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.

15 Poems about the Beauty of the Ocean and Seas

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  1. 1. Sea Fever

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    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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  3. 2. Promises Of A New Day

    • By Belinda Stotler
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2019 with permission of the Author.

    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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  5. 3. A Miracle To Behold

    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. The Ocean

    • By Isaac H.
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2018 with permission of the Author.

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

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  7. 5. Storm At Sea

    • By Amar Qamar
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008 with permission of the Author.

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    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.

  8. 6. Ocean Lover

    • By Katy A. Brown
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 23, 2023 with permission of the Author.

    Silky smooth water flows across your skin...
    Its delicate waves drift you astray.
    The reflection of the sun glistens from within...
    As if its light will never fade away.

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  9. 7. The Sea

    • By Shirley Fudge
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2018 with permission of the Author.

    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. Sea

    • By Bronagh M. Dunne
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2018 with permission of the Author.

    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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  11. 9. My Blue World

    • By Lanna M
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2013 with permission of the Author.

    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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  12. 10. Sounds Of The Tides

    • By Sadwick
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 29, 2023 with permission of the Author.

    A song of perseverance
    We're riding the days
    Like surfs on the waves

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  13. 11. The Ocean

    • By B Gosling
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2014 with permission of the Author.

    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.

  14. 12. Even Though I Could Drown

    • By Gemma Troy
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2020 with permission of the Author.

    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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  15. 13. The Red And White Striped Lighthouse

    • By Ebvor
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2017 with permission of the Author.

    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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  16. 14. Magical Sunset

    • By Selene
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2011 with permission of the Author.

    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.

  17. 15. Ocean - Mysterious Mistress

    • By Laura J Sanders
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2021 with permission of the Author.

    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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