OCEAN POEMS

Out of the Rolling Ocean, The Crowd
OUT of the rolling ocean, the crowd, came a drop gently to me,
Whispering, I love you, before long I die,
I have travel'd a long way, merely to look on you, to touch you,
For I could not die till I once look'd on you,
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Walt Whitman
The Cliffs
They sing of the grandeur of cliffs inland,
But the cliffs of the ocean are truly grand;
And I long to wander and dream and doubt
Where the cliffs by the ocean run out and out.
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Henry Lawson
Ocean And The Mind Of Man Are Both Alike
Ocean and the mind of man are both alike:
Under the ocean's bottom lies
the destructive fire, vadvaagni;
And in the breast of man doth rage
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Lalleshwari
The Wanderer
Upon a mountain height, far from the sea,
I found a shell,
And to my listening ear the lonely thing
Ever a song of ocean seemed to sing,
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Eugene Field
In The Midst Of The Ocean
In the midst of the ocean
With unspun thread.
I am towing the boat:
Would that God grant
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Lalleshwari
The Secret
In the profoundest ocean
There is a rainbow shell,
It is always there, shining most stilly
Under the greatest storm waves
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Katherine Mansfield
Thing Language
This ocean, humiliating in its disguises
Tougher than anything.
No one listens to poetry. The ocean
Does not mean to be listened to. A drop
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Jack Spicer
I Live In New York
I am happiest
near the ocean,
where the changing light
reminds me of my death
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Erica Jong
The Ocean Said To Me Once,
The ocean said to me once,
"Look!
Yonder on the shore
Is a woman, weeping.
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Stephen Crane
When
I dwell in the western inland,
Afar from the sounding sea,
But I seem to hear it sobbing
And calling aloud to me,
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Ella Wheeler Wilcox
July Fourth By The Ocean
The continent's a tamed ox, with all its mountains,
Powerful and servile; here is for plowland, here is
for park and playground, this helpless
Cataract for power; it lies behind us at heel
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Robinson Jeffers
The Ocean
The ocean, when I saw
Forget myself in its deepness.
I sink in the depth,
Reach the core.
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Azanum Bhat
The Stars Go Over The Lonely Ocean
Unhappy about some far off things
That are not my affair, wandering
Along the coast and up the lean ridges,
I saw in the evening
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Robinson Jeffers
Ode to a Large Tuna in the Market
Among the market greens,
a bullet
from the ocean
depths,
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Pablo Neruda
Natural Music
The old voice of the ocean, the bird-chatter of little rivers,
(Winter has given them gold for silver
To stain their water and bladed green for brown to line their banks)
From different throats intone one language.
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Robinson Jeffers
Stanzas For Music
There be none of Beauty's daughters
With a magic like thee;
And like music on the waters
Is thy sweet voice to me:
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George Gordon Lord Byron
How precious are thy thoughts of peace
How precious are thy thoughts of peace,
O God! to me; how great their sum!
New every morn, they never cease;
They were, they are, and yet shall come,
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James Montgomery
Laws Xiii
Then a lawyer said, "But what of our Laws, master?"

And he answered:

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Khalil Gibran
There Be None Of Beauty's Daughters
There be none of Beauty's daughters
With a magic like Thee;
And like music on the waters
Is thy sweet voice to me:
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George Gordon Byron
Lost Anchors
Like a dry fish flung inland far from shore,
There lived a sailor, warped and ocean-browned,
Who told of an old vessel, harbor-drowned
And out of mind a century before,
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Edwin Arlington Robinson

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