More
Categories: swimming, adventure, allah, angel, atheist, hello, inspirational, places,
Form: Free verse
Love Letter From The Soul XXIV
My Gift,

“The pure present is an ungraspable advance of the past devouring the future. In truth, all sensation is already memory.” - Henri Bergson

I feel, I felt
tingles in the far recesses of my soul
swirling in an ever circular motion
surrounding the...Read More
Categories: swimming, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Winter Puddles

Heck; all these winter puddles that, I so need to miss
I am wearing waist high waders; to avoid the wet risk

As those puddles are so very deceptive in their depth
Worse; as some really have you coming up for breath

Road...Read More
Categories: swimming, deep, meaningful, satire,
Form: Couplet
That drowning eyes
When these two eyes met
First time, it is for a century or more
My eyes get drunk in
The nectar of the love.
But you get vanishes
Leaving my eyes in hangover.
These eyes wants to
Taste yours eyes.
They search again that
Alcoholic eyes.
After a long time
These...Read More
Categories: swimming, crush, cute love, destiny, emotions, first love,
Form: Free verse
River Glow

The river holds within it
a bygone starlight,
as if all that was
will be its movement
into tomorrow.

By that ancient glow
long drowned ghosts dream.
I also imagine those dreams travelling
inside my own alien rivering.

The river is a dreamscape.
I saw its mesmeric trance once,
saw it...Read More
Categories: swimming, poetry,
Form: Free verse
I Believe In You, Too
I Believe In You, Too

I have come to realize that I am obsessive
And afraid to act, well, because I am afraid
Like standing at the edge; rehearsing, what if
Instead of jumping; 
As the unknown is uncertainly safe
Looking down at the surface...Read More
Categories: swimming, care, friendship, love, strength,
Form: I do not know?
Getting over an obstacle
It is uncanny when I’m prepared to drive home
Something happens it is delayed
This time it is the hospital I can’t go there
Since it is free a new appointment takes forever.
The hospital doctors try to stop the Whale...Read More
Categories: swimming, feelings, first love, for him, french,
Form: Blank verse
And I Want To Dive In
The horizon is sipping from the dawning haze of the sun.
Soon, the land will be swimming under the sky....Read More
Categories: swimming, simple, sky, sun,
Form: Free verse
To hurt :: Heroic stanza

It's like swimming against current to go
stopping natural flow of emotions;
Unrequited love hurts so much, we know
difficult to unlove; fully broken.

The pain of rejection pinches heart, grow
over days, can't forget, no more hoping.
Study says, it hurts her too, she mayn't...Read More
Categories: swimming, emotions,
Form: Heroic Couplets
Hello Momma
Hello Momma?
How are you
I can feel you so near
It’s when I’m looking in the mirror
Or smiling all alone
Hello Momma
I see you in the wind Momma
I feel you in the butterflies
And the sun
I wish you could appear Momma
The world’s so empty...Read More
Categories: swimming, death,
Form: Blank verse