Vast & Majestic - Ocean Poems
Three quarters of the earth's surface is covered by water. The ocean conceals billions of creatures interacting in ways that we will never fully understand. Much of the ocean is mysterious. We cruise along on boats on the ocean's surface, and sit on beaches watching the ocean's surf meet the land. One of the great things about the ocean is that we cannot build on it. It will remain a vast open space perfect for contemplation.
18 Poems about the Beauty of the Ocean and Seas
The perpetual cadence of the vast sea
Stirs a restless desire that engulfs me.
Like an infinite force I dare not impede,
Briefly rushing in - only to then recede.Featured Shared Story
I used to think that I was nothing, but I'm not anything - I am something - that is a talented, intelligent, calm, kind, pretty, artistic, unique girl who is loved by everyone around me. I...
2. Sea Fever
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a gray mist on the sea's face, and a gray dawn breaking.Featured Shared Story
My grandmother lived on the Gulf Coast on a bay, and I visited her throughout my childhood, from my home in the southwest desert. I've lived years now from any coast and found this poem...
Seagulls soar above her surf,
The sun reflects and gleams,
While people come from miles around
To stroll upon her beach.Featured Shared Story
Dear Elizabeth, Growing up in New Jersey, I have always had easy access to the ocean. I love the ocean but, I have always been interested in the beauty of the PACNW. I love to look at films...
4. Storm At Sea
CRASHING waves... SMASHING seas...
Bringing sailors to their knees.
As they struggle to save their lives,
Hoping and praying help arrives.Featured Shared Story
This poem brought a tear to my eye and I love the way that the author has written this particular poem. It definitely is top in my book.
6. The Ocean
The waves trickle along my toes.
The soft ocean sprays across my nose.
The sand was compliant under my feet
Exactly where the ocean and it decide to meet.Featured Shared Story
This is a love affair with the sea and shore. It uses all of our senses by embracing it. It takes the reader to the seashore. It may be good to use for my mindful group sessions.
7. The Sea
Gentle lulling of the sea,
Once again you beckon me.
Caressing waves upon the shore
Transporting me to years of yore.Featured Shared Story
Yes, thank you for again remembering these beautiful days when we've taken on outings as children. All 7 of us loved these trips. Not long ago I was sad I lost contact with an older gent who...
The red and white striped lighthouse,
Standing by the sea,
As quiet as a mouse,
Telling boats where it be.Featured Shared Story
This touches my heart, because it brings back beautiful memories of all the lighthouses that I have seen in my lifetime. And the heartfelt meaning when you hear the story of the lighthouse....
11. My Blue World
I know a place where the world is still,
where time and space have no hold.
I know a place where my heart and soul are one
and there are stories left untold.Featured Shared Story
I love the ocean as well, just the sound of its waves and the smell of the salty water and the breeze that carries it. When I get mad or sad I just think of the ocean, and it calms me down. I...
12. The Calling
The waves whisper to me, calling me to the soft sand.
The water sweeps over my feet, surrounds where I stand.
The breeze caresses my face, whips my hair.Featured Shared Story
It's all I feel when I'm watching the ocean, the beautiful sea. But something else I never saw was that it could be more beautiful if there wasn't any pollution around .
13. Magical Sunset
As the day ends to rest
The sunset does its best
Setting on fire the lively waves
Colouring orange the nature he savesFeatured Shared Story
I live in Alaska and the sunsets are so beautiful on the water. I can totally relate to the part at the end where it says the night devours the magic but I still stand in awe.
ever changing, constant
rhythmic and random
silence, full of sound
like cold waterFeatured Shared Story
I too grew up on the coast in Ireland. The Atlantic energizes and grounds me. I feel at peace on the shore like nowhere else on Earth. I live in Cumbria now where I can reach the coast easily...
I would be enthralled at the stories the ocean could tell,
about explorers and adventurers that traversed its swell,
of the lives lost in shipwrecks and of pirate tales of old,
and legends passed down through generations, told.
18. A Storm In Sea
The silence grew,
No wind flew,
A roar boasted all my ties,
And I saw a mighty wave rise,...Featured Shared Story
Whoa! That was a nice one. Full of imagery. I could feel that very storm in the sea. I could feel the dark night of that very lonely sailor's life at stake. My mind soared up and down and...
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