SEA POEMS

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The Bus Pilgrim

"Ride along with me,
Take that side beside the window and see,
Put your earphones on,
Let the beat and the bus blend along,
.....
Joshua Ejares

Joshua Ejares
The Wood-cutter

The sky is like an envelope,
One of those blue official things;
And, sealing it, to mock our hope,
The moon, a silver wafer, clings.
.....

Robert William Service
Looking Forward

Sleep, let me sleep, for I am sick of care;
Sleep, let me sleep, for my pain wearies me.
Shut out the light; thicken the heavy air
With drowsy incense; let a distant stream
.....
Christina Rossetti

Christina Rossetti
Song Of The Sea

(Capri, Piccola Marina)


Timeless sea breezes,
.....

Rainer Maria Rilke
Low-tide

These wet rocks where the tide has been,
Barnacled white and weeded brown
And slimed beneath to a beautiful green,
These wet rocks where the tide went down
.....
Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay
Let's Meet Then...

Hatching marvels, thee talking instrument of maximal gravity
A bit known stranger on it, defines, “Who am I”...
Trimming me ruthlessly,
Alligating me of dire consequences,
.....
Aabby

Aabby
African Sun

When I was four years old
My village mates and I
Used to gossip
About the African sun
.....
Ibrahim Bangura[cleffy]

Ibrahim Bangura[cleffy]
A Dream

That was a curious dream; I thought the three
Great planets that are drawing near the sun
With such unerring certainty begun
To talk together in a mighty glee.
.....
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Ella Wheeler Wilcox
My Pen In Love

When the pen is in love
It rolls out words
That keeps the sea silent
The wind mum
.....
Ola Olawale

Ola Olawale
Studio Composition

Cup of Words

Crystal sphere sitting
Before child like statue
.....

Joseph Mayo Wristen
Inland

People that build their houses inland,
People that buy a plot of ground
Shaped like a house, and build a house there,
Far from the sea-board, far from the sound
.....
Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay
A Great Hope Fell

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A great Hope fell
You heard no noise
.....
Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson
Moonlight

We stood among the boats and nets . . .
We marked the risen moon
Walk swaying o'er the trembling seas
As one sways in a swoon;
.....
Don Marquis

Don Marquis
Neocolonialism

When skeptically he bellied on back to the arid sea
To escape the spirited insurgency from disgruntled land owners
The alligator did not shut out his rule
It knew it lived by the bereavement of other creatures
.....
Michael Aete

Michael Aete
A Memory

It all seems like yesterday,
When the sun made a pathway,
The waves soaked my feet,
The ocean played a song
.....
Az Mo

Az Mo
Columbus

Behind him lay the gray Azores,
Behind the Gates of Hercules;
Before him not the ghost of shores,
Before him only shoreless seas.
.....
Joaquin Miller

Joaquin Miller
Passage Of The Apennines

Listen, listen, Mary mine,
To the whisper of the Apennine,
It bursts on the roof like the thunderâ??s roar,
Or like the sea on a northern shore,
.....
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley
A Burnt Ship

Out of a fired ship, which by no way
But drowning could be rescued from the flame,
Some men leap'd forth, and ever as they came
Near the foes' ships, did by their shot decay;
.....
John Donne

John Donne
Wave Of Tears

The water that silently moves to the shore
reminds me of what I used to live for.
The sleepless nights
created the fire that burns, but never lights.
.....
Duwayne Frieslaar

Duwayne Frieslaar
The Wanderer

I saw the sunset-colored sands,
The Nile like flowing fire between,
Where Rameses stares forth serene,
And Ammon's heavy temple stands.
.....

Sara Teasdale
Freedom's Plow

When a man starts out with nothing,
When a man starts out with his hands
Empty, but clean,
When a man starts to build a world,
.....
Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes
Anchor Song

Heh! Walk her round. Heave, ah, heave her short again!
Over, snatch her over, there, and hold her on the pawl.
Loose all sail, and brace your yards aback and full-
Ready jib to pay her off and heave short all!
.....
Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling
The Sea Wind

I am a pool in a peaceful place,
I greet the great sky face to face,
I know the stars and the stately moon
And the wind that runs with rippling shoon-
.....

Sara Teasdale
We And They

Father and Mother, and Me,
Sister and Auntie say
All the people like us are We,
And every one else is They.
.....
Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling
An Eastern Ballad

I speak of love that comes to mind:
The moon is faithful, although blind;
She moves in thought she cannot speak.
Perfect care has made her bleak.
.....

Allen Ginsberg
I Am

I am: yet what I am none cares or knows
My friends forsake me like a memory lost,
I am the self-consumer of my woes-
They rise and vanish in oblivious host,
.....
John Clare

John Clare
I Must Go Down To The Sea Again

I must go down to the sea again,
to the lonely sea and the sky;
I left my shoes and socks there -
I wonder if they're dry?
.....

Spike Milligan
Pray For Me

She rushed into a house
darkghost where haltup
evildims where hiddown
Her room was tumultly dreadful
.....
Saviour A Willie

Saviour A Willie
The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell

THE ARGUMENT

RINTRAH roars and shakes his
fires in the burdenM air,
.....
William Blake

William Blake
The Scholars

"Oh, show me how a rose can shut and be a bud again!"
Nay, watch my Lords of the Admiralty, for they have the work in train.
They have taken the men that were careless lads at Dartmouth in 'Fourteen
And entered them at the landward schools as though no war had been.
.....
Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling
Sleep Forever

Sleep forever

Sleep forever

.....
Martina Rimbaldo

Martina Rimbaldo
L' Envoi

There's a whisper down the field where the year has shot her yield
And the ricks stand gray to the sun,
Singing:-'Over then, come over, for the bee has quit the clover
And your English summer's done.'
.....
Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling
Sonnet:

IT is not to be thought of that the Flood
Of British freedom, which, to the open sea
Of the world's praise, from dark antiquity
Hath flowed, 'with pomp of waters, unwithstood,'
.....
William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth
Grace Darling

Among the dwellers in the silent fields
The natural heart is touched, and public way
And crowded street resound with ballad strains,
Inspired by one whose very name bespeaks
.....
William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth
I Am Not Yours

I am not yours, not lost in you,
Not lost, although I long to be
Lost as a candle lit at noon,
Lost as a snowflake in the sea.
.....

Sara Teasdale
A Chilly Peace Infests The Grass

1443

A chilly Peace infests the Grass
The Sun respectful lies-
.....
Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson
Moonset

But see! . . . the body does not sink;
It rides upon the tide
(A starbeam on the dagger's haft),
With staring eyes and wide . . .
.....
Don Marquis

Don Marquis
The Sack Of The Gods

Strangers drawn from the ends of the earth, jewelled and plumed were we;
I was Lord of the Inca race, and she was Queen of the Sea.
Under the stars beyond our stars where the new-forged meteors glow,
Hotly we stormed Valhalla, a million years ago!
.....
Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling
Mother O' Mine

If I were hanged on the highest hill,
Mother o- mine, O mother o- mine!
I know whose love would follow me still,
Mother o- mine, O mother o- mine!
.....
Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling
A Drop Fell On The Apple Tree

794

A Drop Fell on the Apple Tree-
Another-on the Roof-
.....
Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson
Little By Little

“Little by little,” an acorn said,
As it slowly sank in its mossy bed,
“I am improving every day,
Hidden deep in the earth away.”
.....

Anonymous
Bad Mood

my striking empathy
wake and skate my day
i have a gush to redden
when fairness of earth embedded like deluge
.....
Olanrewaju Balogun

Olanrewaju Balogun
You Have Crossed The Rubicon

I was a young vine with leaves until you turned me into a pine.
A flowing river, then you seared me into a desert
I was the dazzling sun, a cynosure of many eyes, until you raped me of my iridescence.
The pride of many men, until you smeared me with lust.
.....
Gerald Onyebuchi

Gerald Onyebuchi
Christmas In India

Dim dawn behind the tamerisks-the sky is saffron-yellow-
As the women in the village grind the corn,
And the parrots seek the riverside, each calling to his fellow
That the Day, the staring Easter Day is born.
.....
Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling
The World Is Too Much With Us

The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers:
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
.....
William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth
Prevision

I know you are too dear to stay;
You are so exquisitely sweet:
My lonely house will thrill some day
To echoes of your eager feet.
.....

Aline Kilmer
Sea Calm

How still,
How strangely still
The water is today,
It is not good
.....
Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes
A Lover's Journey

When a lover hies abroad
Looking for his love,
Azrael smiling sheathes his sword,
Heaven smiles above.
.....
Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling
Jessie Cameron

“Jessie, Jessie Cameron,
Hear me but this once,” quoth he.
“Good luck go with you, neighbor's son,
But I'm no mate for you,” quoth she.
.....
Christina Rossetti

Christina Rossetti
I Love You

I love you
like dipping bread into salt and eating
Like waking up at night with high fever
and drinking water, with the tap in my mouth
.....

Nazim Hikmet