Ocean Poems

Ocean Poems

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

  1. 1. Promises Of A New Day

    The sea is a metaphor for our inner desires that are stirred when we reach life's crossroads. Like the sea, the future possibilities are both intriguing and daunting. Our desires can taunt us to plunge into life and let it take us where it will. Yet, fear also cautions us about the risks and dangers of failure. The real shame isn't failing but in never trying and making new discoveries that enrich us. One day, we'll either wonder what might have been or be glad we explored new possibilities.

    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.

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    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...

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  3. 2. Sea Fever

    As you read this poem about the beauty of sailing the ocean, imagine the smell of the salt air, the wind on your face and the movement of the waves as you sail toward your destiny.

    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.

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    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...

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  5. 3. A Miracle To Behold

    I wrote this one day while I was visiting the ocean.

    Seagulls soar above her surf,
    The sun reflects and gleams,
    While people come from miles around
    To stroll upon her beach.

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    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...

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  6. 4. Storm At Sea

    This poem uses point of view to make the readers feel as though they're one of the sailors trying to survive the storm.

    CRASHING waves... SMASHING seas...
    Bringing sailors to their knees.
    As they struggle to save their lives,
    Hoping and praying help arrives.

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    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.

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  7. 5. The Ocean

    The beauty of the ocean.

    It roars like a lion,
    Yet so calm and sincere,
    Like a refined diamond.
    Much beauty lurks here.

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  8. 6. The Ocean

    • By B Gosling
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2014

    This poem has a few meanings for me. I think only a few people will understand the deeper meaning. If you do, please comment what you think it is. Thank you so much for reading this. I hope you enjoy it!

    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.

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    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.

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  9. 7. The Sea

    • By Shirley Fudge
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2018

    The Sea was written one day when I was longing to be near the ocean, but I was thousands of miles away. My childhood memories made me feel as if I were there.

    Gentle lulling of the sea,
    Once again you beckon me.
    Caressing waves upon the shore
    Transporting me to years of yore.

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    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...

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  10. 8. Even Though I Could Drown

    There's something about
    how the sea draws me in
    much like your eyes
    even though I know I could drown

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  11. 9. The Red And White Striped Lighthouse

    • By Ebvor
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2017

    My poem is about a determined lighthouse. I wrote this because I used to live by the beautiful ocean.

    The red and white striped lighthouse,
    Standing by the sea,
    As quiet as a mouse,
    Telling boats where it be.

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    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....

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  12. 10. Till We Meet Again

    I wrote this at the end of last summer as I was sitting on the beach.

    When I stand small before the ocean
    In her vast infinity,
    I'm consumed by all her beauty
    And my profound humility.

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  13. 11. My Blue World

    • By Lanna M
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems December 2013

    I wrote this poem because I really love the ocean.

    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.

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    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...

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  14. 12. The Calling

    This is not meant to be sad. I can't seem to write anything happy. I should get that checked out.

    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.

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    Poem Describing Being At The Ocean, The Calling

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    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 .

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  15. 13. Magical Sunset

    • By Selene
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2011

    I wrote this just after having seen an amazing sunset on the sea.

    As the day ends to rest
    The sunset does its best
    Setting on fire the lively waves
    Colouring orange the nature he saves

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    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.

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  16. 14. Sea

    • By Bronagh M. Dunne
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2018

    I live in a coastal town in Ireland. When all else fails, I know the sea will always be there. Its mesmerizing beauty always grounds me. Something about it always stills my troubled spirit. I wrote this poem to express how those times by the sea felt.

    ever changing, constant
    rhythmic and random
    silence, full of sound
    like cold water

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    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...

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  17. 15. Ocean - Mysterious Mistress

    This poem is about the ocean/seas which we will have all encountered at some stage of our lives, whether it is to swim in, sail on, or to do sea fishing or just as a witness to its mood depending on the weather.

    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.

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  18. 16. Two Faced

    • By Megan Phillips
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2016

    Hello everyone, my name is Megan, and I'm a 26 year old college student. I started writing poetry when my husband began his deployment with the U.S. Navy. Before he left we had a mutual friend pass away in a surfing accident off the coast of California. That incident inspired this short poem.

    Blue waters peaceful as ice,
    Standing frozen as the rays of light break through the waves.
    The ocean plays and tumbles
    Like a child after school,

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  19. 17. Whale Song

    • By Michelle
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2011

    I had to write a poem for English class.... and well, this is the result. The task was to comment on a picture (of a whale being rescued ) and to write our thoughts and feelings in a poem. The freedom that these beautiful giants symbolizes really struck me as I was writing this poem.

    A weak bellowing echo across the dunes
    One last call for help
    Heat shimmering across the sand
    Sun slowly drying ...

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    This is absolutely beautiful! You have real talent!

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  20. 18. A Storm In Sea

    • By Iqbal Singh Sidhu
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2011

    I started writing this poem after reading a story of a similar kind but.....while I was writing I imagined a whole lot more than that....regarding life and death so I drove it the other way...I started out with the last two lines in my mind...I knew they would suit the poem better at last....it's a poem out of imagination and nothing else..also I never thought of publishing it online, but now I am!

    The silence grew,
    No wind flew,
    A roar boasted all my ties,
    And I saw a mighty wave rise,...

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    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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