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"HEAR, O ISRAEL!: 3", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "brothers mine, fling out your white banners over this red sea of wrath"
Last Line: Press on - press on
Subject(s): Freedom;israel;red Sea; Liberty


"I'M GOING FOR A SOLDIER, JENNY", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
Last Line: "jenny, look unto your own"
Subject(s): Love;sea;soldiers; Ocean


"OH, DON'T I LOVE MY BILLY", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: At cruel fate I am a railer
Last Line: For the sake of billy
Subject(s): Love;sailing & Sailors;sea; Ocean


"THE CONSTITUTION'S LAST FIGHT [FEBRUARY 20, 1815]", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: A yankee ship and a yankee crew
Last Line: "'old ironsides' means victory, / acrost the western ocean"
Subject(s): Constitution (ship);sea Battles;war Of 1812; Naval Warfare


"THE GOLDEN ISLAND OR THE DARIAN SONG, BY 'A LADY OF HONOUR'", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Some slumbering thoughts possessed my brain
Last Line: O' respond both land and sea
Subject(s): England;fame;life;sea; English;reputation;ocean


..... AND WHITE THE WHITE INVOKES, by ALFRED FRANCIS KREYMBORG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The breasts of white camellias lead the way
Last Line: "that soothe her with an echoed, ""innocent."
Subject(s): Camellias; Cypress Trees; Pine Trees; Sea; Trees; Ocean


11-FEB-83, by MAXINE RUTH SOLOW COMBS    Poem Source                
First Line: Outside it's snowing hard enough to freeze a mammoth
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


2E2. TRANSATLANTIC CROSSING. THIRD DAY., by RITA DOVE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Panel of gray silk. Liquefied ashes. Dingy percale tugged over
Last Line: Well. I'd go home if I knew where to get off
Subject(s): Parks, Rosa (b. 1913); Sea; Travel


3, by MONG-LAN    Poem Source                
First Line: Bats swallow my shadow
Last Line: My hand on the horizon %of its tail the scaly sieve
Subject(s): Animals; Bats; Fights; Mist; Mountains; Sea


534, by JOHN MASEFIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For ages you were rock, far below light
Last Line: Of those who speed your launching come to be.
Alternate Author Name(s): Masefield, John Edward
Subject(s): Depressions, Economic; Great Britain - Commonwealth & Colonies; Queen Mary (ship); Sea; Unemployment; Recessions; British Empire; England - Empire; Ocean


73 POEMS: 68, by EDWARD ESTLIN CUMMINGS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What is
Last Line: Cries which are wings
Alternate Author Name(s): Cummings, E. E.
Subject(s): Sea


95 POEMS: 10, by EDWARD ESTLIN CUMMINGS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Maggie and milly and molly ad may
Alternate Author Name(s): Cummings, E. E.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


95 POEMS: 10, by EDWARD ESTLIN CUMMINGS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Maggie and milly and molly ad may
Last Line: It's always ourselves we find in the sea
Alternate Author Name(s): Cummings, E. E.
Subject(s): Sea


A BALLAD AT PARTING, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sea to sea that clasps and fosters england, uttering evermore
Last Line: Here the limitless north-eastern, there the strait south-western sea.
Subject(s): England; Sea; English; Ocean


A BALLAD OF KINSMEN, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A pia bay wears a smooth, bright face
Last Line: And the other on to her grave.
Subject(s): England; Sea; Ships & Shipping; English; Ocean


A BALLAD SARK, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: High beyond the granite portal arched across
Last Line: On the wrathful woful marge of earth and sea.
Subject(s): Grief; Sea; Sorrow; Sadness; Ocean


A BALLAD WITH A SERIOUS CONCLUSION, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Crowd about me, little children
Last Line: "would have run the other way."
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Children; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Childhood; Ocean


A CAPTAIN OF THE PRESS-GANG, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Shipmate, leave the ghostly shadows
Last Line: Are the masters of the world.
Subject(s): Press Gangs; Sea; Ocean


A CHANNEL PASSAGE, by RUPERT BROOKE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The damned ship lurched and slithered. Quiet and quick
Last Line: To choose 'twixt love and nausea, heart and belly.
Subject(s): English Channel; Sea; Soldiers' Writings; Ocean


A COTTAGE IN A CHINE, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We reached the place by night
Last Line: For the cottage by the water.
Subject(s): Adam & Eve; Bible; Flowers; Sailing & Sailors; Sea Voyages; Ships & Shipping; Eve; Seamen; Sails


A DARK NIGHT, by GREGORY ORR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How I long to pull the old man in
Last Line: How dark it is; how far I am from shore.
Subject(s): Night; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Bedtime; Ocean


A DEAD CALM AND MIST (TOWARDS EVENING), by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The slow heave of the sleeping sea
Last Line: Save just a dream of amethyst.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Dreams; Evening; Sea; Wind; Nightmares; Sunset; Twilight; Ocean


A DEAD SEA-GULL; NEAR LIVERPOOL, by DINAH MARIA MULOCK CRAIK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lack-lustre eye, and idle wing
Last Line: Dying of soul decay.
Alternate Author Name(s): Mulock, Dinah Maria
Subject(s): Sea Gulls


A DIRGE FOR THE DEEP-SEA TRAWLER, by THOMAS EKENHEAD MAYNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From the mouth of the rolling humber
Last Line: To the sullen humber's flow.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


A DOUBLE BALLAD OF AUGUST, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All afric, winged with death and fire
Last Line: Life yearns for solace toward the sea.
Subject(s): August; Sea; Wind; Ocean


A DREAM, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: That was a curious dream; I thought the three
Last Line: That I awoke and joined too in their mirth.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Dreams; Earth; Planets; Sea; Sun; Nightmares; World; Ocean


A DREAM AT ARDEA (MAREMMA), by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where ardea, the cliff-girt
Last Line: The star of eve.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Dreams; Earth; Love; Mythology - Classical; Rome, Italy; Sea; Venus (goddess); Nightmares; World; Ocean


A DREAM OF FAIR WOMEN, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I read, before my eyelids dropt [or, dropped] their shade
Last Line: Faints, faded by its heat.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Chaucer, Geoffrey (1342-1400); Sea; Sleep; Women; Ocean


A DROP OF ANY SEA ...., by ALFRED FRANCIS KREYMBORG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I'd like to try the deeper waters, spread
Last Line: And gave himself till dark pools held him dead.
Subject(s): Earth; Love; Sea; World; Ocean


A FAREWELL TO AMERICA, TO MRS. S. W., by PHILLIS WHEATLEY    Poem Text     Poem Explanation         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Adieu, new-england's smiling meads
Last Line: Of all its pow'r disarms!
Alternate Author Name(s): Peters, Phillis
Subject(s): Great Britain; Love - Loss Of; Mortality; Sea Voyages; United States; America


A FLAKE OF FOAM, by LAVINIA R. CLARK    Poem Text                
First Line: In the seething foam I am tossed on the height of the waves
Last Line: Oh! The turquoise sky that I love!
Subject(s): Bubbles; Sea; Water; Ocean


A FORSAKEN GARDEN, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text     Poem Explanation         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: In a coign of the cliff between lowland and highland
Last Line: Death lies dead.
Subject(s): Death; Gardens & Gardening; Sea; Dead, The; Ocean


A GLIMPSE OF OCEAN, by F. H. MCMAHON    Poem Text                
First Line: Down from the crest of one great oak
Last Line: Before he comes to die.
Subject(s): Drake, Sir Francis (1540-1596); Sea; Ocean


A GRAVE, by MARIANNE MOORE    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Man looking into the sea
Last Line: In which if they turn and twist, it is neither with volition nor consciousness.
Variant Title(s): A Graveyard
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Sea; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Ocean


A GRAVEYARD, by SILAS WEIR MITCHELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As beats the unrestful sea some ice-clad isle
Last Line: The great voiced city's roar of fretful life.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Sea; Graveyards; Ocean


A GREEN WAVE, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Between the salt sea-send before
Last Line: With plumes from the grey clouds that fly.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Sea; Sky; Wind; Ocean


A GREYPORT LEGEND, by FRANCIS BRET HARTE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They ran through the streets of the seaport town
Last Line: Drawing the soul to its anchorage.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harte, Bret
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


A HYMN IN PRAISE OF NEPTUNE, by THOMAS CAMPION    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Of neptune's empire let us sing
Last Line: The praise of neptune's empery.
Variant Title(s): A Hymn In Praise Of Neptune
Subject(s): Hymns (as Literary Form); Praise; Sea; Ocean


A HYMN OF THE SEA, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea is mighty, but a mightier sways
Last Line: The murmuring shores in a perpetual hymn.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


A HYMN TO CHRIST, AT THE AUTHOR'S LAST GOING INTO GERMANY, by JOHN DONNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In what torn ship soever I embark
Last Line: An everlasting night.
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


A JACOBITE'S EXILE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The weary day rins down and dies
Last Line: The graves wherein we lie.
Subject(s): Exiles; Jacobites; Night; Sea; Bedtime; Ocean


A LADY PRAYETH THE RETURN OF HER LOVER ABIDING ON THE SEAS, by JOHN HEYWOOD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Shall I thus ever long, and be no whit the near?
Last Line: That rather had to die in troth than live forsaken so!
Variant Title(s): To Her Sea-faring Lover
Subject(s): Absence; Sea; Separation; Isolation; Ocean


A LEGEND, by RHYS CARPENTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Upon a day, long, long ago
Last Line: Thus dionysus spoke.
Subject(s): Greece; Kidnapping; Legends; Mythology; Punishment; Sea; Greeks; Ocean


A LEGEND OF HELL GATE, 1675, by GIDEON JOHN TUCKER    Poem Text                
First Line: A saucy boat was the annetje block
Last Line: When the hell gate tide is out.
Subject(s): Death; Legends; New York City - Dutch Period; Sea Voyages; Tragedy; Dead, The


A LIFE, by GEORGE EDWARD WOODBERRY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I heard my ancient sea-blood say
Last Line: The dim marge of god's outer sea.
Subject(s): Sea; Sea Voyages; Wandering & Wanderers; Ocean


A LOST LOVE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas a summer ago when he left me here
Last Line: Good-by, my lover; good-by!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Variant Title(s): Lost
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Sea; Summer; Ocean


A MAN'S LAST LOVE, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Like the tenth wave, that offers to the shore
Last Line: Live yet in this one passion, grand and vast.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Love; Passion; Past; Sea; Ocean


A MARINER'S SONG, by JOHN GARDINER CALKINS BRAINARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Though now we are sluggish and lazy on the shore
Last Line: In his cruise o'er the waters, the top of the wave.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


A MARSH MESSAGE, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The melancholy marshes brood
Last Line: The young fresh soul that was so fair?
Subject(s): Death; Life; Sea; Soul; Swamps; Voices; Dead, The; Ocean; Bogs; Fens; Marshes


A MOUNTAIN BROOK, by CHARLES OTIS JUDKINS    Poem Text                
First Line: I come from the depths of the mountain
Last Line: Of my mother, the sky-tinted ocean.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


A MUSE OF WATER, by CAROLYN KIZER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We who must act as handmaidens
Last Line: Is water deep enough to drown.
Subject(s): Literary Form; Lowell, Robert (1917-1977); Man-woman Relationships; Muses; Sea; Water; Women; Women's Rights; Male-female Relations; Ocean; Feminism


A NIGHT-PIECE BY MILLET, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Wind and sea and cloud and cloud-forsaking
Last Line: Wind and sea.
Subject(s): Roundels; Sea; Storms; Wind; Ocean


A NIGHTMARE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have a friend in ghostland
Last Line: See a secret I must keep.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): A Coast-nightmare
Subject(s): Death; Ghosts; Sea; Soul; Supernatural; Dead, The; Ocean


A NORTHERN VIGIL, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here by the gray north sea
Last Line: Another dawn on the world!
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


A NUN, AT SEA, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Mother of god, they are sending me to rome
Last Line: The sea is a terrible thing!
Subject(s): Life; Nuns; Religion; Rome, Italy; Sea; Theology; Ocean


A PASSER-BY, by ROBERT SEYMOUR BRIDGES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Whither, o splendid ship, thy white sails crowding
Last Line: In the offing scatterest foam, thy white sails crowding.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bridges, Robert+(2)
Subject(s): Sea; Ships & Shipping; Ocean


A PASSSGE TO ITALY, by WILLIAM ROSE BENET    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The channel glitters underneath the moon!
Last Line: As steadfast -- as thou -- art. . . .
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


A PICTURE, by ARTHUR CREW INMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Long surges of the summer sea
Last Line: Lulled in eternal sleep.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


A POEM OF THE SEA, by ROSELLE MERCIER MONTGOMERY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When others voice their passion for the sea
Last Line: For I am dumb!
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


A PRAYER FOR THE SAILOR, by EMMETT MALOY COUNTS    Poem Text                
First Line: Outside my window howls the wind
Last Line: May find his way to shore.
Subject(s): Boats; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Storms; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


A PSALM OF THE WATERS, by SILAS WEIR MITCHELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lo! This is a psalm of the waters
Last Line: Cries, enter, and share with thy servant!
Subject(s): Nature; Sea; Water; Ocean


A QUEEN IN THE SEA, by PAUL FORT    Poem Text                
First Line: With our good boats brave the tempestuous flood
Last Line: With our good boats brave the tempestuous sea.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


A QUESTION: AT SEA, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How dark the clouds that hide the sky from sight
Last Line: And know ourselves the one thing not undone?
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


A RECORD; A FRAGMENT, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I hear the dark tempestuous sea
Last Line: Through birth and death, doth upward range.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Dreams; Kisses; Sea; Soul; Tears; Nightmares; Ocean


A REFLECTION AT SEA, by THOMAS MOORE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: See how, beneath the moonbeam's smile
Last Line: Thus melts into eternity!
Alternate Author Name(s): Little, Thomas
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


A SABBATH MORNING AT SEA, by ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The ship went on with solemn face
Last Line: To the full godhead's burning.
Subject(s): Sabbath; Sea; Sunday; Ocean


A SAILOR CHANTEY (ON BARK 'PESTALLOZI' OFF TRISTAN D'ACUNHA ISLANDS), by HARRY HIBBARD KEMP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Six hearty husky lads were we, / able to cope with storm and sea
Last Line: And here we are to sea once more!
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea Voyages; Seamen; Sails


A SAILOR'S SONG, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh for the breath of the briny deep
Last Line: A slide o'er the side, and rest at last.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


A SAILOR'S YARN, by JAMES JEFFREY ROCHE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the tale that was told to me
Last Line: As would go and lie to a poor marine.
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Ocean


A SEA BALLAD, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Is that the sea, is that the sea?
Last Line: "god without pity! O son, little son!"
Subject(s): Mothers; Sea; Ocean


A SEA CHARM, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Winds that waft the fisher-fleet
Last Line: My mermaiden!
Subject(s): Mermaids & Mermen; New York City; Sea; Wind; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple; Ocean


A SEA CHILD, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The lover of child marjory
Last Line: The strong white sun.
Subject(s): Sea


A SEA DIALOGUE, by JOHN HALL (1627-1656)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My antinetta, though thou be
Last Line: That ever after firmer grows.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hall Of Durham, John
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


A SEA DIALOGUE, by OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Friend, you seem thoughtful. I not wonder much
Last Line: Ay, ay, sir! Stiddy, sir! Sou'wes'b'sou'!
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


A SEA DREAM, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We saw the slow tides go and come
Last Line: Behind him save the song he sung.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


A SEA MAIDEN, by HANIEL (CLARK) LONG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Face-down was I upon a sea
Last Line: Which rippled me to sleep.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


A SEA SONG, by ALLAN CUNNINGHAM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A wet sheet and a flowing sea
Last Line: Our heritage the sea.
Variant Title(s): At Sea
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


A SEA SONG, by DIGBY MACKWORTH DOLBEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the days before the high tide
Last Line: Sounds of many waters be?'
Alternate Author Name(s): Dolben, Digby Augustus Stewart Mackworth
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


A SEA SONG, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Old albion sat on a crag of late
Last Line: "that's as hereafter may be."
Subject(s): Laughter; Life; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Singing & Singers; Seamen; Sails; Ocean; Songs


A SEA SONG, by EUNICE MITCHELL LEHMER    Poem Text                
First Line: Dizzy with hurrying to and fro
Last Line: And the youth of my heart was the youth of the sea!
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


A SEA SONG, by MARGARET SACKVILLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Follow on the track of the west wind, seaward swinging
Last Line: Oh! When the winds turn home again we'll come again to you.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


A SEA SONG, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dolphins under and sea-gulls over
Last Line: Back to the heart of the long denied!
Subject(s): Sea; Sea Voyages; Singing & Singers; Ocean


A SEA SONG (1), by ALICE CARY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Nor far nor near grew shrub nor tree
Last Line: Until the world was left behind.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


A SEA SONG (2), by ALICE CARY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, make for me a little song
Last Line: That soundless, sailless, solemn sea.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


A SEA STORY, by EMILY HENRIETTA HICKEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Silence. A while ago
Last Line: This day upon the sea.
Subject(s): Disasters; Sea; Shipwrecks; Ocean


A SEA-BIRD, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I cry, I cry
Last Line: And my heart that is mad.
Subject(s): Birds; Death; Hearts; Night; Sea; Dead, The; Bedtime; Ocean


A SEA-MARK, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Rains have left the sea-blanks ill to climb
Last Line: Stands a sea-mark in the tides of time.
Subject(s): Rain; Sea; Time; Ocean


A SEA-PRAYER, by WILLIAM STANLEY BRAITHWAITE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord of wind and water
Last Line: Sea-lord -- all are thine.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


A SEA-SONG FROM THE SHORE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hail! Ho!
Last Line: Though I never sailed back again.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Singing & Singers; Ocean


A SEA-SPELL (FOR A PICTURE), by DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Her lute hangs shadowed in the apple-tree
Last Line: And up her rock, bare-breasted, comes to die?
Alternate Author Name(s): Rossetti, Gabriel Charles Dante
Subject(s): Sea; Sirens (mythology); Supernatural; Ocean


A SEASHORE IDYL, by ELLEN W. CUNNINGHAM    Poem Text                
First Line: Atlantic, by the sea we stand
Last Line: Alluding to the wild—wild waves.
Subject(s): Atlantic Ocean; Sea; Waves; Ocean


A SEASIDE INCIDENT, by MARC EUGENE COOK    Poem Text                
First Line: Why, bob, you dear old fellow'
Last Line: "is the one I married last year."
Alternate Author Name(s): Brown, Vandyke
Subject(s): Egypt; India; Sea; Travel; Ocean; Journeys; Trips


A SIGH OF THE SEA, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Why is it?' once the ocean asked
Last Line: "but god, whose own am I."
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


A SOLITUDE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sea beyond sea, sand after sweep of sand
Last Line: Beneath the coil of dull dense waves and hours?
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Ocean


A SONG IN TIME OF ORDER, 1852, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Push hard across the sand
Last Line: The kingdoms are less by three.
Variant Title(s): A Song In Time Of Order: 1852
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Storms; Ocean


A SONG OF GOUNOD'S, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: By a dim seacoast, long ago
Last Line: Wedding us there eternally!
Subject(s): Death; Hair; Hearts; Sea; Singing & Singers; Youth; Dead, The; Ocean; Songs


A SONG OF THE CRUISE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O the sun and the rain, and the rain and the sun!
Last Line: But smile and be brave till the voyage is o'er.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Rain; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Storms; Sun; Ocean


A SONG OF THE ENGLISH, by RUDYARD KIPLING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair is our lot - o goodly is our heritage!
Last Line: As the singer knew and touched it in the ends of all the earth!
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


A SONG ON THE SOUTH SEA, by ANNE FINCH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ombre and basset laid aside, / new games employ the fair
Last Line: A place in female souls.
Alternate Author Name(s): Kingsmill, Anne; Winchilsea, Countess Of
Subject(s): South Sea Bubble (financial Scandal)


A STORY OF THE SEA, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Were you ever told the legend old
Last Line: "is alone the peace he craves."
Subject(s): Grief; Life; Sea; Storms; Sorrow; Sadness; Ocean


A STORY OF THE SEA-SHORE, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I sought the long clear twilights of my home
Last Line: For, though he slay me, I will trust in god.
Subject(s): Beauty; Children; Christianity; Death; Decay; God; Homecoming; Longing; Love; Nature; Sea; Seashore; Story-telling; Waiting; Childhood; Dead, The; Rot; Decadence; Ocean; Beach; Coast; Shore


A SUB-MARINE CITY, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Their golden summits in the noonday light
Last Line: Accordant to the melancholy waves.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


A TALE OF THE SEA, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A pathetic tale of the sea I will unfold
Last Line: Will think of the hardships of poor mariners while at sea.
Subject(s): Boats; Fish & Fishing; Hunger; Sea; Survival; Ocean


A THOUGHT OF HOME AT SEA, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis lone on the waters
Last Line: And words of farewell!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Farewell; Sea Voyages; Parting


A THOUGHT OF THE SEA, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My earliest memories to thy shores are bound
Last Line: "to that sole changeless world, where ""there is no more sea."
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Sea; Spring; Ocean


A TITANIC MOTHER, by THOMAS AUGUSTINE DALY    Poem Text                
First Line: Och! 'tis come again, april, the same fine air
Last Line: Of an april morn.
Alternate Author Name(s): Daly, T. A.
Subject(s): April; Grief; Mothers; Sea; Sorrow; Sadness; Ocean


A UTILITARIAN VIEW OF THE MONITOR'S FIGHT, by HERMAN MELVILLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Plain be the phrase, yet apt the verse
Last Line: And a singe runs through lace and feather.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Monitor (ship); Sea Battles; United States - History; Naval Warfare


A VENETIAN SUNSET: BEFORE A CHANGE (RETURNING FROM TORCELLO), by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In violet hues each dome and spire
Last Line: Fan-like, from venice to the skies.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Evening; Sea; Venice, Italy; Sunset; Twilight; Ocean


A VISION OF THE SEA, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis the terror of tempest. The rags of the sail
Last Line: Whilst --
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


A VOYAGE, by ROWLAND EYLES EGERTON-WARBURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From morn till night one only change have we
Last Line: We see a ship, and then we ship a sea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Egerton-warburton, R. E.
Subject(s): Sea; Ships & Shipping; Ocean


A VOYAGER'S DREAM OF LAND, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The hollow dash of waves! The ceaseless roar!
Last Line: The sea-bird's wail shall vex my soul no more.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Sea Voyages; Women


A WILD NIGHT, by JULIA WARD HOWE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The storm is sweeping o'er the land
Last Line: That struggle with the sea!
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Storms; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


A WINTER SEA, by GRACE R. LLOYD    Poem Text                
First Line: I love the sea, its mystery
Last Line: On my snow-blocked new england farm.
Subject(s): Sea; Winter; Ocean


A WINTER SEA, by WALTER RICHARDSON    Poem Text                
First Line: A breath / then a growl
Last Line: Its death.
Subject(s): Sea; Yale University; Ocean


A WORD FOR THE NATION, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A word across the water
Last Line: Kings, princes, and slaves.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Nations; Sea; Ocean


A WORD WITH THE WIND, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord of days and nights that hear thy word of wintry warming
Last Line: Far as foam that laughs and leaps along the sea.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nature; Night; Sea; Wind; Nightmares; Bedtime; Ocean


A YAWN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I grow so weary; is it death?
Last Line: They live and die and so pass by.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Arks; Death; Earth; Sea; Dead, The; World; Ocean


ABBOTT'S LAGOON, by DENNIS SCHMITZ    Poem Source                
First Line: The storm's still everywhere I run [or, step]
Last Line: & trot into another morning's workout
Subject(s): Lagoons; Sea; Storms; Water


ABORTED WHALE WATCH, by ELIZABETH ZELVIN    Poem Source                
First Line: The tent-sized umbrella I have foolishly brought
Last Line: Spouts mingling with the mist, then in the hush %create sound waves, create language, create music
Subject(s): Marine Animals; Psychoanalysis; Relationships; Sea Voyages; Seasickness; Tourists; Travel; Whales


ABRIDGED BESTIARY, by MAXINE CHERNOFF    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As the story goes, noah took animals of every variety
Last Line: Recreated, according to the discarded pictures that the %monkey had saved for god
Subject(s): Boats; God; Noah (bible); Religion; Sea Voyages


ACROSS THE BAY, by NAOMI SHIHAB NYE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If we throw our eyes way out to sea
Last Line: That boat.
Subject(s): Absence; Boats; Mothers; Sea; Water; Separation; Isolation; Ocean


ACROSS THE SEA, by WILLIAM ALLINGHAM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I walk'd in the lonesome evening
Last Line: As I look across the sea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Pollex, D.; Walker, Patricius
Subject(s): Love; Sea; Ocean


ACROSS THE SEA OF LIFE, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text                
First Line: I gazed into a maiden's eyes
Last Line: Engulfed in glory light.
Subject(s): Boats; Love; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


ACT I, SCENE VI, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: ... As we paced along
Subject(s): Sea


ACT II, SCENE V, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now sways it this way, like a mighty sea
Subject(s): Sea


AD FRATREM, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I cannot let this perfect morning pass
Last Line: Her garden slopes, and fruitful orchard vales.
Subject(s): Grief; Morning; Nature; Oaths; Sea; Soul; Sorrow; Sadness; Ocean


ADDRESS TO THE OCEAN, by BRYAN WALLER PROCTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou vast ocean! Ever-sounding sea!
Last Line: Eternity -- eternity -- and power.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cornwall, Barry; Proctor, Bryan Waller
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


ADMIRABLE NEW NORTHERN STORY OF TWO CONSTANT LOVERS, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Two lovers in the north
Subject(s): Sea


ADMIRAL BENBOW, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Oh, we sail'd to virginia, and thence to fyal
Subject(s): Admirals; Benbow, John (1653-1702); Sea


ADMIRAL HOSIER'S GHOST, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: As near porto bello lying
Subject(s): Sea


ADMIRAL RODNEY'S TRIUMPH ON THE 12TH OF APRIL, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: True britons all of each degree
Subject(s): Sea


ADMIRALS ALL, by HENRY JOHN NEWBOLT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Effingham, grenville, raleigh, drake
Last Line: To nelson's peerless name!
Subject(s): Navy - Great Britain; Nelson, Horatio, Viscount (1758-1805); Sea; English Navy; Ocean


ADRIFT, by JAMES CHAPMAN WOODS    Poem Source                
First Line: Beyond the harbour bar the sun goes down
Subject(s): Sea


ADVENTURE, by EDWARD BLISS REED    Poem Text                
First Line: I loved my garden; in its cloistered plot
Last Line: Nor turn dismayed from unknown fate.
Subject(s): Fate; Flowers; Hearts; Love; Romance; Roses; Sea Voyages; Destiny


ADVENTURE AT MIDNIGHT, by MURIEL RUKEYSER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Watching, on piers, exuberant travelers
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


ADVENTURES OF JOHNNY NEWCOME, SELS., by JACK MITFORD                   
Subject(s): Sea


ADVENTURES OF JOHNNY NEWMAN, SELS., by JACK MITFORD                   
Subject(s): Sea


ADVENTURES OF MR LEAR & THE POLLY (& THE) PUSSEYBITE ON THEIR WAY., by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Mr lear goes out a walking with a polly & the pusseybite
Last Line: A deep hole & are never seen or distinguished or heard of never more %afterwards
Subject(s): Boats; Lear, Edward (1812-1888); Sea; Travel


ADVICE TO A PROPHET, by RICHARD WILBUR    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: When you come, as you soon must, to the streets of our city
Last Line: When the bronze annals of the oak-tree close.
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement; Christianity; Environment; Judgment Day; Messiah; Nuclear War; Religion; Sea Monsters; Nuclear Freeze; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb; Theology; S


AEGEAN, by MEI-MEI BERSSENBRUGGE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tang tang tang tang tang tang tang
Last Line: Odor of sea shell
Subject(s): Aegean Sea


AEGEAN, by MEI-MEI BERSSENBRUGGE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tang tang tang tang tang tang tang
Last Line: Into emptiness %like and empty goat skull %odor of sea shell
Subject(s): Aegean Sea


AEGEAN, by DAGMAR NICK    Poem Source                
First Line: In the marble light of the cyclades
Last Line: Once more one last %painless flash
Subject(s): Aegean Sea


AEGEAN, by LOUIS SIMPSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where only flowers fret
Last Line: Of battles on the plain %and the bright oar and the oar spray
Subject(s): Aegean Sea; Trojan War


AEGEAN ISLANDS 1940-41, by BERNARD SPENCER    Poem Source                
First Line: Where white, stares, smokes or breaks
Subject(s): Aegean Sea; Islands


AFFINITY, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You are not made for me
Last Line: That were shaken for me and you?
Subject(s): Circe; Hearts; Moon; Sea; Sun; Ocean


AFTER 1918, by HARRISON HIRES    Poem Text                
First Line: Into the gray mist I went dreaming
Last Line: The world from passion and madness spent.
Subject(s): Dreams; Sea; Sky; Thought; Nightmares; Ocean; Thinking


AFTER A THOUSAND YEARS, by CHARLES MARIE RENE LECONTE DE LISLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: That night the loud voice of the sea was roaring
Last Line: The muffled onset of embattled shades.
Subject(s): Sea; Time; Ocean


AFTER READING 'ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA', by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As when the hunt by holt and field
Last Line: Than be alive to-night.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Cleopatra, Queen Of Egypt (69-30 B.c.); Sea; Ocean


AFTER SUNRISE HOW MANY THINGS, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: From the day of this day
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


AFTER THE GALE, by ROBERT SEYMOUR BRIDGES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Who has not walked upon the shore
Last Line: Dapple in france the fertile plains.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bridges, Robert+(2)
Variant Title(s): Upon The Shore
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


AFTERNOON, by ELIZABETH HAYNES SANDS    Poem Text                
First Line: Out of the dust of yesterday
Last Line: And bitter, burning tears.
Subject(s): Afternoon; Sea; Tears; Youth; Ocean


AGAINST EXCESS OF SEA OR SUN OR REASON, by WILLIAM MEREDITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea that comes to the beach now softly
Alternate Author Name(s): Meredith, Morris
Subject(s): Reason; Sea; Sun; Errors; Moderation; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals; Ocean; Mistakes; Fallacies


AGUE, by SANDOR CSOORI    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What is this surprising throng
Last Line: And carry me, laid out, on the wind, %but where, where?
Subject(s): Sea


AH, MIGHTY BOISTEROUS BLOWN BREATH ... SIREN SONG FOR ME, by RODEN BERKELEY WRIOTHESLEY NOEL    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


ALBION'S ENGLAND, SELS., by WILLIAM WARNER                   
Subject(s): England; Mythology - Classical; Narcissus (mythology); Sea; Sleep


ALEC YEATON'S SON; GLOUCESTER, AUGUST, 1720, by THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The wind it wailed, the wind it moaned
Last Line: And the little child go free!
Subject(s): Disasters; Sea; Shipwrecks; Ocean


ALL ABOARD FOR BOMBAY, by LEROY F. JACKSON    Poem Source                
Last Line: On a floating cedar log!
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


ALL ART...', by CARL PHILLIPS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Routinely the sea %unbuckling, out
Last Line: Let the limbs be cut back
Variant Title(s): Interior: 'all Art...
Subject(s): Sea


ALL DAY LONG, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All day long in fog and wind
Last Line: Against the palisades of adamant.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


ALL HANDS UNMOOR!, by WILLIAM FALCONER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: ... A thundering sound
Subject(s): Sea; Ships And Shipping


ALL ROUND THE SEA WET SHINING NETS WERE SPREAD, by PHILIP BOURKE MARSTON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


ALL STILL, ALL SILENT, SAVE THE SOBBING RUSH, by ADELAIDE ANNE PROCTER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Berwick, Mary
Subject(s): Sea


ALL THE RUNNING WAVES OF EAGER LIFE, by ALFRED AUSTIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


ALL'S WELL, by WILLIAM ALLEN BUTLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Eight bells! Eight bells! Their clear tone tells
Last Line: "all's well! All's well!"
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


ALLEGORY, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The clouds that pass so swiftly o'er the downs
Last Line: Must in the end be borne beyond the shore.
Subject(s): Clouds; Fables; Fate; Sea; Allegories; Destiny; Ocean


ALONE, by ELIZABETH FREAR    Poem Text                
First Line: Over the trackless sea, from dawn to dawn
Last Line: Fearlessly toward the sunset we shall sail away -- alone.
Subject(s): Sea Voyages; Solitude; Loneliness


ALONE, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Naked I stood on the soft shingle of sand
Subject(s): Memory; Night; Sea; Bedtime; Ocean


ALONE FOR THE FIFTH DAY, by JASON SHINDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When I look at the ocean for a long time, the blue
Subject(s): Sea; Loneliness; Ocean


ALONG SHORE, by HERBERT BASHFORD    Poem Text                
First Line: What wondrous sermons these seas preach to men!
Last Line: They rocked the infant time!
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


ALONG THIS FRONT, by JAMES HERBERT MORSE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


ALWAYS MISTAKEN, by LINDA GREGG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We see the ocean and hear
Last Line: Of rice and cups of tea
Subject(s): Sea


ALWAYS MISTAKEN, by LINDA GREGG    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We see the ocean and hear
Last Line: In heaven, a table set with bowls %of rice and cups of tea
Subject(s): Greece; Life; Sea; Self


AMBASSADOR, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I lived on an alley where every cat and dog
Last Line: And the statues did not know me
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets; Sea


AMBITIOUS RAINS OF MOIST SEPTEMBER, by VICTOR HERNANDEZ CRUZ    Poem Source                
Last Line: The flowered illusion %pano-ramas
Subject(s): Caribbean Sea; Desire; Flowers; Kisses; Love; Puerto Ricans - New York City; Singing And Singers


AMBOYNA: SONG OF THE SEA FIGHT, by JOHN DRYDEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Who ever saw a noble sight
Last Line: As this so brave, so bloody sea fight.
Subject(s): Fights; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Singing & Singers; Seamen; Sails; Ocean; Songs


AMERICAN CONSTITUTION FRIGATE'S ENGAGEMENT ... GUERRIERE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Come jolly lads, ye hearts of gold
Last Line: Our barve commander now we'll toast, %in punch, and wine, and brandy
Subject(s): Constitution (ship); Navy - United States; Sea Battles; War Of 1812


AMONG SHALLOWS, by LEONARD CLARK    Poem Source                
First Line: Blue as the glass once blown by lips at tyre
Subject(s): Sea


AMORES: 3, by EDWARD ESTLIN CUMMINGS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As is the sea marvelous
Last Line: Of your %soul %upon %my lips
Alternate Author Name(s): Cummings, E. E.
Subject(s): Sea


AMORETTI: 34, by EDMUND SPENSER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lyke as a ship, that through the ocean wyde
Last Line: In secret sorrow and sad pensivenesse.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


AMORIS EXSUL: 3. IN THE BAY, by ARTHUR WILLIAM SYMONS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea-gulls whiten and dip
Last Line: And I would that my ship went down within sight of the shore!
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


AN ALL NIGHT SEA FIGHT, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye sons of mars, come list to me
Last Line: After thecannonading had ceased and the fighting was o'er.
Subject(s): British West Indies; Sea Battles; Naval Warfare


AN ANNUAL OF THE DARK PHYSICS, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The baltic sea froze in 1307. Birds flew south
Last Line: Nothing happened that was worthy of poetry.
Subject(s): Baltic Sea; Eckehart, Johannes (meister) (1260-1327); Lent; Mary Magdalen; Suicide; Women In The Bible; Eckhart, Meister; Mary Magdalene


AN APRIL SEQUENCE: 2. TIDING, by EDWARD JOSEPH HARRINGTON O'BRIEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When all the tides of april
Last Line: And white, and fair.
Subject(s): Flowers; Sea; Spring; Tides; Ocean


AN ENGLISHMAN'S SEA-DIRGE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "there are certain things - as a spider, a ghost"
Last Line: We're returning from the sea!
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


AN ODE FOR THE NEW YEAR AS IT WAS SUNG BEFORE HIS MAJESTY, by LAWRENCE EUSDEN    Poem Text                
First Line: Lift up thy hoary head, and rise
Last Line: Britannia is a brunswick's care.
Subject(s): Caroline Of Brunswick, Queen Of England; Courts & Courtiers; Crowns; George I, King Of England (1660-1727); Government; Politics & Government; South Sea Islands; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


AN OLD DREAM, by WILLIAM STANLEY BRAITHWAITE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You sang that song beside an olden sea
Last Line: The rapture of sea-dreams and memories.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


AN OLD INN BY THE SEA, by ODELL SHEPARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All night long we had heard the voice of the sea
Last Line: He sent this last dark cohort crashing in?
Subject(s): Hotels; Sea; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses; Ocean


AN OLD MAP, by ELIZABETH MORROW    Poem Text                
First Line: How small and arrogantly safe that world
Last Line: Disclosed the continent of you.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cutter, Elizabeth Reeve
Subject(s): Maps; Mediterranean Sea


AN OPEN BOAT, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O what is that whimpering there in the darkness?
Last Line: To fret the bare seas at the breaking of day.
Subject(s): Boats; Death; Faces; Sea; Voices; Wind; Dead, The; Ocean


ANCIENT TURTLE DANCE, by ALBERT CARL VERNON CLARK    Poem Source                
First Line: Turtle, turtle, come up to breathe
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


AND CONSTANT SHELLS THAT EVERMORE RETAIN, by RICHARD GARNETT (1835-1906)    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


AND GOD CREATED THE GREAT WHALES, by JOHN MILTON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea; Whales


AND IN HASTE THE REFLUENT OCEAN, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


AND KNEELING AT THE EDGE OF THE TRANSPARENT SEA I SHALL SHAPE FOR ..., by ANNE CARSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A wife is in the grip of being
Last Line: Not a bird not a breath in sight
Subject(s): Love Nature Of; Marriage; Sea; Women; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Ocean


AND KNEELING AT THE EDGE OF THE TRANSPARENT SEA I SHALL SHAPE FOR ..., by ANNE CARSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A wife is in the grip of being
Last Line: And slides off toward the falt gray horizon, %not a bird not a breath in sight
Subject(s): Love; Love - Unrequited; Marriage; Sea; Women


AND SHINING WITH GLOOM, THE WATER GREY, by ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


AND SUDDENLY THERE SPRINGS, FR. ANCHORED, by LEWIS MORRIS (1833-1907)    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


AND THE BLEAR-EYED FILMY SEA DID BOOM, by EDWARD ROBERT BULWER-LYTTON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Meredith, Owen; Lytton, 1st Earl Of; Lytton, Robert
Subject(s): Sea


AND THE CREST / OF EVERY MOUNTING WAVE, by RICHARD GARNETT (1835-1906)    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


AND THE RAINBOW LIVES IN THE CURVE OF THE SAND, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Sea


AND THERE WAS NO MORE SEA, by KATHARINE WASHBURN HARDING    Poem Text                
First Line: Beyond and yet beyond new beauty calls
Last Line: But oh, unsatisfied, there is no sea.
Subject(s): Birds; Gulls; Mountains; Sea; Seagulls; Hills; Downs (great Britain); Ocean


ANGELICA SAVED BY RUGGIERO, by MACDARA WOODS    Poem Source                
First Line: This girl I recognise her
Last Line: Andromeda - this girl - I recognise her
Subject(s): Freedom; Girls; Mermaids And Mermen; Paintings And Painters; Sea


ANOTHER COUNTRY, by MARGE PIERCY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When I visited with the porpoises
Last Line: That harvest the tuna like wheat
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Sea Serpents


ANOTHER COUNTRY, by MARGE PIERCY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When I visited with the porpoises
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


ANOTHER GLORIOUS VICTORY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Old neptune, the god of the ocean one day
Last Line: The trident of neptune in future they'll wield, %and conquering ride on the blue wat'ry field
Subject(s): Navy - United States; Privateers; Saratoga (ship); Sea Battles; War Of 1812


ANOTHER TO NEPTUNE, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Mighty neptune, may it please
Last Line: Offer'd up, with thanks to thee.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


ANY OTHER TIME, by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All of us play our very best game
Last Line: Any other time!
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Lies; Sea; Wine; Ocean


APHRODITE, by EDITH WILLIS LINN    Poem Text                
First Line: Pause age-old search for aphrodite, white
Last Line: To those who do not live by bread alone.
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Mythology - Classical; Night; Sea; Sleep; Bedtime; Ocean


APIA, by ARTHUR PETERSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye isles samoan, fatal sisters three
Last Line: Cease, o melpomene, thy tragic song!
Subject(s): Samoa; Sea; Ocean


AQUATIC NOCTURNE, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Deep in liquid / turquoise slivers
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


ARAKOON, by HENRY CLARENCE KENDALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lo, in storms, the triple-headed
Last Line: Works against the tide in vain.
Subject(s): New South Wales, Australia; Sea; Ocean


ARISTOTLE'S LANTERN, by JAN LEE ANDE    Poem Source                
First Line: In tidepools and hollows in mudstone rock
Last Line: Life was already moving from them, into the salt air
Subject(s): Diving And Divers; Harbors; Labor And Laborers; Marine Animals; Sea


ARK, by JOHN MILTON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At length a reverend sire among them came
Subject(s): Arks; Sea


ARK AND THE DOVE, by DANIEL SARGENT    Poem Source                
First Line: When the ark and the dove within ... Glassy wave
Subject(s): Arks; Sea


ARNOLD, MASTER OF THE SCUD, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There's a schooner out from kingsport
Subject(s): Fundy, Bay Of; Sea; Storms


ARS POETICA: OR: WHO LIVES IN THE IVORY TOWER?, by THOMAS MCGRATH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Perhaps you'd like a marching song for the embattled proletariat ...
Last Line: Your feet are muddy, you son-of-a-bitch, get out of our ivory tower
Subject(s): Motion Pictures; Poetry & Poets; South Sea Islands; Movies; Cinema


AS 'MID THE TUNEFUL CHOIR TO KEEP, by WALTER SCOTT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


AS HAPPY DWELLERS BY THE SEASIDE HEAR, by CELIA LEIGHTON THAXTER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


AS HIS WHO ON SOME MIDNIGHT HEARS, by PHILIP BOURKE MARSTON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


AS OCEAN MURMURS WHEN THE STORM IS PAST, by ROBERT WILLIAMS BUCHANAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Maitland, Thomas
Subject(s): Sea


AS OCEAN'S STREAM GIRDLES THE BALL OF EARTH, by FEODOR (FYODOR) IVANOVICH TYUTCHEV    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: And we sail onward, and our wake is fire
Subject(s): Sea


AS PEBBLES IN THE SEA, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Who shall judge man from his manner
Last Line: But as pebbles in the sea
Subject(s): Sea;seashore;stones; Ocean;beach;coast;shore;granite;rocks


AS THE PROUD HORSE WITH COSTLY GREY ..., FR. THE SHIPWRECK, by WILLIAM FALCONER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


AS WE WERE A-SAILING, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Sea


ASBURY PARK, by PABLO MEDINA    Poem Source                
First Line: Between the jetty and the haze
Last Line: We breathe, we drown, we scuttle on
Subject(s): Drowning; Gulf Stream; Sea Voyages; Seashore


ASCENSION, by MARGO TAFT STEVER    Poem Source                
First Line: Beads of sweat well up on the sea-
Last Line: Seven men inhale the vision, their hearts %slackening with each breath
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


AT A MONTH'S END, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The night last night was strange and shaken
Last Line: The wild-beast mark of panther's fangs.
Subject(s): Night; Sea; Soul; Bedtime; Ocean


AT ELLIS ISLAND, by MARGARET LIVINGSTON CHANLER ALDRICH    Poem Text                
First Line: Across the land their long lines pass
Last Line: A land to which all peoples turn.
Subject(s): Ellis Island, New York Harbor; Jews; Pilgrimages & Pilgrims; Sea Voyages; Travel; United States - Immigration & Emigtration; Judaism; Journeys; Trips


AT ETRETAT, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The ocean beats against the stern, dumn shore
Last Line: Their past disasters in that utmost peace?
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


AT LAND'S END, by ART GOODTIMES    Poem Source                
First Line: Vertebrates %we balance the skullcase of ancient apes
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


AT LES EBOULEMENTS, by DUNCAN CAMPBELL SCOTT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The bay is set with ashy sails
Last Line: "and leave the marshes to the sea."
Alternate Author Name(s): Scott, D. C.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


AT MELVILLE'S TOMB, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Often beneath the wave, wide from this ledge
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Subject(s): Melville, Herman (1819-1891); Mourning; Sea; Bereavement; Ocean


AT MELVILLE'S TOMB, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Often beneath the wave, wide from this ledge
Last Line: Monody shall not wake the mariner. %this fabulous shadow only the sea keeps
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Subject(s): Melville, Herman (1819-1891); Mourning; Sea


AT MIDNIGHT OF ALL SOULS, by MARY COWDEN CLARKE    Poem Source                
First Line: I hear the rushing of the sea of time
Subject(s): Sea


AT OUR GOLDEN GATE, by CINCINNATUS HEINE MILLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At our gate he groaneth, groaneth
Last Line: Else give back these seas again!
Alternate Author Name(s): Miller, Joaquin
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


AT SEA, by ADA CAMBRIDGE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When the investing darkness growls
Last Line: Who never winks an eye and never stays to rest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cross, George, Mrs.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


AT SEA, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Brown-faced sailor, tell me true
Last Line: "and his love for us no sin can sunder."
Subject(s): Love; Sea; Ocean


AT SEA, by RICHARD HOVEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As a brave man faces the foe
Last Line: Butting its way through the night.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


AT SEA, by ROBERT UNDERWOOD JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Some things are undivined except by love
Last Line: Nearest the dear one on a foreign shore.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


AT SEA, by GEORGE LUNT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It was off the cliffs of scituate
Last Line: By that wild, treacherous shore.
Subject(s): Scituate, Massachusetts; Sea; Ocean


AT SEA, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Outside the mad sea ravens for its prey
Last Line: Where sea and storm and life shall be no more.
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


AT SEA, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Yea, we go down to sea in ships--
Last Line: And waft us home again!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Love; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Ocean


AT SEA, by WILLIAM BELL SCOTT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now the tide is safe and high
Subject(s): Sea


AT SEA, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewell and adieu' was the burden prevailing
Last Line: Farewell and adieu.
Subject(s): Absence; Roundels; Sea; Travel; Separation; Isolation; Ocean; Journeys; Trips


AT SEA, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy beauty fills each bubble-dome
Last Line: My bosom -- lord, abide.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Religion; Sea; Theology; Ocean


AT SEA, by JEAN TOOMER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Once I saw large waves
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


AT SEA, by JEAN TOOMER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Once I saw large waves
Last Line: But I, not they, %felt the pang of transience
Subject(s): Sea


AT SEA, SEPTEMBER 1833, by RALPH WALDO EMERSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oft as I paced the deck
Last Line: Has the star-bearing squadron left leghorn?'
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


AT THE BEACH, by SANDRA OLSON LIATSOS    Poem Source                
First Line: First I walked
Subject(s): Sea


AT THE GATE OF THE YEAR, by VINCENT JAMES O'SULLIVAN    Poem Text                
First Line: Plunging through on a funeral gale
Last Line: Ere you will kiss mine eyes again?
Alternate Author Name(s): O'suilleabhain, Sean
Subject(s): Holidays; Kisses; Life; New Year; Sea; Soul; Ocean


AT THE LAST, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She cometh no more
Last Line: For evermore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Death; Future Life; Sea; Time; Dead, The; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Ocean


AT THE PLACE OF THE SEA, by ANNIE JOHNSON FLINT    Poem Text                
First Line: Have you come to the red sea place in your life
Last Line: In a place that his hand hath made.
Subject(s): Red Sea; Religion; Theology


AT THE SLACKENING OF THE TIDE, by JAMES WRIGHT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Today I saw a woman wrapped in rage
Alternate Author Name(s): Wright, James A.
Subject(s): Sea


ATLANTIC COMBERS, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The pure green waves! - with crests ...
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Sea


ATLANTIS, by HERBERT KAUFMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Out in the chill seas of yesterday
Last Line: Why in the world were you ever begun?
Subject(s): Absence; Love; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Separation; Isolation; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


AUN (24), by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The whaling grounds of quintay, empty
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


AUTONOMY, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Stand forth, my soul, and take thine own!
Last Line: Be thou the captain of thy soul!
Subject(s): Hearts; Sea; Soul; Ocean


AZURE ISLANDS, by ARTHUR WILLIAM EDGAR O'SHAUGHNESSY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Shipmen, sailing by night and day
Last Line: One of thy murmuring fountains.
Alternate Author Name(s): O'shaughnessy, Arthur W. E.
Subject(s): Islands; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Ocean


BABE BURIED AT SEA, by LYDIA HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The deep sea took the dead. It was a babe
Last Line: Never to fade, nor die. --
Subject(s): Death - Children; Sea; Death - Babies; Ocean


BABY HARP SEAL, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source                
First Line: When the baby seal looks up
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


BABY WHALE IN CAPTIVITY, by NORMAN ROSTEN    Poem Source                
First Line: I miss the sea most of all
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


BABYLONIAN SORROWS, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm summon'd by death. I'd fain, my love
Last Line: Ere I myself from this earth can pass.
Subject(s): Babylon; Death; Grief; Sea; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness; Ocean


BACKWARD YEARS, by JAMES RAGAN    Poem Source                
First Line: These are backward years
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


BAD SNORKELER, by RONALD W. WALLACE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Stands on the anemones as his fins
Last Line: So far off nothing translates that he can understand
Alternate Author Name(s): Wallace, Ron
Subject(s): Sea Monsters; Swimming


BAHAMAS, by GEORGE OPPEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where are we
Subject(s): Bahamas; Islands; Sea; Ocean


BAHAMAS, by GEORGE OPPEN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where are we
Last Line: Of the atlantic, and the blinding glitter %of the sea
Subject(s): Bahamas; Islands; Sea


BAINBRIDGE'S VICTORY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: When our good constitution was last moor'd in port
Last Line: So our cans we toss'd off with good liquor quite full, %to bainbridge, and jones, and decatur, and h
Subject(s): Bainbridge, William (1774-1833); Constitution (ship); Navy - United States; Sea Battles; War Of 1812


BALLAD FOR CAPE HENRY DAY, by VIRGINIA LYNE TUNSTALL    Poem Text                
First Line: From blackwall, hard by london town, on a bleak december
Last Line: Adventurers, -- and comrades, across three hundred years!
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea Voyages


BALLAD IN PRAISE OF SEAFARING MEN, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Who seeks the way to win renown
Subject(s): Sea


BALLAD OF DANSEKAR THE DUTCHMAN, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Sing we seamen now and then
Subject(s): Sea


BALLAD OF O'BRUADIR, by FREDERICK ROBERT HIGGINS    Poem Source                
First Line: When captain o'bruadir shook a sword
Alternate Author Name(s): Higgins, F. R.
Subject(s): Sea


BALLAD OF PENTYRE TOWN, by ROSAMUND MARRIOTT WATSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Foam flies white over rocks of black
Alternate Author Name(s): Tomson, Graham R.
Subject(s): Sea


BALLAD OF SEA FARDINGERS, DESCRIBING EVIL FORTUNE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: What pen can well report the plight
Subject(s): Sea


BALLAD OF THE SONG OF THE SEA-WIND, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What is the song the sea-wind sings
Last Line: Her central fires make one vast flame!
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Sea; Wind; Ocean


BALLAD OF TWO SEAS, by GEORGE STERLING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Wherefore, thy woe these many years
Last Line: "I trust to know her grace."
Subject(s): Death; Hermits; Love - Loss Of; Man-woman Relationships; Pirates; Regret; Sea; Sin; Dead, The; Male-female Relations; Piracy; Buccaneers; Ocean


BALLADE, by JUDITH MOFFETT    Poem Source                
First Line: The reptile brain is cold and small
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


BALLADE OF SEA-MUSIC, by MORTIMER WHEELER    Poem Source                
First Line: Sink, sun, in crimson far away
Subject(s): Sea


BALLADE: 35, by THOMAS WYATT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Horrible of hue, hideous to behold
Last Line: My heart for sorrow yet feel I quake.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wyat, Thomas
Subject(s): Death; Grief; Hearts; Sea; Tears; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness; Ocean


BANKS OF THE SACRAMENTO (1) (CHANTY)THE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: In the black ball line I served my time
Subject(s): Sea


BARACAROLLE, by ARTHUR WILLIAM EDGAR O'SHAUGHNESSY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The stars are dimly seen among the shadows of the bay
Last Line: Sink sail! For such a dream as love is lost before the waking.
Alternate Author Name(s): O'shaughnessy, Arthur W. E.
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Ocean


BARCAROLE: DE VIGNY, by E. G. B.    Poem Text                
First Line: Come with me, lady fair
Last Line: "here art thou free!"
Subject(s): Freedom; Landfall; Sea; Liberty; Ocean


BARE, AS A WILD WAVE IN THE WILD NORTH SEA, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Sea


BARNEY'S INVITATION, by PHILIP FRENEAU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come all ye lads who know no fear
Last Line: Success to the hyder ali.
Subject(s): American Revolution; Barney, Joshua (1759-1818); Navy - United States; Sea Battles; American Navy; Naval Warfare


BATHING SNATCH, by JAMES THOMSON (1834-1882)    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O sun, lay down thy golden bridge
Alternate Author Name(s): B. V.; Bysshe Vanolis
Subject(s): Sea


BATTLE BETWEEN THE CHESAPEAKE AND SHANNON, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Twas in the morning, the fifth day of june
Last Line: If wounded - 'tis our country's intention, %for all that's d isabl'd to give a good pension
Subject(s): Chesapeake (ship); Navy - United States; Sea Battles; War Of 1812


BATTLE OF THE BALTIC, by THOMAS CAMPBELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Of nelson and the north / sing the glorious day's reknown
Last Line: Of the brave!
Variant Title(s): The Battle Of Copenhagen
Subject(s): Baltic Sea; Napoleon I (1769-1821); Nelson, Horatio, Viscount (1758-1805); Sea Battles; War; Naval Warfare


BATTLE OF THE POTOMAC WITH THE MALAYS, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: As the sun was retiring behind the high mountains
Last Line: May the potomac, with glory and honour come home, %and her name ne'er be stained with an unworthy de
Subject(s): Navy - United States; Potomac (ship); Sea Battles


BATTLE OF THE SHANNON AND CHESAPEAKE; A BRITISH BALLAD, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: On board the shannon frigate in the merry month of may
Last Line: Likewise to gallant captain broke and all his valiant crew, %who beat the bold americans and brought
Subject(s): Navy - United States; Sea Battles; Shannon (ship); War Of 1812


BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Arise, ye sons of britain, in chorus join and sing
Subject(s): Sea


BEATIFIC SEA, by THOMAS CAMPBELL    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Old ocean was
Subject(s): Sea


BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL THE MOTHER LAY, by ROBERT WILLIAMS BUCHANAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Maitland, Thomas
Subject(s): Sea


BECKY AND BENNY IN FAR ROCKAWAY, by ALICIA SUSKIN OSTRIKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Near the atlantic ocean, past the last subway station
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


BECKY AND BENNY IN FAR ROCKAWAY, by ALICIA SUSKIN OSTRIKER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Near the atlantic ocean, past the last subway station
Last Line: You should eat and be healthy, they said
Subject(s): Sea


BEFORE DAWN, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Breath of the dawn, breath of the dawn
Last Line: Purify me.
Subject(s): Dawn; Sea; Soul; Sunrise; Ocean


BENJAMIN'S LAMENTATIONS FOR THEIR SAD LOSS AT SEA, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Captain chilver's gone to sea
Subject(s): Sea


BERMUDAS, by ANDREW MARVELL    Poem Text     Poem Explanation         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Where the remote bermudas ride
Last Line: With falling oars they kept the time.
Variant Title(s): The Emigrants In Bermudas;in Exile;song Of The Emigrants In Bermudas
Subject(s): Bermuda; Exiles; Explorers; Fantasy; God; Religion; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers; Theology; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


BESIDE THE SEA, by RUTH L. DROWNS    Poem Text                
First Line: Down by the seaside let me stay
Last Line: For brief digression.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


BESIDE THE SEA, by JEAN FOLLAIN    Poem Source                
First Line: Some reefs bear precious names
Last Line: When suddenly a girl cries out %leave me to my sorrows
Subject(s): Sea


BESIDE THE SEASIDE, by JOHN BETJEMAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Green shutters, shut your shutters! Windyridge
Subject(s): Sea


BEYOND (1), by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The river to the sea
Last Line: She does not understand.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


BIG SEA, by JAMES BLAND    Poem Source                
First Line: When your dream ship set out for sea
Last Line: Were you a minion of the lunatic moon? %or langston, sing me a melancholic tune
Subject(s): Hughes, Langston (1902-1967); Sea


BILL BOWLS THE SAILOR, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bill bowels was an amiable gentle youth
Last Line: And they were taken on board and landed safe in fair england.
Subject(s): Boats; Courage; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Valor; Bravery; Ocean


BIRTH OF VENUS, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: The ocean stood like crystal. The soft air
Subject(s): Sea


BIRTH OF VENUS, SELS., by THOMAS GORDON HAKE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The waters of the warm, surf-laden sea
Subject(s): Sea


BIRTHDAY ODE FOR THE ANNIVESARY FESTIVAL OF VICTOR HUGO: PREFACE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Between two seas the sea-bird's wing makes halt
Last Line: Was as light kindling all a windy sea.
Subject(s): Hugo, Victor (1802-1885); Morning; Sea; Singing & Singers; Ocean


BITTER LIFE, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O you dr. Ycas you!
Last Line: One aeon, no one wept
Subject(s): Sea


BLACK SAILOR'S CHANTY, by CHARLES AUGUSTUS KEELER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Yo ho, ma hahties, da's a hurricane a-brewin'
Subject(s): Sea


BLACK-EYED SUSAN, by JOHN GAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All in the downs the fleet was moored
Last Line: "adieu!"" she cried; and waved her lily hand."
Variant Title(s): Sweet William's Farewell To Black-eyed Susan
Subject(s): Absence; Farewell; Sea; Separation; Isolation; Parting; Ocean


BLASPHEMY, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O fairy form, o flower-like face
Last Line: The dead, the dead must be.
Subject(s): Death; Dreams; Earth; Hearts; Love; Sea; Dead, The; Nightmares; World; Ocean


BLESSING, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source                
First Line: Beyond the swimmers, the dolphin rises into light
Last Line: Amid seawords seasilences seascreams seasongs.
Subject(s): Blessings; Dolphins; Hope; Sea


BLOW, BULLIES, BLOW (CHANTY), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: There's a black ball barque coming down the river
Subject(s): Sea


BLUE WATER, by JOHN GOULD FLETCHER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sea-violins are playing on the sands
Last Line: "sea-violins that play along the sands."
Variant Title(s): Sea-violins
Subject(s): Pain; Sea; Suffering; Misery; Ocean


BLUES FOR WARREN, by THOMAS MCGRATH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The beasts in the schoolroom, whose transparent faces
Last Line: Are beached the spring-tide flowers of our hopes
Subject(s): Communism; Death; North Sea; Politics & Government; Socialism; Soldiers; War; World War Ii; Dead, The; Second World War


BOAT, by CHRISTINE GARREN    Poem Source                
First Line: He built it sure that it was huge in a clearing of %the pines
Last Line: With an ordinary foolishness
Subject(s): Boats; Harbors; Sea


BOAT, by LENNART SJOGREN    Poem Source                
First Line: At 8:35 in the evening he drops the anchor
Last Line: He stands looking at what has happened
Subject(s): Boats; Disasters; Sea; Shipwrecks; Storms


BOAT, by JOZE UDOVIC    Poem Source                
First Line: Let me stay %this night far out
Last Line: Not knowing %where it will land
Subject(s): Boats; Sea Voyages


BOATS IN A FOG, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sports and gallantries, the stage, the arts, the antics of dancers
Last Line: Earnest elements of nature.
Subject(s): Fog; Boats; Art & Artists; Boats; Fog; Sea; Haze; Haze; Ocean


BOATS IN A FOG, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sports and gallantries, the stage, the arts, the antics of dancers,
Last Line: Earnest elements of nature.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Boats; Fog; Sea; Haze; Ocean


BOB SAWYER (1758), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Come all ye jolly sailors, with courage stout and bold
Subject(s): Sea


BOLD PRIVATEER, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: O, fare you well, my polly dear, since you and I must part
Subject(s): Sea


BON VOYAGE, by VICTOR NOEL    Poem Source                
First Line: What a strange season it is
Last Line: Under this face of somber mood?
Subject(s): Farewell; Sea Voyages


BON VOYAGE!, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ship, blest to bear such freight across the blue
Last Line: And tempt the nautilus his cruise to dare!
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


BON VOYAGE!, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To eastern lands, far-famed in song and / story
Last Line: And bring you home—the pilgrim journey through.
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Friendship; Pilgrimages & Pilgrims; Sea Voyages


BONES, by WILLIAM STANLEY MERWIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It takes a long time to hear what the sands seem to bee saying
Last Line: They extend farther than a man can see
Alternate Author Name(s): Merwin, W. S.
Subject(s): Death; Disasters; Sailors And Sailing; Sea Gulls; Shipwrecks; Storms; Wind


BONES, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sling me under the sea
Last Line: Sling me . . . Under the sea.
Subject(s): Funerals; Sea; Burials; Ocean


BOSTON FRIGATE'S ENGAGEMENT WITH THE FRENCH CORVETTE ..., by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: The american frigate, from boston she came
Last Line: Here's a health to captain little, and officers too, %not forgetting the seamen that were valiant an
Subject(s): Navy - United States; Sea Battles


BRAEMAR, by GALWAY KINNELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: One night from the stern I thought, as I watched
Last Line: Pale bodies the sea's farness from their shore
Subject(s): Sea; Night; Ocean; Bedtime


BRANCH, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A branch of acacia, of mimosa
Last Line: Of a yellow branch
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


BRAND FIRE NEW WHALING SONG ... FROM THE PACIFIC OCEAN, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Pull, men, for lo, see there they blow!
Subject(s): Sea


BRAVE NEWS FROM ADMIRAL VERNON, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Come, loyal britons all, rejoice, with joyful acclamation
Subject(s): Sea


BRAVE TARS OF OLD ENGLAND, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Long time of the sea had old england been queen
Subject(s): Sea


BREAK, BREAK, BREAK, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text     Poem Explanation         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Break, break, break, / on thy cold gray stones, o sea!
Last Line: Will never come back to me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Death; Grief; Nostalgia; Sea; Transience; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness; Ocean; Impermanence


BREAKAGE, by MARY OLIVER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I go down to the edge of the sea
Subject(s): Leisure; Marine Animals; Sea; Ocean


BREAKAGE, by MARY OLIVER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I go down to the edge of the sea
Last Line: Then you begin, slowly, to read the whole story
Subject(s): Leisure; Marine Animals; Sea


BREAKERS, by E. H. BRODIE    Poem Source                
First Line: Piling its dragon coils into a heap
Subject(s): Sea


BREAKING BILLOWS AT SORRENTO, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A sky of whirling flakes of foam
Last Line: In thunder the sea's boundless might.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Australia; Sea; Sky; Ocean


BRIDES, by KATE NORTHROP    Poem Source                
First Line: They must vanish of course
Last Line: Over their delicate motions.
Subject(s): Brides; Sea; Youth


BRILLIANT VICTORY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Hark how the church bell's thundering harmony
Last Line: Our wasp has stung the frolic hard, %and thus our laurels grow
Subject(s): Decatur, Stephen (1779-1820); Navy - United States; Sea Battles; War Of 1812


BRILLIANT VICTORY; ON CAPTURE OF BRITISH SCHOONER DOMINICO, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Come my jovial sons of america
Last Line: Who daring fought the british schooner, %and as bravely overthrew
Subject(s): Decatur (ship); Navy - United States; Privateers; Sea Battles; War Of 1812


BURDENED, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear god! There is no sadder fate in life
Last Line: You are but a weak woman at the best.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Fate; Life; Sea; Women; Destiny; Ocean


BURIAL, by EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Mine is a body that should die at sea!
Last Line: Not wait till I've been dead for a year!
Alternate Author Name(s): Boyd, Nancy; Boissevain, Eugen, Mrs.
Subject(s): Funerals; Sea; Burials; Ocean


BURIAL, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Carrying tapers in soft white hands
Last Line: On the antichrist's last bed.
Subject(s): Alienation (social Psychology); Churches; Funerals; Graves; Life; Sea; Estrangement; Outcasts; Cathedrals; Burials; Tombs; Tombstones; Ocean


BURIAL AT SEA, by WILLIAM ALLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: Forty knots, a bugle call - our heads bowed down in sorrow
Last Line: We sleep above the restless graves tonight %and dream the day when the dead shall rise in laughter
Subject(s): Funerals - At Sea; Violence; War; World War Ii; World War Ii - Atrocities


BURIAL AT SEA, by JESSIE GODDARD BROMAN    Poem Text                
First Line: In all the wide unrest that is the sea
Last Line: Behind the soundless dark of final bars.
Subject(s): Funerals; Sea; Sonnet (as Literary Form); Burials; Ocean


BURIAL AT SEA, by MIKE CLUFF    Poem Source                
First Line: Along the jersey shore
Subject(s): Funerals - At Sea


BURIAL AT SEA, by JOHN COMPANIOTTE    Poem Source                
First Line: There will I lie
Last Line: My soul in water where first %life and memory began
Subject(s): Funerals - At Sea


BURIAL AT SEA, by PAMELA GROSS    Poem Source                
First Line: There were just two of them
Subject(s): Funerals - At Sea


BURLESQUE SONNET, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thee, mackintosh, artificer of light
Last Line: Of light, and light's purveyance, hail, the king.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


BURNING DRIFT-WOOD, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Before my drift-wood fire I sit
Last Line: Its mirage-lifted isles of peace.
Subject(s): Driftwood; Sea; Ocean


BUT THOU ARE TERRIBLE, WITH THE UNREVEALED, by ERNEST CHRISTOPHER DOWSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


BUT WHEN A SUNNY SEVENNIGHT HAD PASSED, by ALFRED AUSTIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


BY AN AUSTRAL RIVER: AUSTRALIA'S PROPHECY; AN ANGLER'S REVERIE, by JOHN LAURENCE RENTOUL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The line whirs inward on the reel
Last Line: "has ""something worth!"" to show."
Alternate Author Name(s): Gage, Gervais
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; New Zealand; Rivers; Sea; Ocean


BY FAUGHAN, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For hills and woods and streams unsung
Last Line: Between the silence and the wind.
Subject(s): Flowers; Purple (color); Sea; Sheep; Violets; Wind; Ocean


BY MORNING TWILIGHT, by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Night, like a dying mother
Last Line: With the song of the sea to the land.
Subject(s): Night; Sea; Sleep; Bedtime; Ocean


BY THE AEGEAN SEA, by INGEMAR LECKIUS    Poem Source                
First Line: A fishing boat, delayed, heads in towards the harbour
Last Line: In the seaside wood calmly grazes the green light
Subject(s): Sea


BY THE AUTUMN SEA, by PAUL HAMILTON HAYNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair as the dawn of the fairest day
Last Line: And the night shades close on the autumn sea.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


BY THE LONE SEA SHORE, by CHARLES MACKAY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


BY THE NORTH SEA, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sea, wind and sun, with light and sound and breath
Last Line: My song to the sea.
Subject(s): Death; North Sea; Sailing & Sailors; Storms; Travel; Dead, The; Journeys; Trips


BY THE SEA, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "slowly, steadily, under the moon"
Last Line: Forever and ever his will be done
Subject(s): Sea;waves; Ocean


BY THE SEA, by ELSIE COOPER    Poem Source                
First Line: On either hand %a sweep of tawny sand
Subject(s): Sea


BY THE SEA, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I started early, took my dog
Last Line: At me, the sea withdrew.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


BY THE SEA, by WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I walked with her I love by the sea
Alternate Author Name(s): Howells, W. D.
Subject(s): Sea


BY THE SEA, by HENRY CLARENCE KENDALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The caves of the sea have been troubled to-day
Last Line: Ah, never and never come home!
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


BY THE SEA, by LEWIS MORRIS (1833-1907)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A little country churchyard
Last Line: For aught but the needs of the day.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


BY THE SEA, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Why does the sea moan evermore?
Last Line: Without a pang, and so pass by.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


BY THE SEA, by DORA SIGERSON SHORTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Last night a hand on my window tapped
Last Line: And the moan of the rising sea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Sigerson, Dora; Shorter, Mrs. Clement
Subject(s): Dreams; Ghosts; Sea; Supernatural; Nightmares; Ocean


BY THE SEA, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Beside an ebbing northern sea
Last Line: In one low, broken cry?
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


BY THE SEA, by JAMES THOMSON (1834-1882)    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The burning golden rose of the day
Alternate Author Name(s): B. V.; Bysshe Vanolis
Subject(s): Sea


BY THE SEASIDE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun is couched, the sea-fowl gone to rest
Last Line: "with a full heart; ""our thoughts are 'heard' in heaven."
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


CALL HIM HIGH SHELLEY NOW, by ALFRED FRANCIS KREYMBORG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here lies a frigid man whom men deplore
Last Line: Call him high shelley now and praise his wake.
Subject(s): Death; Eyes; Sea; Soul; Dead, The; Ocean


CALM, by JOHN R. CHIESA    Poem Source                
First Line: Unblown, calm, and silent sea
Subject(s): Calm; Sea


CALM, by STANTON ARTHUR COBLENTZ    Poem Source                
First Line: So tame, so lanquid looks this drowsing sea
Subject(s): Calm; Sea


CALM AND UNRUFFLED IS THE BAY, by CHARLES MACKAY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


CALM AT SEA, by JAMES GATES PERCIVAL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The night is clear
Last Line: To light the temple of devotion.
Subject(s): Calm; Sea; Placid; Undisturbed; Tranquility; Ocean


CALM MORNING AT SEA, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Midocean like a pale blue morning-glory
Last Line: Fleckless on every side
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Sea


CALM SEA, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bright shine the golden summits in the light
Subject(s): Sea


CAMEO, by CHARLES MARIE RENE LECONTE DE LISLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Long shall he live thro' time remembered
Last Line: With thrust of tail and fin.
Subject(s): Goddesses & Gods; Mythology; Sea; Ocean


CANDLE LIGHT, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hush, true love, as we sit and think
Last Line: And we kiss by candle light!
Subject(s): Candles; Love; Night; Sea; Soul; Wind; Winter; Bedtime; Ocean


CANTERBURY TALES, SELS., by GEOFFREY CHAUCER                    Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Religion; Sea


CAP'N STORM-ALONG, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They are buffeting out in the bitter grey weather
Last Line: Your old cap'n storm-along's lord of us all.
Subject(s): Death; Eyes; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Dead, The; Ocean


CAP'N', by ARTHUR WALLACE PEACH    Poem Source                
First Line: Far from the sea in his grey later days
Subject(s): Sea


CAPE COD MEMORY, by A. PEARLE CARTER    Poem Text                
First Line: These I shall weave into my tapestries
Last Line: Through the gray silence, a low-whispered word.
Subject(s): Memory; Sea; Ocean


CAPTAIN BING, by LYMAN FRANK BAUM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Captain bing was a pirate king
Last Line: It took him unawares!
Alternate Author Name(s): Baum, L. Frank
Subject(s): Disasters; Pirates; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Shipwrecks; Treasures; Piracy; Buccaneers; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


CAPTAIN BOVER, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Where have you been, my canny honey?
Subject(s): Sea


CAPTAIN GLEN, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: There was a ship, and a ship of fame
Subject(s): Sea


CAPTAIN HULL'S VICTORY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Ye brave seamen all, where'er you be
Last Line: Like true americans our rights will defend, %and to our government we'll all eb a friend
Subject(s): Constitution (ship); Navy - United States; Sea Battles; War Of 1812


CAPTAIN JONES' INVITATION, by PHILIP FRENEAU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou, who on some dark mountain's brow
Last Line: Learn what it is to go to sea.
Subject(s): American Revolution; Jones, John Paul (1747-1792); Sea; Ocean


CAPTAIN KIDD, by T. B. HUNT    Poem Text                
First Line: A buccaneer, a bad man
Last Line: "I'd knife ye!"" and I would."
Subject(s): Boats; Racism; Sea; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry; Ocean


CAPTAIN OF ST. KITTS, by BEULAH MAY    Poem Source                
First Line: Once a rover of the sea, captain ... Barkentine
Subject(s): Sea


CARETTA CARETTA, by JULIA OLDER    Poem Source                
First Line: The loggerhead turtle
Last Line: In a far corner of cassiopeia
Subject(s): Environment; Nature; Sea Monsters


CARGOES, by JOHN MASEFIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Quinquireme of nineveh from distant ophir
Last Line: Firewood, iron-ware, and cheap tin trays.
Alternate Author Name(s): Masefield, John Edward
Subject(s): Sea; Shipbuilding; Ships & Shipping; Ocean


CARIBBEAN, by DONALD HALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Montego bay/in its quick curve
Subject(s): Caribbean Sea


CARIBBEAN NOON, by MUNA LEE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The bellflower sky is hung
Last Line: Vast sea petals that underlie %vaster petals of widening sky
Alternate Author Name(s): Munoz Matin, Luis, Mrs.; Munoz Matin, Muna Lee
Subject(s): Caribbean Sea


CARIBBEAN: LANGUAGE AS TRANSLUCENT IMMINENCE, by WILL ALEXANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Language being the primal conductor of liberty becomes the mag
Last Line: Which a beacon mesmerically burns with the stars of a translucent imminence
Subject(s): Caribbean Sea; Identity; Language Poetry; Tongues


CASABIANCA, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The boy stood on the burning deck
Last Line: Was that young, faithful heart.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Sea Battles; Tragedy; Naval Warfare


CASH IN HAND, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Come all ye jolly seamen bold
Last Line: The british boys, we always knew, %at jingling cash are handy
Subject(s): Navy - United States; Rodgers, John (1773-1838); Sea Battles; War Of 1812


CASTABELLA GOING TO SEA; SONG, by THOMAS FLATMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hark! Hark! Methinks I hear the seamen call
Last Line: Whose eyes and voice the winds and seas obey.
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


CASTLES OF THE SEA, by HARRY RANDOLPH BLYTHE    Poem Text                
First Line: Summer's breath is on the ocean, fragrant from far / southern lands
Last Line: And our lives are spent in loving there among the isles of god.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


CAT AND THE SEA, by RONALD STUART THOMAS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It is a matter of a black cat
Last Line: With the cold interiors %of the sea's mirror
Alternate Author Name(s): Thomas, R. S.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Sea


CATAPULTING A STONE, by SHIN SOKCH'O    Poem Source                
First Line: Onto the ocean
Last Line: The infinite waves alone %roll for endless miles
Subject(s): Sea


CATHEDRALS BY THE SEA, by GEORGE SANTAYANA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For aeons had the self-responsive tide
Last Line: The sullen diapason of the sea.
Subject(s): Churches; Sea


CATULLUS, 101, by GAIUS VALERIUS CATULLUS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: By strangers' coasts and waters, many days at sea
Last Line: Into eternity my hail and my farewell
Alternate Author Name(s): Catullus, Caius Valerius
Subject(s): Sea


CAUGHT IN THE EBBING TIDE, by THEODORE WATTS-DUNTON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Mightiest titan's stroke could not withstand
Alternate Author Name(s): Watts, Theodore
Subject(s): Sea


CAUGHT IN THE NETS, by PHILIP BOURKE MARSTON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Would I were back, now, in my own sea-caves
Subject(s): Sea


CAWSAND BAY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: In cawsland bay lying, with the blue peter flying
Subject(s): Sea


CEMETERY NEAR THE SEA, by FRANK STANFORD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The word has no luck
Subject(s): Sea; Graves; Ocean; Tombs; Tombstones


CERVERA, by BERTRAND SHADWELL    Poem Text                
First Line: Hail to thee, gallant foe!
Last Line: Honor above them.
Subject(s): Admirals; Cervera, Pasquale De (1839-1909); Navy - Spain; Sea Battles; Spanish-american War (1898); Spanish Navy; Naval Warfare


CETUS, A LETTER FROM JONAH, by SIV CEDERING    Poem Source                
First Line: The whales are singing
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


CHAMELEON, by GORDON LECLAIRE    Poem Source                
First Line: Who loves the sea has found its waters blue
Subject(s): Sea


CHANGED VOICES, by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Last night the sea-wind was to me
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Sea


CHANTIES, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Sea


CHARMS OF NIAN-NU, by SU SHIH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Eastward goes the great river
Last Line: And I pour my winecup as offering %in the river's moonbeams
Alternate Author Name(s): Su Dongpo; Tzu-chan; Su Tung-p'o; Su Shi
Subject(s): China - Song Dynasty (960-1278); Sea Battles


CHART, by JOSEPH AUSLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Not you whose throat no more
Last Line: To water and stone.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


CHESAPEAKE AND SHANNON; A LIST OF THE KILLED AND WOUNDED, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Columbians here behold the list
Last Line: Receive thy grateful sacrifice, %of holy freedom's choicest tear
Subject(s): Chesapeake (ship); Navy - United States; Sea Battles; War Of 1812


CHESAPEAKE AND SHANNON; ELEGY ON THE DEATH OF CAPT. LAWRENCE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Columbia mourns in silent woe
Last Line: Vain though 'tis die, the sacred tear, %for lawrence is in heaven the same
Subject(s): Chesapeake (ship); Lawrence, James (1781-1813); Navy - United States; Sea Battles; War Of 1812


CHILD, by ANDREA POTOS    Poem Source                
First Line: We first spotted hr
Last Line: Cupped it to our ears and heard %the will of the ocean
Subject(s): Pregnancy; Sea


CHILD ELSIE, by WILLIAM STANLEY BRAITHWAITE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For love of the sea, child elsie
Last Line: Afar from the fishing town.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


CHILD OF A NEW TIDE, by EDGAR CAIRO    Poem Source                
First Line: What are rivers without shores, shores
Last Line: Of tidings, life and love rises to the flood
Subject(s): Love; Sea


CHILDE HAROLD'S PILGRIMAGE (COMPLETE), by GEORGE GORDON BYRON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Not in those climes where I have late been straying
Last Line: If such there were -- with you, the moral of his strain!
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Subject(s): Courage; Death; Homosexuality; Horace (65-8 B.c.); Love; Poetry And Poets; Sea; Travel


CHILDHOOD, by E. H. BRODIE    Poem Source                
First Line: There comes to me a vision of the day
Subject(s): Sea


CHILDREN IN FOG, by JR. A. POULIN    Poem Source                
First Line: Ebbtide: a thin fog sails in from the sea
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


CHILDREN OF BARCELONA, by ANDREA MOORHEAD    Poem Source                
First Line: Clouds moving in, the sun still warm and mild behind the air
Last Line: Gold eyes of atlantic waters, a path beyond the longing flesh, %beyond the sweet fragrance of summer
Subject(s): Barcelona, Spain; Sea; Water


CHIMERA, by CAROL FROST    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: By the verge of the sea a man finds a gelatinous creature,
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


CHOICE, by HILARY CORKE    Poem Source                
First Line: I have known one bound to a bed by wrist and ankle
Last Line: And what shall I choose, if I am free to choose?
Subject(s): Death; Navy - Great Britain; Sea


CHRIST OF SAINT LAURENT!, by EDITH BEATRICE HENDERSON    Poem Text                
First Line: Still towers the cross upon the lone hillside
Last Line: Blessing, with outstretched hands, the river's flow.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


CHRISTMAS AT SEA, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sheets were frozen hard, and they cut the naked hand
Last Line: Was just that I was leaving home and my folks were growing old.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Christmas; Sea; Travel; Nativity, The; Ocean; Journeys; Trips


CHRISTMAS DAWN AT SEA, by EVAN MORGAN    Poem Source                
First Line: The tireless flight of a pursuing gull
Subject(s): Sea


CIRCE, DID YOU?, by MARILYN KALLET    Poem Source                
First Line: Circe, like those siren sisters you warned of
Last Line: Circe, blown away
Subject(s): Mythology - Classical; Sailors And Sailing; Sea Voyages; Ulysses


CITIES: 7. NEW YORK, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A young amazon
Last Line: Or proud mother of new and mighty tomorrows.
Subject(s): New York City; Sea; United States; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple; Ocean; America


CITY, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Suburbs of the city with rotten teeth
Last Line: Human houses, flowers in the light!
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


CITY AND THE ISLAND: 5. TRAVELLING AMONG ISLANDS, by PETER DAVISON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Alone, alone but not without resources
Last Line: Circe, penelope, nausicaa, calypso
Subject(s): Sea


CLANCY'S SONG, by JAMES BRENDAN CONNOLLY    Poem Text                
First Line: Oh, I love old ocean's smile
Last Line: My prayer's for death by drowning.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


CLASSROOM, by ANSELM HOLLO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Seas of tranquility they sort of nod
Last Line: Not even on postcards
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


CLASSROOM ON THE BLACK SEA, by JAMES SUTHERLAND-SMITH    Poem Source                
First Line: Grass grows from the dark bottle of our dreams
Last Line: And called it the music of our childhood
Subject(s): Black Sea; Nature; Schools


CLEANING SHIP, by CHARLES AUGUSTUS KEELER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Down on your knees, boys, holystone the decks
Subject(s): Sea


CLIPPER, by THOMAS FLEMING DAY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Her sails are strong and yellow as the sand
Subject(s): Sea; Ships And Shipping


CLIPPER SHIPS, by JOHN ANDERSON    Poem Source                
First Line: O clipper ships! Where are, where are ye now?
Subject(s): Sea


CLOSING DOORS, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O sands of my heart, what wind moans low
Last Line: Lost, lost, for thee and me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Children; Hearts; Loss; Mothers; Sea; Childhood; Ocean


CLOUD SEAS, by OLIVE C. LEARY    Poem Text                
First Line: The sky's a tossing, wind-swept sea
Last Line: And joy knows depths unseen.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


CLOUD SONG, by ARTHUR GLYN PRYS-JONES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Silken sails in silver galleons
Last Line: From your merchandise of dreams!
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Wales; Ocean; Welshmen; Welshwomen


CLOUDS, by JOHN JAY CHAPMAN    Poem Source                
First Line: When I have lain an hour watching the skies
Subject(s): Sea


CLOUDS, by JOHN TROTWOOD MOORE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O clouds, ye are ships in the infinite blue
Last Line: Where you float.
Subject(s): Harbors; Love; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Ocean


COARSE MORNING, by AUGUSTA DAVIES WEBSTER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh the yellow boisterous sea
Alternate Author Name(s): Home, Cecil; Webster, Mrs. Julia Augusta
Subject(s): Sea


COASTS OF HIGH BARBARY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Look ahead, look astern, look the weather and the lee
Last Line: A-sailing down all on the coasts of high barbary
Subject(s): Sea


COLUMBIA RIVER SUITE: THE GREAT WHITE FATHER, by WILLIAM WITHERUP    Poem Source                
First Line: Engineers %found the great white father dying
Last Line: Bloated with ears and testicles %and human hair
Subject(s): Grandparents; Salmon; Sea Voyages


COLUMBIA RIVER SUITE: THE SALMON FESTIVAL, by WILLIAM WITHERUP    Poem Source                
First Line: At celilo falls the columbia
Last Line: Singing quietly to the salmon
Subject(s): Fishing And Fishermen; Rivers; Salmon; Sea Voyages


COLUMBUS, by PERCY ADAMS HUTCHISON    Poem Source                
First Line: Wild and plunging seas have smote our sides
Subject(s): Sea


COLUMBUS, by CINCINNATUS HEINE MILLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Behind him lay the gray [or, great] azores
Last Line: "its grandest lesson: ""on! Sail on!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Miller, Joaquin
Variant Title(s): The Port Of Ships;a Tribute To Columbus
Subject(s): Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers; Patriotism; Sea; Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers; Ocean


COLUMBUS, THE DISCOVERER, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I see a caravel of spanish make
Last Line: Columbus, calm, his prescience verified.
Subject(s): Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Travel; United States - History; Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers; Seamen; Sails; Ocean; Journeys; Trips


COME ROLL HIM OVER (CHANTY), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Oho, why don't you blow?
Subject(s): Sea


COMES WINTER, THE SEA HUNTING, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This was your very first wall, your crib against
Last Line: Through...
Subject(s): Birth; Fathers & Daughters; Ice; Poverty; Sea; Walls; Child Birth; Midwifery; Ocean


COMFORTABLE SONG ON THE POOR SAILORS, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: How little do the landmen know
Subject(s): Sea


COMING OF LOVE, SELS., by THEODORE WATTS-DUNTON                    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Watts, Theodore
Subject(s): Sea


COMMEMORATIVE OF A NAVAL VICTORY, by HERMAN MELVILLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sailors there are of gentlest breed
Last Line: Glides white through the phosphorus sea.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Sea Battles; United States - History; Naval Warfare


COMMODORE RODGERS, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Our commodore's return'd again
Last Line: And all columbia's sailors, %they are her nation's pride
Subject(s): Navy - United States; Rodgers, John (1773-1838); Sea Battles; War Of 1812


COMPENSATION, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: One launched a ship, but she was wrecked at sea
Last Line: Lay the foundations for one island more.
Subject(s): God; Nature; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Sleep; Ocean


COMPENSATION, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: After all / there are moments
Last Line: The sea! The sea! The sea!
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Memory; Sea; Wine; Ocean


COMPLETION, by VICTOR MARIE HUGO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The brooklet fell from the crannied rock
Last Line: A drop of water good to drink.
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Rain; Sea; Spring; Water; Wine; Ocean


COMRADES, by HENRY R. DORR    Poem Text                
First Line: Now from their slumber waking
Last Line: To the beat of the muffled drum!
Subject(s): Sea Battles; Spanish-american War (1898); Naval Warfare


CONFESSION, by EDNA S. MCKINLEY    Poem Text                
First Line: I sat in church, the opening hymn was sung
Last Line: And so I spent my hour with god.
Subject(s): Churches; Confessions; Sea; Trees; Cathedrals; Ocean


CONQUERING EAGLES, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I read the classic book -- and raised mine eyes
Last Line: The conquering eagles of imperial rome!
Subject(s): Birds; Eagles; Rhyme; Rome, Italy; Sea; War; Ocean


CONSIDER THE WHALES (AN ACROSTIC), by JAMES BERTOLINO    Poem Source                
First Line: Let's consider seven whales
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


CONSTANCY, FR. SERAGLIO, by CHARLES DIBDIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Blow high, blow low! Let tempest tear
Last Line: Blow high, blow low! Let tempest tear,' etc.
Alternate Author Name(s): Dibdin, Charles Isaac Mungo; Dibdin, Charles, Jr.
Subject(s): Absence; Courage; Sea; Separation; Isolation; Valor; Bravery; Ocean


CONSTANT VOICE, by JOHN KOETHE    Poem Source                
First Line: Above a coast that lies between two coasts
Last Line: But isolated houses nestled in the hills
Subject(s): Sea; Seashore


CONTINENT'S END, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At the equinox when the earth was veiled in a late rain,
Last Line: The older fountain.
Subject(s): Sea; Children; Migration; Mothers; Ocean; Childhood


CONVOY, by ELIZABETH SEWELL HILL    Poem Text                
First Line: The smoke hung low on the sand-duned shore
Last Line: Sound four?
Subject(s): Disasters; Ferry Boats; Sea; Shipwrecks; Ocean


CORRODED AND GREENISH HULL, by ANTONIO MACHADO RUIZ    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Drowsy flight moves far, and fades in sun haze
Alternate Author Name(s): Machado, Antonio; Machado Y Ruiz, Antonio
Subject(s): Sea; Sleep


CORSICA, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In bordighera's groves of palm
Last Line: Whose glory filled a million graves.
Subject(s): England; Fame; Sea; Soul; English; Reputation; Ocean


COSMISM, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea asleep like a dreamer sighs
Last Line: But never refute its innocence.
Subject(s): Grief; Pain; Sea; Soul; Universe; Sorrow; Sadness; Suffering; Misery; Ocean


COUNTING THE WINTER DEAD, by MADELINE DEFREES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Off the oregon coast, thirty-three in storm and sudden
Last Line: Voracious and benign, spare us o lord!
Alternate Author Name(s): Mary Gilbert, Sister; De Frees, Madeline
Subject(s): Death; Fish & Fishing; Funerals - At Sea; Oregon; Dead, The; Anglers; Burials At Sea


COURT OF NEPTUNE, by JOHN HUGHES (1677-1720)    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O muse! By thee conducted down, I dare
Subject(s): Sea


CRAQUEODOOM, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The crankadox leaned o'er the edge of the moon
Last Line: With a long piece of crape to her tail.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Variant Title(s): Spirk Troll-derisive
Subject(s): Moon; Sea; Ocean


CROSSING THE ATLANTIC, by ANNE SEXTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We sail out of season into an oyster-gray wind
Subject(s): Atlantic Ocean; God; Religion; Sea; Sea Voyages; Theology; Ocean


CROSSING THE ATLANTIC, by ANNE SEXTON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We sail out of season into an oyster-gray wind
Last Line: This dead street never stops
Subject(s): Atlantic Ocean; God; Religion; Sea; Sea Voyages


CROSSING THE BAR, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text     Poem Explanation         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Sunset and evening star
Last Line: When I have crossed the bar.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Bible; Death; Evening; Immortality; Religion; Sea; Dead, The; Sunset; Twilight; Theology; Ocean


CROSSING THE BAR', by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Before the moaning bar
Last Line: Returning safe from sea
Subject(s): Sea; Danger; Survival


CYMBELINE, SELS., by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


CYRIL TOURNEUR, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A sea that heaves with horror of the night
Last Line: And over all these one star -- chastity.
Subject(s): Death; Hell; Sea; Soul; Storms; Dead, The; Ocean


D'AVALOS' PRAYER, by JOHN MASEFIELD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When the last sea is sailed, when the last shallow charted,
Alternate Author Name(s): Masefield, John Edward
Subject(s): Faith; Sea


DAEMON LOVER (1), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: O where have ye been, my dearest dear
Subject(s): Sea


DAEMON LOVER (2), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: O where have ye been, my dearest love
Subject(s): Sea


DANGER OF DIGGING FOR CLAMS, by LENORA STEELE    Poem Source                
First Line: It is a trick the bay emptied of
Last Line: Been planted there. His face, like a flower, turned %to the sun
Subject(s): Clams; Sea


DARIEN, by ELIZABETH SEWELL HILL    Poem Text                
First Line: The waves swing hushed to the blue sky-line
Last Line: The double world grows one—at darien!
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Sea Voyages; Storms; Waves; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


DAUBER, by JOHN MASEFIELD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Four bells were struck, the watch was called on deck
Alternate Author Name(s): Masefield, John Edward
Subject(s): Sea


DAWN, by FREDERIC SAUSER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At dawn I went down among the machines
Last Line: And as we swung toward santos our wake described a big arc glistening %on the unmoving sea
Alternate Author Name(s): Cendrars, Blaise
Subject(s): Dawn; Sea Voyages


DAWNLIGHT ON THE SEA, by ADA CAMBRIDGE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When I kneel down the dawn is only breaking
Last Line: When we two walk together in the dawn.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cross, George, Mrs.
Subject(s): Dawn; Sea; Sunrise; Ocean


DAY OF SEA, by SOPHIA DE MELLO BREYNER ANDRESEN    Poem Source                
First Line: Day of sea in the sky, made
Last Line: Where my gestures are seagulls who lose themselves %spiralling over the clouds, over the spume
Subject(s): Sea


DEAD FISH ON THE SHORE WITH CLAMS, by PABLO MEDINA    Poem Source                
First Line: It is winter
Last Line: To abandon hope
Subject(s): Absence; Boats; Clams; Cuba; Death; Marine Animals; Sea Voyages


DEAD JOYS, by WILFRID SCAWEN BLUNT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Moan on with thy loud changeless wail
Last Line: Or art thou pitiless as wind or sea?
Subject(s): Death; Desolation; Disasters; Funerals - At Sea; Love - Loss Of; Sailing & Sailors; Shipwrecks; Dead, The; Burials At Sea; Seamen; Sails


DEAR SAVIOUR PILOT ME, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text                
First Line: As sails my fragile bark
Last Line: When dawns the light of day!
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


DEATH, by PADRAIG J. DALY    Poem Source                
First Line: And must I leave this world of music
Last Line: O christ eb near, o christ, and pity me
Subject(s): Boats; Death; Sea Voyages


DEATH OF KINGS, by WILLIAM DANIEL EHRHART    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Giant; %sleek master of the oceans
Last Line: And we shall have one more kingdom %empty of kings
Alternate Author Name(s): Ehrhart, W. D.
Subject(s): Environment; Nature; Sea Monsters


DEATH OF PLINY THE ELDER: SHEAF, by CHRISTOPHER PATTON    Poem Source                
First Line: The papyrus root
Last Line: Seawrack on a weak and brackish wave
Subject(s): Nature; Plants; Sea


DEATH OF THE OLD SEA KING, by FRANCES ELLEN WATKINS HARPER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas a fearful night - the tempest raved
Last Line: And calmly talked with death.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


DEATH OF THE PILOT WHALES, by PETER MEINKE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Every few years, down at the florida keys
Last Line: We wish not to think, we tow them bakc to sea, %cut them open and they sink
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


DEATH'S JEST-BOOK: DIRGE, by THOMAS LOVELL BEDDOES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The swallow leaves her nest
Last Line: In the grave.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


DEATH'S JEST-BOOK: SAILORS' [OR MARINERS'] SONG, by THOMAS LOVELL BEDDOES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To sea, to sea! The calm is o'er
Last Line: Our sails swell full! To sea! To sea!
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


DEATH-GRAPPLE, by LAURA BELL EVERETT    Poem Text                
First Line: Man and the pitiless waters
Last Line: How long shall the carnage be?
Subject(s): Death; Sea; Dead, The; Ocean


DECATUR'S VICTORY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Ye heroes who bled for the rights of mankind
Last Line: For columbia still generous and brave, just and free, %ere long of the ocean the mistress shall be
Subject(s): Constitution (ship); Decatur, Stephen (1779-1820); Navy - United States; Sea Battles; War Of 1812


DECEMBER 22ND, by CHARLES OLSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea %is right up against the skin of the shore with a tide
Last Line: Come so far
Subject(s): Sea


DEDICATION, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The years are many, the changes more
Last Line: Bear home her signal across the sea.
Subject(s): Death; England; Sea; Time; Dead, The; English; Ocean


DEDICATION TO POEMS AND BALLADS, 1ST SERIES, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea gives her shells to the shingle
Last Line: Night sinks on the sea.
Variant Title(s): Dedication: 1865
Subject(s): Earth; Nature; Sea; Seasons; Wind; World; Ocean


DEEP MID-OCEAN WATERS PERPETUALLY, by AGNES MARY F. ROBINSON    Poem Source                
Alternate Author Name(s): Duclaux, Madame Emile; Darmesteter, Mary; Robinson, A. Mary F.
Subject(s): Sea


DEEP SEA CALM, by HARDWICKE DRUMMOND RAWNSLEY    Poem Source                
First Line: With what deep calm, and passionlessly great
Subject(s): Sea


DEEP-MOUTH'D SEA, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


DEEPER SEAS (1), by HENRY BELLAMANN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For now are wider ways, profounder tides
Subject(s): Sea


DEFEAT AND VICTORY, by WALLACE RICE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Through the clangor of cannon
Last Line: Don't give up the ship!
Alternate Author Name(s): Groot, Cecil De
Subject(s): Chesapeake (ship); Lawrence, James (1781-1813); Sea Battles; War Of 1812; Naval Warfare


DEPORTED, by KATHRYN WHITE RYAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The transports move stealthily to sea
Last Line: Oh, do not notice!
Subject(s): Immigrants; Sea Voyages; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


DEPRECATING PARROTS, by BEULAH MAY    Poem Source                
First Line: Shu-lin was a parrot who sat on the shoulder
Subject(s): Parrots; Sea


DESTROYERS IN THE ARCTIC, by ALAN ROSS    Poem Source                
First Line: Camouflaged, they detach lengths of sea and sky
Last Line: But cannot dream long; the sea curdles and sprawls %liverishly real, and merciless all else away fro
Subject(s): Sea Battles; Troy; World War Ii


DESTRUCTION OF TROY, SELS., by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Clear was the course of the cold floods
Subject(s): Sea; Troy


DHOWS, by FRANCIS BRETT YOUNG    Poem Source                
First Line: South of guardafui was a dark tide flowing
Subject(s): Sea


DIALOGUE, by JOHN DOWLAND    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My merry mates! To neptune's praise
Subject(s): Sea


DIFFERING VIEWS OF A DEAD WHALE, by VIRGINIA LINTON    Poem Source                
First Line: Looming monstrous, he shone a hide weathered
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


DIGNITY, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Rocks jut out of the sea
Last Line: They lacked before.
Subject(s): Sea; Stones; Ocean; Granite; Rocks


DIM STAR OF THE OCEAN LIETH COOL, by ROBERT WILLIAMS BUCHANAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Maitland, Thomas
Subject(s): Sea


DIMANCHE, by LEVI BISHOP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hail sabbath-day! Of all the seven the best!
Last Line: Thine own right arm, omnipotent to save!
Subject(s): Death; Love; Sea; Soul; Dead, The; Ocean


DINNER BY THE AEGEAN, by BOB COOK    Poem Source                
First Line: Achilles with one leg and monk's attire
Last Line: I can see cities and wooden horses burning %in her voluptuous shadow
Subject(s): Achilles; Aegean Sea; Dinners And Dining; Mythology - Classical


DIRECTION, by ANNETTE TEMIN    Poem Text                
First Line: This is a harbor where no boatman's cry
Last Line: Upon some object not yet wholly known.
Subject(s): Harbors; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Ocean


DIRGE AT SEA, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sleep! We give thee to the wave
Last Line: Sleep! Oh, sleep!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Death; Sea; Dead, The; Ocean


DIRGE FOR A SAILOR, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Beyond the bourns of time and sleep
Last Line: This sailor's requiem!
Subject(s): Graves; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Tombs; Tombstones; Ocean


DISAPPOINTMENT, by HORACE SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Joy! Joy! My lover's bark returns
Last Line: She reels -- she -- sinks -- o heaven! She's gone!
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Horatio
Subject(s): Disappointment; Love; Sea; Ocean


DISCOURAGED, by ADELAIDE ANNE PROCTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where the little babbling streamlet
Last Line: Blue and infinite, the sea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Berwick, Mary
Subject(s): Fear; Rivers; Sea; Ocean


DISGUST, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Pills? Talk to me of your pills? Well, that, I must say, is cool
Last Line: Suppose I should think of it, surely? But anyhow -- there -- I won't.
Subject(s): Calvinists; Churches; God; Sea; Suicide; Cathedrals; Ocean


DISTANCE TRAVELED, by ANNE WALDMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hoist sail, little bark of my wit!
Last Line: At the foot of the mountain.
Subject(s): Farewell; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Travel; Parting; Ocean; Journeys; Trips


DISTANT SOUND OF THE SEA AT EVENING, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Yet, rolling far up some green mountain-dale
Last Line: Who girds tired nature with unslumbering might.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Sea; Spring; Ocean


DISTRESSED SAILOR'S GARLAND, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: When first I drew the breath of life
Subject(s): Sea


DISTURBANCE, by RON DE MARIS    Poem Source                
First Line: The ray noses in the weed flats
Last Line: From under a storm. Stingray
Subject(s): Sea


DIVER, by ROBERT EARL HAYDEN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sank through easeful
Last Line: Somehow began the %measured rise
Subject(s): Scuba Diving; Sea; Sports


DIVER, by THEOBALD PURCELL-BURET    Poem Source                
First Line: Poised for the leap, clear in the morning light
Subject(s): Sea


DIVING INTO THE WRECK, by ADRIENNE CECILE RICH    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: First having read the book of myths
Subject(s): Cousteau, Jacques (1910-1997); Disasters; Diving & Divers; Sea; Shipwrecks; Ocean


DIVING INTO THE WRECK, by ADRIENNE CECILE RICH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: First having read the book of myths
Last Line: Our names do not appear
Subject(s): Cousteau, Jacques (1910-1997); Disasters; Diving And Divers; Sea; Shipwrecks


DOES NO ONE AT ALL EVER FEEL THIS WAY IN THE LEAST?, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O ocean sea for all your being vast
Last Line: And telling them how sinbad was a sailor
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


DOES NO ONE AT ALL EVER FEEL THIS WAY IN THE LEAST?, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O ocean sea for all your being vast
Last Line: Of what it is by calling in a pool %and telling them how sinbad was a sailor
Subject(s): Sea


DOLOR OOGO, by ARTHUR THOMAS QUILLER-COUCH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thirteen men by ruan shore
Last Line: Wipes her hands incessantly.
Alternate Author Name(s): Q; Quiller-couch, A. T.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


DOLPHIN WAY, by JR. WILLIAM ARCHIBALD MCGIRT    Poem Source                
First Line: In another age between time of trees
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


DOLPHIN: MONOLOGUE & SONG, by ALBERT GOLDBARTH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Once I approached you
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


DOLPHINS, by RICHARD HARTEIS    Poem Source                
First Line: Who hasn't at some point succumbed
Last Line: Boy drowned at sea
Subject(s): Aids (disease); Dolphins; Environment; Homosexuality; Sea Monsters; Sickness


DOLPHINS, by HAMISH MACLAREN    Poem Source                
First Line: As threads spilling dew-drops
Subject(s): Dolphins; Sea


DON'T YOU SEE?, by KATHARINE LEE BATES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The day was hotter than words can tell
Last Line: Till the whale was obliged to whale them all.
Subject(s): Crabs; Fish & Fishing; Jellyfish; Marine Animals; Sea; Anglers; Ocean


DOOM OF KING ACRISIUS, SELS., by WILLIAM MORRIS (1834-1896)    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now underneath the scarped cliffs of bay
Subject(s): Sea


DOVE STA AMORE (TO LAWRENCE, UNSENT), by MAR MONTAS    Poem Source                
First Line: L I ke an
Last Line: Eve ry where
Subject(s): Love; Sea


DOVER BEACH, by MATTHEW ARNOLD    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea is calm to-night
Last Line: Where ignorant armies clash by night.
Subject(s): Desire; Doubt; Dover, England; England; Faith; Love; Love - Marital; Poetry & Poets; Religion; Sea; Seashore; Social Protest; Time; War; Skepticism; English; Belief; Creed; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Theology; Ocean; Beach; Coast; Shore


DOWN AMONG THE WHARVES, by ELEANORE MYERS JEWETT    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Sea


DOWN BY THE CARIB SEA: 1. SUNRISE IN THE TROPICS, by JAMES WELDON JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sol, sol, mighty lord of the tropic zone
Last Line: Once more behold! The sun!
Subject(s): Caribbean Sea; Nature


DOWN BY THE CARIB SEA: 2. LOS CIGARILLOS, by JAMES WELDON JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the land of the dark-eyed gente
Last Line: Smoke — smoke — smoke.
Subject(s): Caribbean Sea; Health; Pleasure; Smoking; Tobacco; Pipes; Cigars; Cigarettes


DOWN BY THE CARIB SEA: 3. TEESTAY, by JAMES WELDON JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Of tropic sensations, the worst
Last Line: Teestay, teestay.
Subject(s): Caribbean Sea; Drinks & Drinking; Pleasure; Wine


DOWN BY THE CARIB SEA: 5. THE DANCING GIRL, by JAMES WELDON JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Do you know what it is to dance?
Last Line: As here by the carib they're known.
Subject(s): Caribbean Sea; Dancing & Dancers


DOWN BY THE CARIB SEA: 6. SUNSET IN THE TROPICS, by JAMES WELDON JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A silver flash from the sinking sun
Last Line: Queen night, on velvet slippered feet, comes softly down.
Subject(s): Caribbean Sea; Evening; Night; Sunset; Twilight; Bedtime


DRAMA IN THE PORT, by JOAN SALVAT-PAPASSEIT    Poem Source                
First Line: Slosh of ocean
Last Line: Beyond the harbor the seagulls rest
Subject(s): Birds; Gulls; Immigrants; Sea Voyages; Thunder; Waves


DREAM OF BURIAL IN MID-OCEAN, by JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Down through the deep deep grey-green seas
Subject(s): Sea


DREAM OF DONEGAL, by GERTRUDE JANE CODD    Poem Text                
First Line: I can see the little cottage by the sea, by the sea
Last Line: Oh, father, be a boy again, and not so cold and still!
Subject(s): Dreams; Parents; Sea; Nightmares; Parenthood; Ocean


DREAM-SONG SEA-SONG, by EUNICE W. GILKEY    Poem Text                
First Line: Take me / bear me gently - lightly
Last Line: Waves of sea.
Subject(s): Dreams; Sea; Singing & Singers; Nightmares; Ocean; Songs


DREAMER, by PRIMUS ST. JOHN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There are few probabilities through
Last Line: That it jogs
Subject(s): Dreams; Sea Voyages; Slavery; Faith; Christianity; Social Commentaries


DREAMER, SAY, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dreamer, say, will you dream for me
Last Line: Breaks the sleep of the silence there?
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Dreams; Love; Sea; Nightmares; Ocean


DREAMLAND, by SILAS WEIR MITCHELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Up anchor! Up anchor! / set sail and away!
Last Line: Are thine for a day.
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Ocean


DREAMS OF FERDINAND: 3. PRAYER, by EDWIN GALLAHER    Poem Source                
First Line: Sea, take me with open arms
Last Line: Island. Sing of me no more
Subject(s): Sea


DREAMS OF THE SEA, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text                
First Line: I know not why I yearn for thee again
Last Line: Thy salt is lodged for ever in my blood.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


DRIFTWOOD, by DAISY DEAN BUTLER    Poem Text                
First Line: Beyond the reach of the hungry tides, a storm-wind swept you / high
Last Line: Merely stray bits of drift-wood by life's grim fate betrayed.
Subject(s): Disasters; Driftwood; Grief; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Shipwrecks; Sorrow; Sadness; Ocean


DRIFTWOOD, by DAVID WAGONER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From its burial at sea, a gray-white forest
Last Line: Not one not beautiful
Subject(s): Driftwood; Funerals - At Sea; Burials At Sea


DRIFTWOOD, by DAVID WAGONER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From its burial at sea, a gray-white forest
Last Line: And weather, under our eyes or fingers %not one not beautiful
Subject(s): Driftwood; Funerals - At Sea


DROWNED, by STEPHEN SPENDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They still vibrate with the sound
Alternate Author Name(s): Spender, Stephen (harold), Sir
Subject(s): Drowning; Sea


DRY TORTUGAS, by EDMUND PENNANT    Poem Source                
First Line: A middle-aged turtle allowed himself
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


DURER WENT TO SKETCH THE WHALE, by JUDITH HEMSCHEMEYER    Poem Source                
First Line: Even though he could do marvelous rabbits
Subject(s): Durer, Albrecht (1471-1528); Environment; Sea Monsters


DUSK AT SEA, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dusk, like a moth of violet wing, descends
Last Line: Both light and guide on the long journey home.
Subject(s): Dusk; Sea; Ocean


EACH WAVE CAME ON A GLITTERING RIPPLED HILL, by WILLIAM MORRIS (1834-1896)    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


EARTH AND SEA, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source                
First Line: Children screaming in the playful sea
Last Line: Old man in the earth, watch over me.
Subject(s): Children; Sea; Watchmen


EARTH AND SKY AND OCEAN HELD THEIR BREATH, by JOSEPH NOEL PATON    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Sea


EARTH VIEWED FROM THE SEA, by PAUL CLAUDEL    Poem Source                
First Line: Arriving from the horizon, our ship
Last Line: Shown only by our signal lights
Subject(s): Earth; Sailors And Sailing; Sea


EAST ANGLIAN SEAS AND SHORES, SELS., by GEORGE CRABBE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): East Anglia, England; Sea


EAST TO WEST, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sunset smiles on sunrise: east and west are one
Last Line: Die.
Subject(s): England; Evening; Praise; Sea; United States; English; Sunset; Twilight; Ocean; America


EASTERN LONG ISLAND, by MARVIN BELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Beach grass tangled by wind--the sound rushes
Last Line: Reclamation by the proximate meek, who shall inherit.
Subject(s): Long Island (n.y.); Nature; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Seashore; Seamen; Sails; Ocean; Beach; Coast; Shore


EBB TIDE AT NOON, by FRANK GELETT BURGESS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The breezes sleep; their morning jounrey done
Last Line: And all the waters waken into motion.
Alternate Author Name(s): Burgess, Gelett
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 30. FORMS OF PRAYER AT SEA, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To kneeling worshippers no earthly floor
Last Line: Will listen, and ye know that he is just.
Subject(s): Prayer; Sea; Worship; Ocean


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 9. WILLIAM THE THIRD, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Calm as an under-current, strong to draw
Last Line: Shrinks from the verdict of his stedfast eye.
Subject(s): Sea; William Iii, King Of England (1650-1702); Ocean


ECHO OF THE WHOLE SEA'S SPEECH, by DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Rossetti, Gabriel Charles Dante
Subject(s): Sea


ECHOES: 32, by WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O, falmouth is a fine town with ships in the bay,
Last Line: They're all growing green in the old countrie.
Alternate Author Name(s): Henley, W. E.
Variant Title(s): Falmouth;home
Subject(s): Falmouth, England; Home; Sea; Ocean


ECOLOGY, by DALLAS EUGENE WIEBE    Poem Source                
First Line: Sea otters backstroke away
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


EDGE OF THE WORLD, by MARY FANNY YOUNGS    Poem Source                
First Line: From the top of the bluff, where the wind blows free
Last Line: Some day - some day - I must cross that rim!
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


EDITHA, by MATILDA BARBARA BETHAM-EDWARDS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Breathing the violet-scented gale
Last Line: Of mingled reverence and love.
Alternate Author Name(s): Betham, Mary Matilda; Edwards, Matilda B.; Edwards, B. M.
Subject(s): Sea Battles; Widows & Widowers; Naval Warfare


EDVARD GRIEG, by CHARLES WHARTON STORK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The light across the fjord is very cool
Last Line: The very scene I look on here tonight.
Subject(s): Light; Love; Norway; Sea; Summer; Ocean


EIGHT OARS AND A COXSWAIN, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Eight oars compel
Last Line: "steady! Pull it thr-o-o-ough!"
Subject(s): Boats; New York City - Dutch Period; Rowing; Sea Gulls; Sports


ELEANORE, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy dark eyes open'd not
Last Line: So dying ever, eleanore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


ELEGIAC SONNET: 83. THE SEA VIEW, by CHARLOTTE SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The upland shepherd, as reclined he lies
Last Line: Ah! Thus man spoils heaven's glorious works with blood!
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Charlotte Turner
Subject(s): Sea Battles; Naval Warfare


ELEGY FOR 41 WHALES BEACHED IN FLORENCE, OREGON, JUNE 1979, by LINDA LOUISE BIERDS    Poem Source                
First Line: In the warm rods of your ears
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


EMBARQUEMENT, by PADRAIG J. DALY    Poem Source                
First Line: You must walk over the mud
Last Line: Great swelling of water will carry you
Subject(s): Boats; Sea Voyages; Travel


ENCOUNTER, by THOMAS MCGRATH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At two thousand feet the sea wrinkles like an old man's hand
Last Line: The night stirred angrily like an old suspicion
Subject(s): Fog; Giants; Sea; Water; Haze; Ocean


END OF THE LAST FIGHT OF THE REVENGE, SELS., by GERVASE MARKHAM    Poem Source                
First Line: But when the morning's dewy locks drunk up
Subject(s): Sea


ENDANGERED SPECIES, SELS., by DEENA POSY METZGER    Poem Source                
First Line: If it were only a question of whales
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


ENDURING MUSIC, by HAROLD VINAL    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This shell, this slender spiral in the hand
Subject(s): Sea; Shells


ENGLAND: AN ODE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sea and strand, and a lordlier land than sea-tides rolling and rising sun
Last Line: Sea.
Subject(s): England; Justice; Sea; English; Ocean


ENGLISH CAPTAINS, by CHARLES FITZ-GEFFREY    Poem Source                
First Line: Courageous cabot, brave venetian hero
Subject(s): Sea


ENOUGH, by FORD MADOX FORD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Long we'd sought for avalon
Last Line: The oars—yea, and yearned.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hueffer, Ford Hermann; Hueffer, Ford Madox
Subject(s): Avalon (legend); Sea; Ocean


ENTERPRISE AND BOXER (1), by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "again columbia's stripes, unfurl'd"
Last Line: "and more, much more can be obtain'd / upon the same condition"
Subject(s): Boxer (ship);enterprise (ship);sea Battles;war Of 1812; Naval Warfare


EPIGRAM UPON HIS MAJESTIE'S GREAT SHIP ..., by THOMAS HEYWOOD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What artist took in hand this ship to frame?
Subject(s): Sea


EPILOGUE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Between the wave-ridge and the strand
Last Line: The sole sun of a worldless sea.
Subject(s): Dawn; Death; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Travel; Sunrise; Dead, The; Ocean; Journeys; Trips


EPIPSYCHIDION, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet spirit! Sister of that orphan one
Last Line: And come and be my guest -- for I am love's.
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Love; Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Sea; Viviani, Teresa Emilia; Women In The Bible; Virgin Mary; Ocean


EPISODE 43: BY THE SEA, by TAYLOR GRAHAM    Poem Source                
First Line: All afternoon the sun slicks
Last Line: More terrible than moonshine
Subject(s): Relationships; Sea


EPISTLE TO A DESPONDING SEA-MAN, by PHILIP FRENEAU    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Your men of the land, from the king to jack ketch
Subject(s): Sea


EPITAPH, by ALEXANDER COMFORT    Poem Source                
First Line: One whom I knew, a student and a poet,
Subject(s): Sea


EPITAPH ACROSTICK ON ROBERT BLAKE, by GEORGE HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: R est here in peace the sacred dust
Subject(s): Admirals; Blake, Robert (1599-1657); Epitaphs; Sea


EPITAPH OF DRAKE, by RICHARD BARNFIELD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: England his heart; his corpse the waters have
Alternate Author Name(s): Barnefield, Richard
Subject(s): Sea


EPITHALAMION, by CAROLYN KIZER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You left me gasping on the shore
Last Line: A milky flank, a drowned, reviving face.
Subject(s): Marriage; Mermaids & Mermen; Sea; Women; Women's Rights; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Ocean; Feminism


ERIE WATERS, by EMILY PAULINE JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A dash of yellow sand
Last Line: With flying clouds and tossing gulls that weave and interlace.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tekahionwake
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Waves; Wind; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


EROSION, by EAMON GRENNAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What the sea does - coming, going - is the mole beneath the seeming solid earth
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


ESCAPADE, by KENNETH LESLIE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For demerara bound with cod she flies
Subject(s): Sea


ESKMEALS, by HARDWICKE DRUMMOND RAWNSLEY    Poem Source                
First Line: Oh, joy, where sea and river waters meet
Subject(s): Sea


ESSAY ON STONE, by HAYDEN CARRUTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: April abomination, that's what I call
Subject(s): April; North Sea


ESSAY: THE COMPLETE SENTENCE OF THE LIMBS, by ELENI SIKELIANOS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I was bathing as an individual in something more general
Last Line: I will have to sleep a long time to find them again
Subject(s): Essays; Maritime Law; Navigation; Sea Law


EURIPIDES, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To him the fate we bear was like a sea
Last Line: That builded on the sea, loved his name most.
Subject(s): Death; Euripides (484-406 B.c.); Hearts; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Sin; Dead, The; Ocean


EVEN AS HIS WHO ON SOME MIDNIGHT HEARS, by PHILIP BOURKE MARSTON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


EVENING AT SEA, by JOHN PRESS    Poem Source                
First Line: The sky turned smoky blue, the enfeebled sun
Subject(s): Sea


EVENING BY THE SEA, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It was between the night and day
Last Line: Low places where the rock-fish feed.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


EVENING EBB, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The ocean has not been so quiet for a long while, five night-herons
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


EVENING EBB, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The ocean has not been so quiet for a long while, five night-herons
Last Line: The screen of the world for another audience
Subject(s): Sea


EVENING IN GLOUCESTER HARBOR, by EPES SARGENT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The very pulse of ocean now was still
Subject(s): Gloucester, Massachusetts; Sea


EVENING ON THE BROADS, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Over two shadowless waters, adrift as a pinnace in peril
Last Line: Ghost or god, evermore moves on the face of the deep.
Subject(s): Evening; Sea; Soul; Sunset; Twilight; Ocean


EVERY LONG & WIDE EXPANSE OF SEA, by MAURICE SCEVE    Poem Source                
Last Line: Setting full sail, beyond all heaven & all hell
Subject(s): Sea


EVERYBODY, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I, perhaps I never will be, perhaps I was not able
Last Line: That I was exactly like you %and like everybody
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


EVERYBODY WAS ASKING ME WHEN I LEAVE, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: I am and I am here
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


EX-VOTO, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When their last hour shall rise
Last Line: Me too, my mother.
Subject(s): Death; Earth; Sea; Soul; Dead, The; World; Ocean


EXILED, by EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Searching my heart for its true sorrow
Last Line: I have a need of water near.
Alternate Author Name(s): Boyd, Nancy; Boissevain, Eugen, Mrs.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


FAINT YET PURSUING', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Beyond this shadow and this turbulent sea
Last Line: My heart fails, yet I follow on to know
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Sea; Persistence; Conduct Of Life


FAIR MAID'S CHOICE OR THE SEAMAN'S RENOWN, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Being a pleasant song made of a sailor
Subject(s): Sea


FAIRE SHEWES DECEIVE, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Smooth was the sea, and seem'd to call
Last Line: Who, kissing, kill such saints as these?
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


FAITH, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea was breaking at my feet
Last Line: "there is! There is!"" replied."
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Faith; Religion; Sea; Belief; Creed; Theology; Ocean


FANTASIA, by ROSE TERRY COOKE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When I am a sea-flower
Last Line: And let the good ship go.
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


FAR AND WIDE SHE WENT, by CAEDMON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


FAR BENEATH / SLEEPETH THE GLASSY OCEAN LIKE A SHEET, by ROBERT WILLIAMS BUCHANAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Maitland, Thomas
Subject(s): Sea


FAR OFF, THE SILENT SEA GLOOMED COLD AND GRAY, by ALFRED AUSTIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


FAR OFF-SHORE, by HERMAN MELVILLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Look, the raft, a signal flying
Last Line: Sweeps anew!
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


FAR OUT AT SEA, by JAMES RYDER RANDALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Far out at sea! Far out at sea!
Last Line: Far out at sea! Far out at sea!
Subject(s): Death - Children; Sea; Death - Babies; Ocean


FAREWELL, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewell, and when forth
Last Line: Sail, a hopeless sailor?
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Islands; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Ocean


FAREWELL HYMN; DEDICATED TO OFFICERS AND MEN OF MERRIMAC, by PHINEAS STOWE    Poem Source                
First Line: Saviour o'er the restless ocean
Last Line: But we'll hope to dwell together, %on that calm and heavenly shore
Subject(s): American Civil War; Navy - United States; Sea Battles; U.s. - History; Virginia (ship)


FARTHER SHORES, by AMELIA WOODWARD TRUESDELL    Poem Text                
First Line: Their ships sailed on-sailed on; was left
Last Line: Whose ships sailed on and far away.
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea Voyages; Seashore; Beach; Coast; Shore


FATHER HUCKLEBERRY AT SEATTLE, by WILLIAM STEWARD GORDON    Poem Text                
First Line: Well, I'm takin' in seattle
Last Line: Cause they feel their growin' pains!
Subject(s): Clergy; Sea Voyages; Seattle, Washington; Spirituality; Travel; West (u.s.); Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Journeys; Trips; Southwest; Pacific States


FEEBLE, SHADOWY, SHALLOW?, by ALFRED AUSTIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


FESTOONS OF FISHES, by ALFRED FRANCIS KREYMBORG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Incognitos of masquerading moons
Last Line: Festoons of fishes weave insanity.
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Ignorance; Sea; Anglers; Dullness; Stupdity; Ocean


FIGURE-HEAD, by CROSBIE GARSTIN    Poem Source                
First Line: There was an ancient carver that carved of a saint
Subject(s): Sea


FIGUREHEAD, by DOROTHY PAUL    Poem Source                
First Line: I was not meant to stand in a sea-edge garden
Subject(s): Sea


FIGURING IT ALL UP, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: The captain strode the quarter deck
Last Line: The old arithmetic?
Subject(s): Battleships;disasters;sea;shipwrecks;war;waves; Ocean


FINAL, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Matilde, sleeping
Last Line: Grown enormous, in the brief clasp of your hands
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


FINALE, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Matilde, years or days
Last Line: Enormous, within your small hands
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


FINDRINNY, by CHARLOTTE ANNE ALEXANDER    Poem Source                
First Line: Today (we know so much)
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


FIRES OF DRIFTWOOD, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On what long tides
Last Line: Ashes blown along the shore!
Subject(s): Driftwood; Fire; Sea Voyages; Tides


FIRST FRUITS IN 1812 [AUGUST 19, 1812], by WALLACE RICE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What is that a-billowing there
Last Line: Found a prize, a bully battle, and a breeze!
Alternate Author Name(s): Groot, Cecil De
Subject(s): Constitution (ship); Guerriere (ship); Hull, Isaac (1773-1843); Navy - United States; Sea Battles; War Of 1812; American Navy; Naval Warfare


FIRST MOVEMENT, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hour by hour, the day does not pass
Last Line: The sea lives. The bells exist
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


FISH, by ELIZABETH BISHOP    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I caught a tremendous fish
Last Line: And I let the fish go
Subject(s): Environment; Fishing And Fishermen; Sea; Sports


FISH, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text                
First Line: There are sharks that swim in ocean
Last Line: And red when they are cooked.
Subject(s): Cooking & Cooks; Fish & Fishing; Food & Eating; Sea; Sharks; Water; Cookery; Anglers; Ocean


FISH FOOD, by JOHN BROOKS WHEELWRIGHT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As you drank deep as thor, did you think of milk or wine?
Last Line: I will not ask any more. You saw or heard no evil
Subject(s): Crane, Hart (1899-1932); Drowning; Sea


FISH HEADS, by ORLANDO RICARDO MENES    Poem Source                
First Line: A glowing crucifix (five
Last Line: Burn your shark's -jaw crown
Subject(s): Fishing And Fishermen; Marine Animals; Sea


FISH-WOMEN - ON LANDING AT CALAIS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis said, fantastic ocean doth enfold
Last Line: The undisturbed abodes where sea-nymphs dwell!
Subject(s): Calais, France; Sea; Ocean


FISHERMAN, by ABBIE FARWELL BROWN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The fisherman goes out at dawn
Last Line: He sniffs and shuts one eye!
Subject(s): Sea


FISHERMAN'S LUCK, by WILFRID WILSON GIBSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As I sunk the lobster-pots
Subject(s): Sea


FISHERMEN, by JULIO ORTEGA    Poem Source                
First Line: In the mantle of dawn dreamy boats
Last Line: Branches that flash like a forest
Subject(s): Fishing And Fishermen; Markets; Sea


FISHERS OF MEN, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Long, long ago he said
Last Line: From calvary.
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Hearts; Jesus Christ; Sea; Singing & Singers; War; Ocean


FISHERS OF MEN, by ADELAIDE ANNE PROCTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The boats are out, and the storm is high
Last Line: Till the nets, o'ercharged, shall break.
Alternate Author Name(s): Berwick, Mary
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Galilee, Palestine; Religion; Sea; Stars; Theology; Ocean


FIVE DEGREES SOUTH, by FRANCIS BRETT YOUNG    Poem Source                
First Line: I love all waves and lovely water in motion
Subject(s): Sea


FLASH FRIGATE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: I'll sing of a frigate, a frigate of fame
Last Line: For they'll beat you and bang you till you ain't worth a d--n, %and send you an invalid to your own
Subject(s): Navy - United States; Sea


FLENSERS, by ROBERT GIBB    Poem Source                
First Line: Torn out of the sea
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: The sea crashed over the grim gray rocks
Last Line: "the flotsam and jetsam of human life, / no saving reflux knows"
Subject(s): Disasters;sea;shipwrecks; Ocean


FLYING DUTCHMAN, by ALOYSIUS MICHAEL SULLIVAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When winds are locked along the tropic shore
Alternate Author Name(s): Sullivan, A. M.
Subject(s): Flying Dutchman (ship); Sea


FLYING DUTCHMAN, SELS., by E. M. CLERKE    Poem Source                
First Line: Still southward - through the torrid seas
Subject(s): Sea


FLYING FISH, by JOHN HENRY GRAY    Poem Source                
First Line: Myself am hang, the buccaneer
Last Line: There are seekers of wisdom not less absurd, %son hang, than thy fish that would be a bird
Subject(s): Sea


FLYING FISH, by JOSEPH CORSON MILLER    Poem Source                
First Line: This cruising caballero of the deep
Alternate Author Name(s): Miller, J. Corson
Subject(s): Fishing And Fishermen; Sea


FLYING FISH, by KATHERINE KELLEY TAYLOR    Poem Source                
First Line: The flashing of an arc that bright & briefly
Subject(s): Fishing And Fishermen; Sea


FLYING FISH: AN ODE, by CHARLES WHARTON STORK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Low lies bermuda on our starboard bow
Last Line: The ship drives on; bermuda looms ahead.
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Sea; Sea Gulls; Ocean


FOAM STRAY, by JOSEPH AUSLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She wears white like a wave
Last Line: Set on a white sea.
Subject(s): Sea; Waves; Ocean


FOAMS THE WILD BEACH BELOW WITH MADDENING RAGE, by WILLIAM FALCONER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


FOG, by MARGARET R. SHERWOOD    Poem Text                
First Line: An everywhere of mist
Last Line: The soul of all sea things!
Subject(s): Death; Sea Gulls; Dead, The


FOG HORN AT NIGHT, by HELEN MITCHEL    Poem Text                
First Line: Fashion the feel of it
Last Line: Fog horn at night.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


FOLLOW THE SEA, by CICELY FOX SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What is it makes a man follow the sea?
Last Line: "search me if I know!"" says billy magee."
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


FOR HENRIETTA POLYDORE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On the land and on the sea
Last Line: Be best beloved and love us best.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Love; Sea; Sin; Ocean


FOR THOSE AT SEA; HYMN, by WILLIAM WHITING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Eternal father, strong to save
Last Line: Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.
Subject(s): Prayer; Sea; Ocean


FOR YOU - TRULY, by YVONNE FLORENCE    Poem Text                
First Line: I dare not write too lightly
Last Line: To tell you what you are!
Subject(s): Beauty; Sea; Trees; Writing & Writers; Ocean


FORGOTTEN CAPTAIN, by TOMAS TRANSTROMER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We have many shadows. I was walking home
Last Line: That too is a game, made heavy %with what is to come
Subject(s): Battleships; Boats; Bombs; Death; Sailors And Sailing; Sea; War


FOUND AMONG LETTERS TO HIS MISTRESS, by ED WICKLIFFE    Poem Source                
First Line: Let us set forth upon our journey now
Last Line: #name?
Subject(s): Letters; Sea Voyages; Travel


FOUR CAPRI IMPROMPTUS, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet as the furze flower fainting in the noon heat
Last Line: But not less quickly withered?
Subject(s): Flowers; Sea; Ocean


FOUR HAIKU, by LANE DUNLOP    Poem Source                
First Line: The sea grinds down small
Last Line: Of shells and pebbles
Subject(s): Sea


FOUR HOURS THE SUN HIS HIGH MERIDIAN .., FR. THE SHIPWRECK, by WILLIAM FALCONER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


FOUR MATRICES: 4. THE SEA, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Screw-gumption despite cold rain and clouds drifting below treetops
Last Line: Rowboats sunk in fifty fathoms. After drifting the oceans for years.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


FOUR QUARTETS: THE DRY SALVAGES (1-5 COMPLETE), by THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The river is within us, the sea is all about us
Last Line: The life of significant soil
Alternate Author Name(s): Eliot, T. S.
Subject(s): Sea


FOUR SONGS OF FOUR SEASONS: 4. AUTUMN IN CORNWALL, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The year lies fallen and faded
Last Line: Broke, breaking with the sea.
Subject(s): Autumn; Death; England; Sea; Seasons; Fall; Dead, The; English; Ocean


FRAGMENTS FROM ITALY: 2, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: One day I went to look at the mediterranean
Last Line: And I saw there was no practice in the sea
Subject(s): Italy; Mediterranean Sea


FRANCIS DRAKE; A TRAGEDY OF THE SEA, by SILAS WEIR MITCHELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Good-morrow, winter. / still the winds are foul
Last Line: Drake. Christ comfort me!
Subject(s): Drake, Sir Francis (1540-1596); Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Tragedy; Ocean


FRANKIE'S TRADE, by RUDYARD KIPLING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Old horn to all atlantic said
Last Line: (all round the horn!)
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


FRENCHMAN'S BAY, by EDWARD BLISS REED    Poem Text                
First Line: Sudden and swift the mountains rise
Last Line: I follow the restless sea.
Subject(s): Sea; Waves; Ocean


FRESHEST BREEZE I CAUGHT, FR. EPISTLE TO MY BROTHER, by JOHN KEATS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


FROM MY JOURNEYS I RETURN TO THE SAME SPOT, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: And ivy grew in his stare
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


FROM NORTH PORT, by ANDREW ZAWACKI    Poem Source                
First Line: Honing a minor seventh chord on its shear
Last Line: Holding our breath all the way into the harbor
Subject(s): Harbors; Sailors And Sailing; Sea


FROM OVERSEA, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From oversea / violets for memories
Last Line: Hither to thither oversea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Love; Memory; Sea; Ocean


FROM SEA TO SEA, by CINCINNATUS HEINE MILLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Shake hands! Kiss hands in haste to the sea
Last Line: We gaze on the boundless, white balboa seas.
Alternate Author Name(s): Miller, Joaquin
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


FROM SHORE, by KAREN VOLKMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The ocean goes, for fat miles
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


FROM THE SEA, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All beauty calls you to me, and you seem
Last Line: A heaven of unborn evanescent stars.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


FROWNING CLIFF, by HERBERT HENRY ASQUITH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea has a laugh
Last Line: He'll smile at last %on a golden bed
Alternate Author Name(s): Oxford And Asquith, 1st Earl
Subject(s): Sea


FULL FATHOM FIVE, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Old man, you surface seldom
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


FULL FATHOM FIVE, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Old man, you surface seldom
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Sea


GALLANT SEAMAN'S RESOLUTION, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: A gallant youth at gravesend lived, a seaman neither rich nor poor
Subject(s): Sea


GALLANT SEAMAN'S RETURN FROM THE INDIES, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Observe this song, which is both neat and pretty
Subject(s): Sea


GALLANT SEAMAN'S SONG AT HIS MEETING OF BETTY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Well met, pretty betty, my joy and my dear
Subject(s): Sea


GARDENS OF THE SEA, by GEORGE STERLING    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath the ocean's sapphire lid
Subject(s): Sea


GATHERING SEAGATHERING SEA-LAVENDER, by WILLIAM DORESKI    Poem Source                
First Line: Gathering sea-lavender
Last Line: And empowered by the radiance %our love of the sea plots around us
Subject(s): Sea Lavender


GENOA AND THE MEDITERRANEAN, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O epic-famed, god-haunted central sea
Last Line: Where lovers first behold thy form in pilgrimage to thee.
Subject(s): Genoa, Italy; Mediterranean Sea


GEO-BESTIARY: 22, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Life's too short to be a whore anymore,'
Last Line: No dog whore but trotting legs, an empty stomach.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


GHOST OF DAY YET HAUNTS THE TROUBLED WEST, by WILLIAM FALCONER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


GHOST SHIP, by ROBERT NEALEY    Poem Text                
First Line: I did not even then quite understand
Last Line: She quickly sailed away and soon grew dim.
Subject(s): Ghost Ships; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Ocean


GIBRALTAR AT DAWN, by SILAS WEIR MITCHELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Up and over the sea we came
Last Line: "the hoarse waves thunder, ""trafalgar!"
Subject(s): Gibraltar; Sea; Ocean


GIFTS, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source                
First Line: What does the blue atlantic bring
Last Line: And a black, tiny fly, stinging
Subject(s): Atlantic Ocean; Morning; Nature; Sea


GIGHA, by WILLIAM SYDNEY GRAHAM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: That firewood pale with salt and burning green
Last Line: The sun with long legs wades into the sea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Graham, W. S.
Subject(s): Drowning; Sea; Ocean


GIRL BEFORE A SHRINE, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Three lilies grew in a garden
Last Line: The lily-blooms and me!
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Girls; God; Lilies; Love; Sea; Sin; Ocean


GLADNESS OF THE SEA, by HARDWICKE DRUMMOND RAWNSLEY    Poem Source                
First Line: League after league of sunshine, and a face
Subject(s): Sea


GLADYS AND HER ISLAND, SELS., by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea %was filled with light
Subject(s): Sea


GLASS OF WATER, by CHARLES RAFFERTY    Poem Source                
First Line: A glass of water spilled into the sea
Last Line: Of water being spilled into the sea %soon to be vanished in that enormity
Subject(s): History; Loss; Sea; Water


GLASSY OCEAN HUSHED FORGETS TO ROAR, by WILLIAM FALCONER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


GLASSY SEA, by WILLIAM STANLEY MERWIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As you see each of the stars has a voice
Last Line: To the beginning but not beyond it
Alternate Author Name(s): Merwin, W. S.
Subject(s): Sea; Stars


GLIMPSES OF ITALY: 5. LIKE PAESTUM'S TEMPLE, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Moments there are that loom up from the past
Last Line: Radiant with dreams and ancient ecstasy.
Subject(s): Sea; Sleep; Soul; Temples; Ocean; Mosques


GLORIOUS HEADLAND BARE TO SUN AND SKY, by E. H. BRODIE    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Sea


GLORIOUS NAVAL VICTORY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Come listen to my story the truth I will unfold
Last Line: So may success attend these heroes of the constitution's crew
Subject(s): Bainbridge, William (1774-1833); Constitution (ship); Navy - United States; Sea Battles; War Of 1812


GOD HELP OUR MEN AT SEA, by HENRY CLARENCE KENDALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The wild night comes like an owl to its lair
Last Line: God help our men at sea!
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


GOD OF THE SEA GREETS BRAN IN THE LAND OF THE WAVES, by SEAMUS HEANEY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bran is astonished at the beauty of the waters
Last Line: We cannot imagine debility; we %are unmarked by guilt
Subject(s): Sea; Water; Waves


GODSPEED, by HARRIET PRESCOTT SPOFFORD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The great ship spreads her wings ...
Subject(s): Sea; Ships And Shipping


GODSPEED, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Outbound, your bark awaits you. Were I one
Last Line: The unreturning voyage, my friends to me.
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


GOLDEN VANITY (2), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: A ship I have in the north countree
Subject(s): Sea


GOLIATH, by ATANAS SLAVOV    Poem Source                
First Line: People knew for quite some time
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


GONE DOWN THE TIDE, by WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


GOOD TO EAT, by CHARLOTTE NEKOLA    Poem Source                
First Line: We travel north to the edge of a continent
Last Line: Later, we make a bed like deer in brush %and find the fields of our arms
Subject(s): Railroads; Sea


GRACE DARLING, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Take, o star of all our seas, from not an alien hand
Last Line: While the sea that spared thee girds and glorifies the land.
Subject(s): Death; Grace; Sea; Stars; Dead, The; Ocean


GRACE DARLING; OR THE WRECK OF THE 'FORFARSHIRE', by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As the night was beginning to close in one rough september day
Last Line: And for her equal in true heroism we cannot find another.
Subject(s): Disasters; Heroism; Pain; Sea; Shipwrecks; Steamboats; Storms; Survival; Wind; Heroes; Heroines; Suffering; Misery; Ocean


GRAVES BY THE SEA, by PAUL VALERY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This tranquil vault, assuming files of doves
Last Line: And crash, waves, crush this tranquil vault %where crying taut sails plunged predators!
Subject(s): Graves; Sea


GREAT SEA, by PAUL CLAUDEL    Poem Source                
First Line: Climbing one day, I reach the plateau
Last Line: Makes an effort to break his bonds
Subject(s): Mountains; Nature; Sea


GREAT WING OF NEW ENGLAND, by ROBERT HAROLD SIEGEL    Poem Source                
First Line: From sounding depths off martha's vineyard
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


GREENLAND FISHERY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: In seventeen hundred and ninety-four
Subject(s): Sea


GREENPEACE SCIENTIST DEBATES THE ESKIMO WHALER, by PATRICIA MONAGHAN    Poem Source                
First Line: Flutes: whales respond to their sound
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


GREENWICH PENSIONER, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Twas in the good ship rover
Subject(s): Sea


GREENWICH, KENT; INSCRIPTION ON ANSON'S SHIP THE CENTURION, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Stay, traveller, awhile, and view
Last Line: In ease with dignity appear, %he in the house of lord - I here
Subject(s): Anson, George, Baron (1697-1762); Navy - Great Britain; Sea Battles


GRISELDA OF THE SEAS, by AMY REDPATH RODDICK    Poem Text                
First Line: Pale arrowy lights were in her eyes
Last Line: Was I like her divine?
Subject(s): Sea; Women; Ocean


GULF STREAM, by HENRY BELLAMANN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They say a tropic river threads the seas
Subject(s): Gulf Stream; Sea


GULF STREAM, by SARAH CHAUNCEY WOOLSEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lonely and cold and fierce I keep my way
Last Line: If I am most her lover or her foe.
Alternate Author Name(s): Coolidge, Susan
Subject(s): Gulf Stream; Sea; Ocean


GULF-WEED, by CORNELIUS GEORGE FENNER    Poem Text                
First Line: A weary weed, tossed to and fro
Last Line: Grace informing with silent soul.
Subject(s): Sea; Seaweed; Ocean


GULLAH NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, by VIRGINIA MIXSON GERATY    Poem Source                
First Line: E bin de night befo' chris'mus en' eenside we house
Last Line: Stillyet dey say uh pray fuh po' ole buh fox
Subject(s): African Americans; Christmas; Gullahs; Santa Claus; Sea Islands Creole Dialect


GULLS AND BUOYS, by ANNE LEMIEUX    Poem Source                
First Line: Gulls swoop, gulls soar
Last Line: Raucous caucus, birds of a feather
Subject(s): New England; Sea Gulls


H.M.S. GLORY AT SYDNEY, by CHARLES STANLEY CAUSLEY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now it seems an old forgotten fable
Alternate Author Name(s): Causley, Charles
Subject(s): Sea


HAIKU, by SONIA SANCHEZ    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How still the morning sea
Last Line: Anointing the day
Subject(s): Sea; Silence


HAIL VOYAGERS, FR. MARDI, by HERMAN MELVILLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hail! Voyagers, hail!
Last Line: Ye left behind our pleasant shore.
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


HALF MILE DOWN, by MICHAEL RYAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My sick heart and my sick soul
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


HALF-TIDE LEDGE, by RICHARD PALMER BLACKMUR    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sunday the sea made morning worship, sang
Subject(s): Sea


HALIFAX STATION, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: From halifax station a bully there came
Last Line: "saying, 'we'll fight for our country, do all things that's right, / and let the world know, that gr
Subject(s): "constitution (ship);guerriere (ship);hull, Isaac (1773-1843);sea Battles;war Of 1812;" Naval Warfare


HALL OF OCEAN LIFE, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Not from the unmapped valleys of darkness, nor
Last Line: Returning light to the light, come to be?
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


HAMPTON BEACH, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sunlight glitters keen and bright
Last Line: Of this brief thoughtful hour of musing by the sea.
Subject(s): Hampton, New Hampshire; Sea; Seashore; Ocean; Beach; Coast; Shore


HAND OVER HAND (CHANTY), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: A handy ship, and a handy crew
Subject(s): Sea


HANG-OVER, by WILMA CRITTENDEN    Poem Text                
First Line: Morning is a dingy room
Last Line: And the lost, lost sea!
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Morning; Sea; Sun; Wine; Ocean


HANGING JOHNNY (CHANTY), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: They call me hanging johnny
Subject(s): Sea


HARBOR SEALS, by BARBARA A. HOLLAND    Poem Source                
First Line: First one, then two, another some distance off
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


HARBURY, by LOUISE DRISCOLL    Poem Text                
First Line: All the men of harbury go down to the sea in ships
Last Line: "any one who harks will still hear the sea cry."
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


HARP IN THE RIGGING, by HAMISH MACLAREN    Poem Source                
First Line: There is a harp set above us
Subject(s): Sea


HARP SEALS, by SARAH COTTERILL    Poem Source                
First Line: The cow nudges her young %between ice floes
Last Line: Musicians at last for our own pleasure, and %hilarious, in spite of the hunter
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


HARRIS, by KIM TAPHIN    Poem Source                
First Line: Mrs. Mackinnon talks of the good water
Last Line: Talks on the phone in gaelic and sounds so tender
Subject(s): Relationships; Sea


HARRY HAWKER, by FRANCIS HACKETT    Poem Text                
First Line: So endlessly the gray-lipped sea
Last Line: And followed up the sky.
Variant Title(s): The Dead Aviator
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


HARVEST, by DANA BURNET    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There was a schooner came ashore this fall
Last Line: That one might bring his soul to paradise.
Subject(s): Death; Harvest; Sea; Dead, The; Ocean


HARVEST OF THE SEA, by JOHN MCCRAE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The earth grows white with harvest; all day ...
Subject(s): Sea


HARVEST OF THE SEA, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Hear us, o lord, from heaven, thy dwelling place
Subject(s): Sea


HAUL AWAY [O, OR JOE] (CHANTY), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Away, haul away, boys, haul away together
Subject(s): Sea


HAUL THE BOWLINE (CHANTY), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Sea


HAVE I NOT FELT THE LONGING, by AUBREY DE VERE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


HAVE WE SAILED AND HAVE WE WANDERED, by ISAAC ROSENBERG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: There where our far childhood grew
Subject(s): Change; Sea


HAVING LOST ALL CAPACITY, by STEPHEN ELLIOTT DUNN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Today I read how japanese fishermen %lured thousands of dolphins ashore
Last Line: Here in my room, the sons of bitches, %the bastards
Alternate Author Name(s): Dunn, Stephen
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


HE FAR AWAY BEHLD THE SEA, by WILLIAM MORRIS (1834-1896)    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


HE PASSED THE SEA, by WILLIAM MORRIS (1834-1896)    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


HEADLANDS STOOD OUT INTO THE MOON-LIT DEEP, by MATTHEW ARNOLD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


HEARS THE LOW PLASH OF WAVE O'ERWHELMING, by HENRY TAYLOR (1800-1886)    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


HEAVEN, by RUPERT BROOKE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fish (fly-replete, in depth of june
Last Line: There shall be no more land, say fish.
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Soldiers' Writings; South Sea Islands; Anglers


HEAVEN-HAVEN; A NUN TAKES THE VEIL, by GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have desired to go / where springs not fail
Last Line: And out of the swing of the sea.
Variant Title(s): Surcease;heaven-haven
Subject(s): Christianity; Heaven; Life Change Events; Nuns; Sea; Paradise; Ocean


HEAVING OF THE LEAD, by CHARLES DIBDIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For england when with favoring gale
Last Line: "proclaim, -- ""all's well!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Dibdin, Charles Isaac Mungo; Dibdin, Charles, Jr.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


HENRY MARTYN (2), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: There were three brothers in merry scotland
Subject(s): Sea


HERE, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I came here to count the bells
Last Line: So here I live
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


HERE AND NOW, by PHILIP LEVINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The waters of earth come and go
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


HERITAGE, by KATHLEEN MERRICK    Poem Source                
First Line: This child reflects the sea in every mood
Subject(s): Sea


HERMES OF THE WAYS, by HILDA DOOLITTLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The hard sand breaks
Last Line: Shore-grass.
Alternate Author Name(s): H. D.; Aldington, Richard, Mrs.
Subject(s): Bible; Sea; Ocean


HERO, by GEOFFREY DRAKE    Poem Source                
First Line: My world was full of wonder until men
Subject(s): Sea


HERVE RIEL, by ROBERT BROWNING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On the sea and at the hogue, sixteen hundred ninety-two
Last Line: The belle aurore!
Subject(s): France; Heroism; Hogue, La, Battle Of; Sea; Heroes; Heroines; Ocean


HIGH HEART, by ALINE MURRAY KILMER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea that I watch from my window
Last Line: When you come home.
Alternate Author Name(s): Kilmer, Joyce, Mrs.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


HIGH O'ER THE POOP THE AUDACIOUS SEAS ASPIRE, by WILLIAM FALCONER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea; Storms


HIGH SEAS, by DANIEL GREEN    Poem Source                
First Line: The landlocked farmer says it's just
Last Line: Seduced sailors, who run away from farms
Subject(s): Sea


HIGH TIDE, by FLORA MARION LOUGEE    Poem Text                
First Line: Twilight deepened and one by one
Last Line: Till the frightened tide turned to flee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lougee, F. Marion
Subject(s): Evening; Mountains; Sea; Sunset; Twilight; Hills; Downs (great Britain); Ocean


HIGH TIDE AT MIDNIGHT, by FREDERICK WILLIAM HENRY MYERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No breath is on the glimmering ocean-floor
Last Line: And soul environing of shadowy sea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Myers, Frederic
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


HIGH-TIDE, by JEAN STARR UNTERMEYER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I edged back against the night
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


HIKING TOWARD LAUGHING GULL POINT, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Once I saw a gull catch a bait in midair
Last Line: A hook, the end of the line.
Subject(s): Investments; Sea; Seashore; Stocks; Bonds; Ocean; Beach; Coast; Shore


HILL AND SEA, by LOU MALLORY LUKE    Poem Text                
First Line: Lost in the blue of distant hills
Last Line: Your beauty wrings the heart of me!
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


HIT IT WITH THE BABY', by ANN RUSSELL DARR    Poem Source                
First Line: Rounding a corner in an open ocean
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


HO, FOR LUBBERLAND!, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: There is a ship, we understand
Subject(s): Cockaigne, Land Of; Sea


HOBSON AND HIS MEN, by ROBERT LOVEMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hobson went towards death and hell
Last Line: Hobson and his men.
Subject(s): Hobson, Richmond Pearson (1870-1937); Sea Battles; Spanish-american War (1898); Naval Warfare


HOMAGE TO PHILLIS WHEATLEY, by KEVIN YOUNG    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There are days I can understand
Last Line: At sea which owns no country
Subject(s): Sea; Ships And Shipping; Water


HOME, by HERMAN FORD MARTIN    Poem Text                
First Line: He left his office for the street
Last Line: He turned towards the sea.
Subject(s): Home; Sea; Ocean


HOME-THOUGHTS, FROM THE SEA, by ROBERT BROWNING    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nobly, nobly cape saint vincent to the northwest died away
Last Line: While jove's planet rises yonder, silent over africa.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


HOMERIC HYMN TO NEPTUNE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Neptune, the mighty marine god, I sing
Subject(s): Sea


HOMESICK, by EDWARD BLISS REED    Poem Text                
First Line: Shipwrecked in this grimy town, the worst / luck I have had
Last Line: Oh! Tomorrow I'll be sailing out to sea.
Subject(s): Disasters; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Shipwrecks; Ocean


HOMEWARD BOUND, by ADELAIDE ANNE PROCTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have seen a fiercer tempest
Last Line: With our baby on her breast.
Alternate Author Name(s): Berwick, Mary
Subject(s): Homecoming; Sea Voyages


HOMEWARD BOUND, by D. H. ROGERS    Poem Source                
First Line: They will take us from the moorings
Subject(s): Sea


HOMEWARD BOUND, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She comes, majestic with her swelling sails
Subject(s): Sea


HOMEWARD BOUND, by LEWIS FRANK TOOKER    Poem Source                
First Line: There is no sorrow anywhere
Subject(s): Sea


HOMEWARD BOUND (LANDFALL), by BERTRAM MARTIN ADAMS ADAMS    Poem Source                
First Line: There's the gals at the bar, there's the beer
Subject(s): Sea


HONOUR OF BRISTOL, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Attend you and give ear awhile
Subject(s): Sea


HOPE, by WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We sailed and sailed upon the desert sea
Last Line: Like yonder land. Perhaps -- perhaps -- perhaps!
Alternate Author Name(s): Howells, W. D.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


HORIZONS, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A man whose ships never come home
Last Line: And night -- and stormy circumstance.
Subject(s): Fate; Hearts; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Destiny; Ocean


HORNET, OR VICTORY NUMBER FIVE, by SAMUEL WOODWORTH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Rejoice, rejoice, fredonia's sons rejoice
Last Line: Our tars shall mars protect beneath our stars, %and fredonia's eagle hover o'er the sea
Subject(s): Hornet (ship); Navy - United States; Sea Battles; War Of 1812


HORSENECK BEACH ODALISQUE, by WILLIAM LOGAN    Poem Source                
First Line: Gunmetal blue, then iris blue, then turquoise
Last Line: Sat patiently and watched the sunset come
Subject(s): Blue (color); Sea; Seashore


HOUSE BY THE SEA, by MARJORIE AGOSIN    Poem Source                
First Line: She thinks she can be happy
Last Line: At the driftwood on the sea
Subject(s): Happiness; Sea


HOUSE BY THE SEA, by EUGENIO MONTALE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The journey ends here
Last Line: Already, perhaps, weighs anchor for the eternal
Subject(s): Houses; Sea; Travel


HOW FROM THE EXCAVATING TIDE THEY WIN, by HENRY TAYLOR (1800-1886)    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


HOW LOUDLY MOANS THE UNHAPPY WEST, by HENRY PATMORE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: That soon shall show the east
Subject(s): Sea; Storms


HOW M'GINNIS WENT MISSING, by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Let us cease our idle chatter
Last Line: Going drifting out to sea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Fate; Rivers; Sea; Sleep; Tears; Destiny; Ocean


HOW THE CUMBERLAND WENT DOWN [MARCH 8, 1862], by SILAS WEIR MITCHELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Gray swept the angry waves
Last Line: As the cumberland went down.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Cumberland (ship); Hampton Roads, Virginia; Sea Battles; United States - History; Virginia (ship); Naval Warfare; Merrimac (ship)


HUEVOS MEXICANOS, by MICHAEL GREGORY    Poem Source                
First Line: The full moon gapes onto the beach at nexpa
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


HULL'S VICTORY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Ye true sons of freedom, give ear to my song
Last Line: And now with three cheers ere we sail to the main, %we will greet our brave captain again and again
Subject(s): Navy - United States; Sea Battles; War Of 1812


HUMAN INHERITANCE, SELS., by WILLIAM SHARP                    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Sea


HUMAN PULSE, TIDAL PULL, by KATHY COFFEY    Poem Source                
First Line: The cottage by the shore
Last Line: We fill with mercy as the sea brims with light
Subject(s): Humanity; Sea


HUMAN TRAGEDY, SELS., by ALFRED AUSTIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


HUMPBACKS, by MARY OLIVER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There is, all around us
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Sea Serpents


HUMPBACKS, by MARY OLIVER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There is, all around us
Last Line: Even the great whale, %throbs with song
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


HUMPBACKS, by DAVID RAY    Poem Source                
First Line: We know the humpback sings
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


HYALI, by JAMES ELROY FLECKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Island in blue of summer floating on
Last Line: And like thy rocks shall down through time endure.
Subject(s): Aegean Sea; Greece; Islands; Greeks


HYDROGRAPHIC REPORT, by FRANCES MARY FROST    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Off portland: wind east, visibility eight
Subject(s): Sea; Weather


HYMN OF THE FORESTS, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We are the harps which the winds play
Last Line: While round the circling seasons swing.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Earth; Forests; Sea; Singing & Singers; World; Woods; Ocean


HYMN TO OCEAN, by RICHARD CHENEVIX TRENCH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O cradle, whence the suns ascend
Subject(s): Sea


HYMN TO THE SEA, by PAUL FORT    Poem Text                
First Line: Great sea, too much have fools impugned our empire's might, boast
Last Line: Sky, deposits evermore the infinite salt of stars.
Subject(s): Sea; Ships & Shipping; Ocean


HYMN TO THE SEA, by RICHARD HENRY STODDARD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I saunter by the shore and lose myself
Subject(s): Sea


HYMN TO THE SEA, by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Grant, o regal in bounty, a subtle and delicate largess
Last Line: Man and his greatness survive, lost in the greatness of god.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


I AM A SEA SHELL, by GERTRUDE WEBSTER    Poem Text                
First Line: Put your ear to my lips and listen
Last Line: I am a sea shell.
Subject(s): Life; Sea; Shells; Ocean; Conchology


I AM GRATEFUL, VIOLINS, FOR THIS DAY, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: The blue voice of air
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


I ASK THE WHALE, WHY?, by PHILIP DACEY    Poem Source                
First Line: For my spout is seen for miles
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


I DIDN'T COME TO FORGET, by BRONISLAVA VOLKOVA    Poem Source                
Last Line: Like bells of strange doors
Subject(s): Forgetfulness; Sea; Self


I DO NOT SPRING FROM THE EARTH, by BRONISLAVA VOLKOVA    Poem Source                
Last Line: Into the ears of the seafoam
Subject(s): Prisons And Prisoners; Sea


I HAVE FOUR DOGS TO DECLARE, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Or in other dark places
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


I HAVE LOVED HOURS AT SEA, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


I HAVE NOT KNOWN, by BEULA CHAMBERLAIN    Poem Text                
First Line: I have not known this thing you call the sea
Last Line: I should feel wonder ebb away from me.
Subject(s): Ghosts; Pirates; Sea Gulls; Ships & Shipping; Storms; Supernatural; Water; Piracy; Buccaneers


I HAVE WALKED MANY ROADS, by ANTONIO MACHADO RUIZ    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: They relax below the earth
Alternate Author Name(s): Machado, Antonio; Machado Y Ruiz, Antonio
Subject(s): Sailors And Sailing; Sea Voyages; Travel


I KNOW, by R. J. LANG    Poem Text                
First Line: I know a little hill-locked shore
Last Line: Of god's undreamed infinitude.
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


I LOVE ALL THINGS THAT CLUSTER ROUND THE SEA, by JOHN RICHARD MORELAND    Poem Text                
First Line: I love all things that cluster round the sea:
Last Line: And drop their anchors in the quiet bay.
Subject(s): Anchors; Boats; Disasters; Harbors; Sea; Shipwrecks; Water; Ocean


I LOVE..., by HOPE RIDINGS MILLER    Poem Text                
First Line: Slow drifts of haze that veil the hills
Last Line: And hours that I have spent with you.
Subject(s): Evening; Love; Sea; Sunset; Twilight; Ocean


I MET THE MEXICAN TIHUATIN, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Seized by an endless task
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


I SAW BELOW ME, FR. THE LIFTING OF THE VEIL, by ROBERT WILLIAMS BUCHANAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Maitland, Thomas
Subject(s): Sea


I SAW THREE SHIPS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: As I sat under a sycamore tree
Last Line: On christ's sunday at morn!
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


I SHALL HAVE PEACE AGAIN (WRITTEN AFTER READING 'RIDERS TO THE SEA', by FLORA LOUISE BAILEY    Poem Text                
First Line: Now all are gone. The sea can do no more
Last Line: For all are gone. I shall have peace again.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


I WANT THE HORIZON, by THEODORA BATES COGSWELL    Poem Text                
First Line: That brief hill slope uprears so close!
Last Line: Draw home my heart!
Subject(s): Country Life; Earth; Sea; World; Ocean


I WANT TO KNOW IF YOU COME WITH ME, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: With one provision: that we not understand each other
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


I WILL TELL YOU THAT I LIVED IN A CITY, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Maybe that street died %a natural death
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


I WOULD SAIL UPON THE TROPIC SEAS, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


I'D GIVE YOU MY SEAT IF I WERE HERE, by RON PADGETT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The shadows these flowers are making on each other
Last Line: And you know and you know.
Subject(s): Dreams; Funerals - At Sea; Graves; Nightmares; Burials At Sea; Tombs; Tombstones


I'D LIKE TO BE A LIGHTHOUSE, by RACHEL (LYMAN) FIELD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: With the ships all watching me
Subject(s): Imagination; Lighthouses; Sea


IBIZA 60, by CEES NOOTEBOOM    Poem Source                
First Line: Again we had ourselves locked up
Last Line: Free us from these left-over %lies
Subject(s): Boats; Sea; Sea Voyages; Water


ICEBERGS, by WILLIAM PRESCOTT FOSTER    Poem Source                
First Line: They come again, those monsters of the sea
Subject(s): Icebergs; Sea


ICH STAND AUF HOHEN BERGE', by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: I stood on a mighty mountain
Subject(s): Sea


IDEA OF ORDER AT KEY WEST, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She sang beyond the genius of the sea
Last Line: In ghostlier demarcations, keener sounds
Subject(s): Key West, Florida; Order; Perception; Sea; Singing And Singers


IDEA: 1, by MICHAEL DRAYTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Like an adventurous seafarer am I
Last Line: My tedious travels and oft-varying fate.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


IDOLS, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They made them idols in the elder days
Last Line: Salute the mystery beyond their ken.
Subject(s): God; Idols; South Sea Islands


IF ALL THE SEAS WERE ONE SEA, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
Last Line: What a splish splash that would be!
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


IF EACH DAY FALLS, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: And fish for fallen light %with patience
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Night; Sea


IF I COULD GRASP A WAVE FROM THE GREAT SEA, by JOHN RICHARD MORELAND    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Sea


IF ONE WERE TO KEEP...., by CHARLES VILDRAC    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If one were to keep for many years and days
Last Line: That I would call for death -- with a great cry! . . .
Alternate Author Name(s): Messager, Charle
Subject(s): Autumn; Birds; Death; Kisses; Sea; Seasons; Women; Fall; Dead, The; Ocean


IF SO TOMORROW SAVES, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Heaven overarches earth and sea
Last Line: If so tomorrow saves?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Earth; Graves; Heaven; Sea; World; Tombs; Tombstones; Paradise; Ocean


IMPARTIAL SKIES, by ANNA WHITE HARDINGER    Poem Text                
First Line: You sing a song of arid lands
Last Line: To share the sky's expanse!
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Sea; Ocean


IMPRESSIONS, by BERNICE SMITH HAGMAN    Poem Text                
First Line: Tattered eucalyptus trees
Last Line: Arbutus springs from snowy bed!
Subject(s): Death; Memory; Sailing & Sailors; Sea Gulls; Dead, The; Seamen; Sails


IMPRESSIONS, by RUTH CLAY PRICE    Poem Text                
First Line: The virent salt-marsh tide is high to-night
Last Line: Sh!
Subject(s): Sea; Storms; Tides; Weather; Ocean


IMPRESSIONS: LA MER, by OSCAR WILDE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A white mist drifts across the shrouds
Last Line: Float on the waves like ravelled lace.
Alternate Author Name(s): Finga, O'flahertie Wills
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


IMPRESSIONS: LES SILHOUETTES, by OSCAR WILDE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea is flecked with bars of grey
Last Line: Like silhouettes against the sky.
Alternate Author Name(s): Finga, O'flahertie Wills
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


IMPRINTS, by JORDAN MILLER    Poem Source                
First Line: Once running souls along the beach
Last Line: Beneath the lava burns.
Subject(s): Sea


IN A STORM (ON THE BARK 'PESTALLOZI'), by HARRY HIBBARD KEMP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Upon this great ship's tilted deck
Last Line: O god, where art thou? ... Here am I!
Subject(s): Sea Voyages; Storms


IN ABEYANCE, by DENISE LEVERTOV    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No skilled hands
Subject(s): Sea Voyages; Solitude; Loneliness


IN CADENCED MIRRORS FALL THE SUDDEN NOTES, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Sea


IN CARMEL BAY, by MADGE CLOVER    Poem Text                
First Line: In carmel bay the fleeting day
Last Line: She steps into the night.
Subject(s): Carmel Bay, California; Night; Sea; Bedtime; Ocean


IN DALMATIA, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A brotherhood of bleached, air-scourged peaks
Last Line: Pauses to gaze adown, and, smiling, dives.
Subject(s): Death; Life; Sea; Youth; Dead, The; Ocean


IN DAYS OF YORE, TIS SAID, THE SWIMMING ALDER, by HENRY DAVID THOREAU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Suffice to cross the purling wave and gain the destin'd port?
Subject(s): Trees; Sea


IN EXCELSIS, 1889, by VICTOR GUSTAVE PLARR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh how delectable it is to be
Last Line: More to be magnified, more dread, more sweet.
Subject(s): Bastille (paris); France; Love; Nature; Prisons & Prisoners; Sea; Singing & Singers; Sound; Ocean


IN FRONT BETWEEN THE GAPING HEIGHTS, by COVENTRY KERSEY DIGHTON PATMORE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


IN FULLEST JUNE / A WOMAN ENTERED MY LIFE, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Had entered my house
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


IN GUERNSEY, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The heavenly bay, ringed round with cliffs and moors
Last Line: Beloved and blest.
Subject(s): Guernsey; Night; Roundels; Sea; Seashore; Bedtime; Ocean; Beach; Coast; Shore


IN HAITI: 3. BOY ON THE REEF/INFINITY OF DESIRE, by GREGORY ORR    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Three feet below his belly, the reef's
Last Line: Sea fans, past conchs pink as cunts.
Subject(s): Coral; Desire; Haiti; Sea; Ocean


IN HARBOR, by ARTHUR PETERSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O sea, I praise thy broad expanse
Last Line: Than on thy restless waves, o sea!
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


IN HARBOR, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Surely there, among the great docks, is peace, my mind
Last Line: Yes, it is certainly of the high sea they are talking.
Subject(s): Ships & Shipping; Sea


IN MID-OCEAN, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Across this sea I sail, and do not know
Last Line: The everlasting mystery to explore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Death; Sea Voyages; Dead, The


IN OLD HASTINGS, by VICTOR GUSTAVE PLARR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: An hour ere dawn, when clustered stars are wan
Last Line: Is gathered to the secret of the sea!
Subject(s): Dawn; Hastings, England; Night; Sea; Sunrise; Bedtime; Ocean


IN PRAISE OF GREEK, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come back, o lyric days, and bring
Last Line: That bygone, golden tongue!
Subject(s): Immortality; Love; Night; Praise; Sea; Soul; Bedtime; Ocean


IN SARK, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Abreast and ahead of the sea is a crag's front cloven asunder
Last Line: Abreast and ahead?
Subject(s): Death; Roundels; Sea; Storms; Dead, The; Ocean


IN THE BAY, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Beyond the hollow sunset, ere a star
Last Line: No sunrise and no sunset marks their day.
Subject(s): Evening; Sea; Seashore; Sunset; Twilight; Ocean; Beach; Coast; Shore


IN THE DARK, by GEORGE ARNOLD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All moveless stand the ancient cedar-trees
Last Line: Grant me to see the light!
Subject(s): Night; Sea; Bedtime; Ocean


IN THE DAY OF THE EAST WIND, by ELIZABETH CRAIGMYLE    Poem Source                
First Line: The rocks at my feet are strewn with crimson
Subject(s): Sea


IN THE FOAM, by SIDNEY LANIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Life swelleth in a whitening wave
Last Line: Prattville, alabama, december, 1867.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


IN THE GREAT FLUX, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Two gulls, a gray and a brown, veterans both
Last Line: May fold them from all food and flight forever.
Subject(s): Birds; Death; Gulls; Life; Sea; Dead, The; Seagulls; Ocean


IN THE LAND OF OUR FATHERS, by K. L. SILLMAN    Poem Text                
First Line: Blue are the skies in the land of our fathers
Last Line: Sailing the ocean of blue.
Subject(s): Home; Israel; Jews; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Sea Voyages; Zionism; Judaism; Ocean


IN THE MEDITERRANEAN - GOING TO THE WAR, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lovely wings of gold and green
Last Line: In my heart a newer song.
Subject(s): Mediterranean Sea; World War I; First World War


IN THE OASIS, by GEORGE EDWARD WOODBERRY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It was a paradise of trees
Last Line: Within my mind these memories are.
Subject(s): Islands; Kindness; Oases; Sea Voyages


IN THE OPEN SEA, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


IN THE SEA, by HIRAM RICH    Poem Text                
First Line: The salt wind blows upon my cheek
Last Line: God leads the eternal flow.
Subject(s): Gloucester, Massachusetts; Sea; Ocean


IN THE TRADES, by CICELY FOX SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ho, let her rip - with her royal clew a-quiver
Last Line: In the weed and the coral, far below . . .
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


IN THE WATER, by JOHANNA AMBROSIUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah, not in forest, nor moorlands sun-lighted
Last Line: Oh, lower me down! I shall rest there, I know.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


IN THIS SITUATION, by KURT DRAWERT    Poem Source                
First Line: Saved, it seemed, we were dangling
Last Line: By the moon. Under us a last piece of wood
Subject(s): Sea; Ships And Shipping


INCOMING TIDE, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Grey-glimmering thro' the dusky air
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Sea


INFANTA MARINA, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Her terrace was the sand
Subject(s): Women; Sea; Ocean


INFINITY, by DORA E. BAKER    Poem Text                
First Line: When on pretentious seas I would embark
Last Line: Except the vastness of the starlit sea.
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Travel; Seamen; Sails; Ocean; Journeys; Trips


INISHMAAN, by RENNIE MCQUILKIN    Poem Source                
First Line: Considering millennia of tooth and bone and carapace
Last Line: Nobbled things will translate well, bloom white as brides
Subject(s): Change; Sea; Time


INLAND, by EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: People that build their houses inland
Last Line: One salt taste of the sea once more?
Alternate Author Name(s): Boyd, Nancy; Boissevain, Eugen, Mrs.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


INLAND SEA, by EDMUND CHARLES BLUNDEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here in the moonlit sea
Last Line: Like apprehension's baffling destiny.
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): Japan; Sea; Japanese; Ocean


INSCRIPTIONS FOR THE CALEDONIAN CANAL, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Athwart the island here, from sea to sea
Last Line: Opening a passage through the wilds subdued.
Subject(s): Canals; Earth; Islands; Sea; Travel; World; Ocean; Journeys; Trips


INSIDE THE TURTLE, by STUART JOHN DYBEK    Poem Source                
First Line: My heart once promised
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


INSOUCIANCE IN STORM (ON THE ORE-BOAT 'HOWE'), by HARRY HIBBARD KEMP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Deep in an ore-boat's hold
Last Line: Mid rushing hills of storm!
Subject(s): Sea Voyages; Storms


INSTANT, by RIGAS KAPPATOS    Poem Source                
First Line: Keep your eyes closed, which are covered by the fog
Last Line: You can't see in the foggy aegean sea
Subject(s): Aegean Sea; Fog


INSTRUCTIONS FOR WALKING ON WATER, by JAN LEE ANDE    Poem Source                
First Line: When sitting foot onto the water, keep in mind
Last Line: And you no longer care which way leads up or down
Subject(s): Fishing And Fishermen; Sea; Swimming; Water


INTERPRETED, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lo, eastward o'er the billows white
Last Line: What means, o sea, thy moaning!
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


INTO THE SILENCE (A DEATH IN THE WEST HIGHLANDS), by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ungather'd lie the peats upon the moss
Last Line: "he lies, and waits the lord in darkness grim."
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Death; Sea; Silence; Dead, The; Ocean


INTROSPECTIVE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I wish it were over the terrible pain
Last Line: But I will not groan when I bite the dust.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Pain; Sea; Soul; Suffering; Misery; Ocean


INVOCATION; WRITTEN IN THE GULF OF LYONS DURING A STORM, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Play me a lulling tune, o flute-player of sleep
Last Line: Beyond the last, low, long, oblivious sigh.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Comfort; Lyons, France; Prayer; Sea; Sleep; Storms; Wind; Ocean


IOLAIRE; LINES WRITTEN IN THE NORTH DEA ON BOARD THE S.Y. IOLAIRE, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text                
First Line: This was the land that the norseman plough'd!
Last Line: The phantom hosts of the norsemen glide.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Vikings; Ocean


IRRECONCILIATION, by FRANCES BROWN (20TH CENTURY)    Poem Text                
First Line: Tonight the moon hangs low, low
Last Line: And shelter for us!
Subject(s): Moon; Sea; Stars; Ocean


IS IT THE SEA YOU HEAR IN ME?', by PATRICIA MURPHY    Poem Source                
First Line: In the kitchen
Last Line: I might become the bed
Subject(s): Children; Sea


IS MY LOVER ON THE SEA?, by BRYAN WALLER PROCTER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Cornwall, Barry; Proctor, Bryan Waller
Subject(s): Sea


IS THE SEA THERE? TELL IT TO COME IN, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: I want to know if I exist
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


ISABEL, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text                
First Line: Our columbus, wise and brave
Last Line: All honor to queen isabel!
Subject(s): Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers; October; Sea Voyages; U.s. - History; Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers


ISLAND BORN (1), by HAROLD VINAL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My mother bore me in an island town
Last Line: I wear the sea as others wear a crown!
Variant Title(s): Sea Born
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


ISLAND BORN (2), by HAROLD VINAL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My mother loved the way of ships that go
Last Line: It was not strange an island was my home.
Subject(s): Islands; Sea; Ocean


ISLAND IN LAND, by BOGOMIL GJUZEL    Poem Source                
First Line: Who claims we have no sea?
Last Line: What else could explain why the sea is so unfit to drink?
Subject(s): Islands; Sea


ISLANDMEN, by RONALD STUART THOMAS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: And they come sailing
Last Line: With their detail, these keep to the one %fact of the sea, its pitilessness, its beauty
Alternate Author Name(s): Thomas, R. S.
Subject(s): Sea


ISLANDS, by SHIRLEY KAUFMAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea is calm as a good wife
Last Line: Astonished lovers whispering, %what happens next?
Subject(s): Arabs; Islands; Jerusalem; Jews; Love; Marriage; Middle East - Conflicts; Palestine; Sea


ISLE AFTER ISLE WITH GREY EMPURPLED ROCKS, by CHARLES MACKAY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


ISLE OF PALMS, SELS., by JOHN WILSON (1785-1854)                    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): North, Christopher
Subject(s): Sea


ISOLATE, by PORTIA MARTIN    Poem Text                
First Line: I looked out over the ocean
Last Line: And watched it disappear.
Subject(s): Dreams; Letters; Sea; Nightmares; Ocean


IT APPEARS THAT A DIFFERENT SHIP, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: And the ship does not sail
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


IT HAPPENS, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They knocked on my door on the sixth of august
Last Line: Such a spacious and specific interview
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


IT KNOCKS AT A DOOR OF STONE, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: The wave climbs smoothly over the door %of earth
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


IT RAINS / OVER THE SAND, OVER THE ROOF, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: With transparent time %with tears
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


JACK CREAMER [OCTOBER 25, 1812], by JAMES JEFFREY ROCHE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The boarding nettings are triced for fight
Last Line: And the nation was close to its maker then.
Variant Title(s): Jack Cramer
Subject(s): Decatur, Stephen (1779-1820); Sea Battles; United States (ship); War Of 1812; Naval Warfare


JACK ROBINSON, by THOMAS+(2) HUDSON    Poem Source                
First Line: The perils and dangers of the voyage past
Subject(s): Sea


JACK'S FIDELITY, by CHARLES DIBDIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If ever a sailor was fond of good sport
Alternate Author Name(s): Dibdin, Charles Isaac Mungo; Dibdin, Charles, Jr.
Subject(s): Sea


JEANNE PHYLLIS, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text                
First Line: Fill us full of canned goods
Last Line: And made us holler so?
Subject(s): Boats; Children; Sea; Travel; Childhood; Ocean; Journeys; Trips


JEKYL ISLAND; EBB TIDE, by SILAS WEIR MITCHELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fading light on a lonely beach
Last Line: And frets the silted sand.
Subject(s): Islands; Sea; Seashore; Ocean; Beach; Coast; Shore


JOHN FRANCOIS (CHANTY), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Boney was a warrior
Subject(s): Sea


JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER, by PHOEBE CARY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Great master of the poet's art!
Last Line: Itself a canticle of love!
Subject(s): Life; Love; Poetry & Poets; Sea; Whittier, John Greenleaf (1807-1892); Ocean


JOHN JONES: 3. ON THE SANDS, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There was nothing at all in the case (con
Last Line: Till one night -- 'is god off now? Or on?
Subject(s): Love; Sea; Seashore; Ocean; Beach; Coast; Shore


JOHN JONES: 4. UP THE SPOUT, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hi! Just you drop that! Stop, I say!
Last Line: Of jewry! Just in time!
Subject(s): God; Jews; Sea; Judaism; Ocean


JOHN WINTER, by LAURENCE BINYON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What ails john winter, that so oft
Last Line: Among his mates once more.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


JONAH: STORY OF JONAH, by OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE    Poem Source                
First Line: Jonah rose up to flee unto tarshish from the presence of the lord
Subject(s): Sea


JOTTINGS: THE SEA IS ITSELF, by JAMES OPPENHEIM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea is itself: it does not fear to be calm or stormy
Last Line: Why have I feared to be like the sea -- myself?
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


JOTTINGS: THE SEA WHISPERS, by JAMES OPPENHEIM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea whispers to me of women because I am lonely
Last Line: Now bass of men's voices furious, urgent, and strong.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


JOURNAL OF THE LAGUNA DE SAN IGNACIO, by NATHANIEL TARN    Poem Source                
First Line: Immense architecture building in air
Last Line: Hearing the music of the sirens %thought to be angels...
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


JUBILATE, by GEORGE ARNOLD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Gray distance hid each shining sail
Subject(s): Sea


JUBILEE SONG, by JAMES NORTH    Poem Text                
First Line: All hail to atlantic! This festival 'wakens
Last Line: Move to the strains of the glad jubilee.
Subject(s): Cities; Sea; Urban Life; Ocean


JULIAN, by GEORGE GORDON BYRON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The night came on the waters - all was rest
Last Line: With honest wonder what might next betide.
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Subject(s): Sea


JULY FOURTH BY THE OCEAN, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The continent's a tamed ox, with all its mountains,
Last Line: How it would have feared us
Subject(s): Sea; United States; Ocean; America


JUST AT THE MOONRISE, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sing the rush and roar of the deep-sea breakers
Last Line: Just at the moonrise!
Subject(s): Moon; Sea; Ocean


KEARSARGE, by SILAS WEIR MITCHELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sunday in old england
Last Line: Lords of the lonely deep.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Kearsarge (ship); Sea Battles; U.s. - History; Naval Warfare


KEARSARGE AND ALABAMA, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "it was early sunday morning, in the year of sixty-four"
Last Line: "hoist up the flag, and long may it waive, / god bless america, the home of the brave!"
Subject(s): "alabama (ship);american Civil War;cherbourg, France;kearsarge (ship);sea Battles;u.s. - History;winslow, John Ancrum (1811-1873);" Naval Warfare


KEEP THE FLAG WAVING, JACK!, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Only a boy, but never you mind!
Last Line: God bless our boys!
Subject(s): Boys; Sea Battles; World War I; Naval Warfare; First World War


KEY INTO THE LANGUAGE OF AMERICA: 18. OF THE SEA, by ROSMARIE WALDROP    Poem Source                
First Line: A site of passage, of dreadful to move on, of depth between
Last Line: Beyond displacement %in exchange
Subject(s): Language; Narragansett Indians; Native Americans; Native Americans - History; Rhode Island; Sea; Williams, Roger (1604-1683)


KIARTAN THE ICELANDER: EPILOGUE, by NEWMAN HOWARD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Glitter of seas, green meadows, sun and rain
Last Line: Than bid you die by mine.'
Subject(s): Goddesses And Gods; Love; Mythology; Sea; Time


KING CHARLES' VOYAGE, by JOHANN LUDWIG UHLAND    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: With comrades twelve upon the main
Last Line: Till no more tempest stirred.
Variant Title(s): Charlemagne's Voyage
Subject(s): Charlemagne (742-814); Sea Voyages


KING HERMANDIAZ, by EDWARD ROBERT BULWER-LYTTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Then, standing by the shore, I saw the moon
Last Line: "that said or seemed to say, ""hail, hermandiaz!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Meredith, Owen; Lytton, 1st Earl Of; Lytton, Robert
Subject(s): Arthurian Legend; Sea Voyages; Avalon (legend); Arthur, King


KING RICHARD III, SELS., by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Freedom; Great Britain - History; Mothers; Sea


KISMET, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Into the rock the road is cut full deep
Last Line: Dear hearts, farewell, farewell!'
Subject(s): Children; Earth; Roads; Sea; Childhood; World; Paths; Trails; Ocean


L'ENVOI - LEAVE HER JOHNNY (CHANTY), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: I thought I heard the captain say
Subject(s): Sea


L'ENVOI TO E.W.G., by ANDREW LANG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Each in the self-same field we glean
Last Line: And lighter-hearted than voltaire.
Subject(s): Islands; Sea Voyages; Travel; Journeys; Trips


LA VELIA (THE SEA GULL: PONTINE MARSHES), by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here where the marsh
Last Line: And the tumult of waters.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Rome, Italy; Sea; Sea Gulls; Wind; Ocean


LAND'S END, by WELDON KEES    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: A day all blue and white, and we
Last Line: Two gulls are circling where the woods begin
Subject(s): Sea; Time; Nature; Ocean


LAND'S END (POINT LOBOS, CALIFORNIA), by STANTON ARTHUR COBLENTZ    Poem Source                
First Line: Here rage the furies that ... Shaped the world
Subject(s): Sea


LAND-HORSES AND SEA-HORSES, by GRACE E. TOLLEMACHE    Poem Text                
First Line: The patient horses of the plough
Last Line: The deathless horses of the deep!
Subject(s): Animals; Horses; Sea Horses


LANDFALL, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Landfall at dawn, and madeira rose from the sea
Last Line: And sinking glad to his knees.
Subject(s): Hearts; Landfall; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Ocean


LANDSCAPE IN BLUE AND BRONZE, by PATRICIA FARGNOLI    Poem Source                
First Line: If she had lived my mother would have told me
Last Line: Toward the deepest water, its blue embrace
Subject(s): Caribbean Sea; Death; Landscape; Memory; Mothers; Parents; Water


LANDSCAPES AND SEASCAPES: ON THE SOLENT, by CATHARINE SAVAGE BROSMAN    Poem Source                
First Line: A silken, seamless afternoon, the jacquard
Last Line: And fall into a dark, vertiginous release?
Subject(s): Sea


LAST CARGO, by SILENCE BUCK BELLOWS    Poem Source                
First Line: What are the voices that harass ... Dreaming?
Subject(s): Sea


LAST GLOUCESTERMAN, by GORDON GRANT    Poem Source                
First Line: Hail and farewell! Lo, I am the last
Subject(s): Sea; Ships And Shipping


LAST VOYAGE OF SIR FRANCIS DRAKE, AND SIR JOHN HAWKINS, by CHARLES FITZ-GEFFREY    Poem Source                
First Line: Whenas a royal fleet, with joyful minds
Subject(s): Drake, Sir Francis (1540-1596); Hawkins, Sir John (1532-1595); Sea


LAUGH OF A SAILOR, by LILLIAN S. RING    Poem Text                
First Line: The dimpled waves of the ocean
Last Line: But never a thought of me!
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Ocean


LAURIE'S HOUSE, by JAMEY DUNHAM    Poem Source                
First Line: The sea otter strokes its beard and flies in through
Last Line: The seven years that followed were the happiest of her life
Subject(s): Animals; Houses; Sea


LAY OF THE LAND, by CLARENCE MAJOR    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Out behind the house land and sea
Last Line: As we lean homeward
Subject(s): Home; Sea Voyages


LAZINESS, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I never worked on sunday
Last Line: The chest of my dreams
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


LE RAPPROCHEMENT, by MARCUS S. C. RICKARDS    Poem Text                
First Line: Sweet! I linger, but for thee
Last Line: Pledge us a bright morrow's meeting.
Subject(s): Love; Sea; Sleep; Sun; Ocean


LEADSMAN'S SONG (CHANTY), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: The for england, when with favouring gale
Subject(s): Sea


LEAPING DOLPHINS, by FRANCESC PARCERISAS    Poem Source                
First Line: Dolphins leaping at prows in tagomago's
Last Line: Of men's rare happiness
Subject(s): Dolphins; Marine Animals; Sea


LEAVING FOREVER, by DENISE LEVERTOV    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He says the waves in the ship's wake
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


LEAVING THE HARBOR, by LOUIS UNTERMEYER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At last the great, red sun sank low
Last Line: Lay on the shore of heaven.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lewis, Michael
Subject(s): Harbors; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Storms; Wind; Ocean


LEAVING THE LAND, by PAUL CLAUDEL    Poem Source                
First Line: The sea has come to seek us
Last Line: Your tragedies and your ostentations
Subject(s): Sea; Thought


LEO, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I made a journey o'er the sea
Last Line: That we shall meet again?
Subject(s): Death; Past; Sea; Silence; Travel; Dead, The; Ocean; Journeys; Trips


LEPANTO, by GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: White founts falling in the courts of the sun
Last Line: (but don john of austria rides home from the crusade.)
Alternate Author Name(s): Chesterton, G. K.
Subject(s): Crusades; John Of Austria (1629-1679); Lepanto, Battle Of; Sea; Don Juan The Younger; Ocean


LERICI, by THOMSON WILLIAM GUNN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Shelley was drowned near here. Arms at his side
Last Line: Squandering with so little left to spend
Alternate Author Name(s): Gunn, Thom
Subject(s): Sea


LES CASQUETS, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From the depth of the waters that lighten and darken
Last Line: The love of the heart of the sea.
Subject(s): Death; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Dead, The; Ocean


LESS SECURITY AT SEA THAN ON SHORE; AN IDYLLIUM, by MOSCHUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When seas are calm, tost by no angry wind
Last Line: Whose purling noise with pleasure charms the ear.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


LESSER EPISTLES: A PANEGYRICAL TO MR. THOMAS SNOW, by JOHN GAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Disdain not, snow, my humble verse to hear
Last Line: "there, take my tally of ten thousand pound."
Subject(s): Capitalists & Financiers; South Sea Bubble (financial Scandal)


LETTER TO NORA DECIE, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My dear nora
Last Line: Way round cape matapan & so to the piraeus as fast as we can
Subject(s): Guests; Sea Voyages; Tourists; Travel


LEVIATHAN, by JOHN FREEMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Leviathanic natures, / huge-browed, vast-spined
Last Line: Of time and night.
Subject(s): Death; Sea; Skulls; Dead, The; Ocean


LEVIATHAN, by LEWIS PUTNAM TURCO    Poem Source                
First Line: Morning touches the waves and breaks
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


LIE STILL, SLEEP BECALMED, by DYLAN THOMAS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lie still, sleep becalmed, sufferer with the wound
Subject(s): Sea; Death; Conduct Of Life; Ocean; Dead, The


LIFE, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All in the dark we grope along
Last Line: Which led us to the light.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Life; Sea; Soul; Stars; Universe; Ocean


LIFE AND DEATH OF JASON, SELS., by WILLIAM MORRIS (1834-1896)                    Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


LIFE ON THE LAKES: REQUIEM, by ELIZABETH SEWELL HILL    Poem Text                
First Line: There's a far wet way to the journey's end
Last Line: Where the headboards show—sleep well, my friend!
Subject(s): Sea Voyages; Storms


LIGHT AND SHADE, by EDMOND GORE ALEXANDER HOLMES    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Too deeply blue! Too beautiful! Too bright!
Subject(s): Sea


LIGHT LOVER, by ALINE MURRAY KILMER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Why don't you go back to the sea, my dear?
Last Line: Oh, I think you had better go back to the sea!
Alternate Author Name(s): Kilmer, Joyce, Mrs.
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Masefield, John (1878-1967); Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Women's Rights; Male-female Relations; Seamen; Sails; Ocean; Feminism


LIGHTNING, by HELEN FIELD WATSON    Poem Text                
First Line: Mad thunder is a seamstress
Last Line: But her knot of gold, the sun.
Subject(s): Lightning; Sea; Sky; Sun; Thunder; Lightning Rods; Ocean


LIGHTNING SPREADS OUT ACROSS THE WATER, by PATRICIA FARGNOLI    Poem Source                
First Line: It was already too late %when the swimmers began
Last Line: The vacant imponderable sky
Subject(s): Accidents; Death; Lightning; Nature; Sea; Swimming


LIKE ONE VAST SAPPHIRE FLASHING LIGHT, by GERALD MASSEY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Bandiera
Subject(s): Sea


LIKE THE DANCE OF THE DOLPHIN IN THE OCEAN, by LOURDES ESPINOLA    Poem Source                
First Line: If I could appear
Last Line: Like the dance of the dolphin in the ocean
Subject(s): Dolphins; Sea


LINES, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source                
First Line: As the atlantic withdraws
Last Line: As the lines on maggie daly's face.
Subject(s): Sea; Seashore; Wrinkles


LINES FOR H.F. BROWN, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Yes, I remember, and still remember wailing
Last Line: I in my lesiure made the present verse.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Brown, Horatio Forbes (1854-1926); Sea Voyages


LINES FROM THE SEA; TO D'ANNUZIO: JANUARY 1921, by ROBERT MALISE BOWYER NICHOLS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Loudens the sea-wind, downward plunge the bows
Last Line: That, when my hour strikes, I, as he, may dare!
Subject(s): Adriatic Sea; D'annunzio, Gabriele (1863-1938)


LINES ON THE SEA, by DILYS BENNETT LAING    Poem Source                
First Line: The sky's lip and the sea's lip shut in peace
Last Line: And even the little vertical of man %is blocked out solid in a capital I
Subject(s): Sea


LINES ON THE VIEW FROM ST. LEONARDS, by THOMAS CAMPBELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hail to thy face and odors, glorious sea
Last Line: Shall sing thy glory, beatific sea.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


LINES WRITTEN IN A LONELY BURIAL GROUNDS ON NORTHEN COAST OF HIGHLANDS, by JOHN WILSON (1785-1854)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How mournfully this burial-ground
Last Line: Down -- down a thousand fathoms deep
Alternate Author Name(s): North, Christopher
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Sea; Graveyards; Ocean


LISCANNOR BAY, by EDMOND GORE ALEXANDER HOLMES    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Two walls of precipices black and steep
Subject(s): Sea


LITTLE BILLEE, by WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There were three sailors of bristol city
Last Line: The captain of a seventy-three.
Variant Title(s): The Three Sailors
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


LITTLE BOAT, by KATHY HENDERSON    Poem Source                
First Line: Down by the shore
Last Line: At the edge of the sea %singing
Subject(s): Sailors And Sailing; Sea; Seashore


LITTLE THINGS, by POLLY CHASE    Poem Text                
First Line: There is space in mountains
Last Line: Very brief.
Subject(s): Mountains; Poetry & Poets; Sea; Hills; Downs (great Britain); Ocean


LIVERPOOL GIRLS, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: When I was youngster I sailed with the rest
Subject(s): Sea


LONELY HARBOR, by HELEN EVELYN WILLIAMS    Poem Text                
First Line: We used to walk the wave-washed shore
Last Line: Is always there for me!
Subject(s): Harbors; Sea; Waves; Ocean


LONELY MARGIN OF THE SEA, by CHARLES MACKAY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


LONG AGO, ON A JOURNEY, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Was that which was being born
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


LONG LITHE WAVE / NOW WHITE FRINGED, by ALFRED AUSTIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


LONG TIME AGO (CHANTY), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: A long, long time, and a long time ago
Subject(s): Sea


LONG TIME I LAY IN LITTLE EASE, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Tower, turret, and embrasure
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Mediterranean Sea


LONG TRIP, by JAMES LANGSTON HUGHES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea is a wilderness of waves
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Langston
Subject(s): African Americans; Sea; Negroes; American Blacks; Ocean


LONG TRIP, by JAMES LANGSTON HUGHES    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea is a wilderness of waves
Last Line: The sea is a desert of waves, %a wilderness of water
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Langston
Subject(s): African Americans; Sea


LONGFELLOW, by CHRISTOPHER PEARSE CRANCH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Across the sea the swift sad message darts
Last Line: Of aspiration human and divine.
Subject(s): Death; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882); Poetry & Poets; Sea; Spring; Dead, The; Ocean


LONGING, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O would I were the cool wind that's blowing from the sea
Last Line: The grey silence, the grey waves, the grey wastes of the sea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Longing; Love; Sea; Solitude; Wind; Ocean; Loneliness


LOOKOUT, by WILLIAM COLLINS (1721-1759)    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Low lies the land upon the sea
Subject(s): Sea


LOOP HEAD, by EDMOND GORE ALEXANDER HOLMES    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A sheer surf-beaten island fronts the shore
Subject(s): Sea


LORD ARNALDOS, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: The strangest of adventures
Last Line: Who sail away with me
Subject(s): Adventure And Adventurers; Sailors And Sailing; Sea


LORD EXMOUTH'S VICTORY AT ALGIERS, 1816, by JOHN GARDINER CALKINS BRAINARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun looked bright upon the morning tide
Last Line: In glorious victory.
Subject(s): Navy - Great Britain; Pellew, Edward. 1st Viscount Exmouth; Sea Battles; English Navy; Naval Warfare


LORD I AM HERE. - BUT, CHILD, I LOOK FOR THEE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: I bring thee to the haven where thou wouldst be
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Sea; God; Seeking; Salvation


LOSS, by HILDA DOOLITTLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea called / you faced the estuary
Last Line: The gods wanted you back.
Alternate Author Name(s): H. D.; Aldington, Richard, Mrs.
Subject(s): Bible; Sea; Ocean


LOSS AND WASTE, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Up to far osteroe and suderoe
Last Line: To see the lost things found, and waste things used.
Subject(s): Cities; Life; Loss; Sea; Urban Life; Ocean


LOST ABOARD U.S.S. 'GROWLER'; IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM HICKEY, 1944, by CHARLES OLSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Black at that depth
Variant Title(s): Pacific Lament
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea Battles; World War Ii; Naval Warfare; Second World War


LOST ABOARD U.S.S. 'GROWLER'; IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM HICKEY, 1944, by CHARLES OLSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Black at that depth
Last Line: Toss no morem sib %sleep
Variant Title(s): Pacific Lamen
Subject(s): Sailors And Sailing; Sea Battles; World War Ii


LOST EXPEDITION, by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lift - lift, ye mists, from off the ... Coast
Subject(s): Sea


LOST LETTERS: 3, by ELEONORE SCHONMAIER    Poem Source                
First Line: Already it is cool enough
Last Line: The whistling buoy that warns %when rocks are near
Subject(s): Letters; Sea; Travel


LOST SHIPS, by THOMAS HORNSBY FERRIL    Poem Source                
First Line: Where have you hidden them?' I asked the sea
Subject(s): Sea


LOUIS ANTOINE DE BOUGAINVILLE, WHO CIRCUMNAVIGATED THE GLOBE (1766-, by MARIE HARRIS    Poem Source                
Last Line: At docks?
Subject(s): Adventure And Adventurers; Boats; Explorers; Navigation; Sea Voyages; Travel


LOVE AND DEATH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Our bark's on the water; come down, come down
Last Line: In the sea they have found a common grave.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Love; Sea; Dead, The; Ocean


LOVE AT SEA, by THEOPHILE GAUTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We are in love's land today
Last Line: Imitated from theophile gautier.
Alternate Author Name(s): Theo, Le Bon
Subject(s): Love; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Wind; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


LOVE EPHEMERAL, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Love is sweet, and so are flowers
Last Line: Love endures but for a day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flowers; Love; Sea; Ocean


LOVE'S ARROW POISONED, by THOMAS LOVELL BEDDOES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come lift your head from that sad pillow, lady
Last Line: Was folded in a pannier.
Subject(s): Betrayal; Brothers; Love; Murder; Parents; Poisons & Poisoning; Punishment; Revenge; Sea; Sisters; Suicide; Half-brothers; Parenthood; Ocean


LOVE'S VOYAGE, by CHRISTOPHER PEARSE CRANCH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As once I sat upon the shore
Last Line: Year after year renews the lover's lease of life.
Subject(s): Boats; Life; Love; Sea; Travel; Ocean; Journeys; Trips


LOW TIDE, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The birds are gathering over the dunes
Last Line: Why did you bring me down to the sea?
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Sea; Tides; Ocean


LOW TIDE A.M., by JOHN WILLSON    Poem Source                
First Line: An ancient octopus, blasted
Last Line: And consign last night to sea water
Subject(s): Sea Monsters; Tides


LOW TIDE AT ST. ANDREWS (NEW BRUNSWICK), by EMILY PAULINE JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The long red flats stretch open to the sky
Last Line: The silence of the sands when tides are low.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tekahionwake
Subject(s): Sea; Summer; Ocean


LOW-MOON LAND, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I often look when the moon is low
Last Line: For a longing is on me that will not go.
Subject(s): Landscape; Longing; Moon; Sea; Ocean


LOWLANDS (1) (CHANTY), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: I dreamt a dream the other night
Subject(s): Sea


LOWLANDS LOW, by KENNETH LESLIE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What can be better than to let the screen of years
Last Line: Remembering.
Subject(s): Boys; Death - Children; Past; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Death - Babies; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


LUTHER BENSON; AFTER READING HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Poor victim of that vulture curse
Last Line: And praise to him who gave release.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Galilee, Palestine; Peace; Sea; Self-criticism; Youth; Ocean


LUX IN TENEBRIS, by JOSEPH KLING    Poem Text                
First Line: It was night
Last Line: Asail on a blue-black sky. ...
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


LYRIC, by KATHLEEN JESSIE RAINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Low laughter of light
Last Line: That spans the sky.
Subject(s): Memory; Sea; Time; Ocean


LYRICAL INTERLUDE: 47, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet love, in fond converse together
Last Line: We mournfully floated along.
Subject(s): Love; Night; Sea; Bedtime; Ocean


LYRICS OF LOVE AND SORROW: 3, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea speaks to me of you
Last Line: Voicing my grief.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


MAGNETIC MOUNTAIN: 1, by CECIL DAY LEWIS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now to be with you, elate, unshared
Last Line: Oh hasten hither my kestrel joy!
Alternate Author Name(s): Blake, Nicolas
Subject(s): Sea


MAID OF AMSTERDAM (CHANTY), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: In amsterdam dwelt a maid
Subject(s): Sea


MAIN-SHEET SONG, by THOMAS FLEMING DAY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Rushing along on a narrow reach
Subject(s): Sea


MAKING LAND, by THOMAS FLEMING DAY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The fore-royal furled, I pause and I stand
Subject(s): Sea


MAKING PORT, by JAMES THOMPSON MCKAY    Poem Source                
First Line: All day long till the west was red
Subject(s): Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts; Sea


MAMMALS, by ERNEST KROLL    Poem Source                
First Line: The sailor, shipwrecked, treading
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


MAMMALS, by LINDA MCCARRISTON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Whales are mourning
Last Line: In his pen of air - from whom %the wind whips such noises
Subject(s): Environment; Mourning; Sea Monsters; Whales


MAN, by CORDELIA SIPPER    Poem Source                
First Line: Through the waves
Last Line: We mustn't forget about that cloud
Subject(s): Clouds; Death; Sea


MAN AND NATURE, by ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A sad man on a summer day
Last Line: Who can be bright without the sun.'
Subject(s): Earth; Clouds; Mankind; Birds; Sea; World; Human Race; Ocean


MAN CURSING THE SEA, by MIROSLAV HOLUB    Poem Source                
First Line: Someone %just climbed to the top of the cliffs
Last Line: There you go, water, he said, %and went his way
Subject(s): Sea


MAN CURSING THE SEA, by MIROSLAV HOLUB    Poem Source                
First Line: Someone %just climbed to the top of the cliff
Last Line: And went his way
Subject(s): Sea


MAN IN BLACK, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where the three magenta
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


MANHATTAN, 1609, by EDWIN MARKHAM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where now the bells of trinity are heard
Last Line: Up went the flag of holland like a flame!
Subject(s): New York City; Sea Voyages; Tourists; United States - History; United States - Immigration & Emigtration; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


MARCH MAGIC, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Once more the fickle birds return
Last Line: A magic wisp of moon.
Subject(s): Birds; Magic; March (month); Sea; Ocean


MARCO POLO, by MARVIN BELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He was heroic, fugitive, in love with the machinery
Last Line: Devoured by the oriental machinery of the silkworm
Subject(s): Explorers; Insects; Money; Polo, Marco (1254-1324); Sea; Skeletons; Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers; Bugs; Ocean


MARE AMORIS, by GAMALIEL BRADFORD    Poem Text                
First Line: If your ecstasies implore
Last Line: Where I enter I destroy.
Subject(s): Sea; Togetherness; Ocean


MARE MEDITERRANEAN, by JOHN NICHOL    Poem Text                
First Line: A line of light! It is the inland sea
Last Line: Of glory to the brave!
Subject(s): Mediterranean Sea


MARGARET BENEATH THE WAVES, by AUGUSTA DAVIES WEBSTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I do not weep at night, for then in dreams
Last Line: And let me sleep with her the last sleep of the blest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Home, Cecil; Webster, Mrs. Julia Augusta
Subject(s): Death; Sea; Dead, The; Ocean


MARGUERITE DE ROBERVAL, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O the long days and nights! The days that bring
Last Line: With early flowers clustering here and there!
Subject(s): Adventure And Adventurers; France; Love Affairs; Poetry & Poets; Sea Voyages


MARINA, by THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What seas what shores what grey rocks and what islands
Alternate Author Name(s): Eliot, T. S.
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters; Sea; Ocean


MARINA, by THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What seas what shores what grey rocks and what islands
Last Line: And woodthrush calling through the fog %my daughter
Alternate Author Name(s): Eliot, T. S.
Subject(s): Fathers And Daughters; Sea


MARINE, by ARTHUR RIMBAUD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The chariots of silver and copper
Last Line: Whose angle is struck by the whirlwinds of light.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


MARINE, by AMY REQUA RUSSELL    Poem Text                
First Line: You would have been as quiet as this sea
Last Line: Nothing but ocean and the empty sky.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


MARINE, by WILLIAM JAY SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A boat is cutting into the sea
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


MARITIME ODE, SELS., by FERNANDO ANTONIO NOGUEIRA PESSOA    Poem Source                
First Line: Ah, pirates, pirates, pirates!
Last Line: O my masters, o my masters!
Subject(s): Pirates; Sea


MARSH MUSIC, by KENNETH SLADE ALLING    Poem Text                
First Line: A thread of sea is sewn in the green land
Last Line: Of the sea's sound -- attenuated clang.
Subject(s): Blackbirds; Sea; Swamps; Ocean; Bogs; Fens; Marshes


MARVEL, by KEITH CASTELLAINE DOUGLAS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A baron of the sea, the great tropic
Last Line: With the power of the sea %writing her name and a marvel too
Subject(s): Sea


MARY'S LAMENT, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "my heart it will break, my eyes they will weep"
Last Line: For unbroken and still is the sleep on his head
Subject(s): Hearts;lament;love;sea;soul; Ocean


MAXIMUS, LETTER 2, by CHARLES OLSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: . . . . . Tell you? Ha! Who
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Work; Workers; Ocean


MAXIMUS, TO HIMSELF, by CHARLES OLSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have had to learn the simplest things
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


MAXIMUS, TO HIMSELF, by CHARLES OLSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have had to learn the simplest things
Last Line: Stretching out %from my feet
Subject(s): Sea


MAY JANET, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Stand up, stand up, thou may janet
Last Line: And a gold flag overhead.
Subject(s): Marriage; Sea; War; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Ocean


MAY-DAY AT SEA, by JOHN F. FINERTY    Poem Source                
First Line: How do you know that may has come
Subject(s): Sea


MAYDENS OF LONDON'S BRAVE ADVENTURES, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Come all you very merry london girls, that are disposed to travel
Subject(s): Sea


MAYO, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There's a wide sea flowing and a deep river going
Last Line: Over your shining plains, mayo.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Ireland; Mayo (county), Ireland; Sea; Travel; Irish; Ocean; Journeys; Trips


MEASURE, by MYUNG MI KIM    Poem Source                
First Line: Motion on the seas
Last Line: Signets to authencity and foremost authority
Subject(s): Sailors And Sailing; Sea Voyages; Ships And Shipping; Travel


MEDITERRANEAN, by THOMAS MCGRATH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I passed you many times as I went down the cliff walk
Last Line: May be: best thing: endure: face front: get back on the line
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Greece; Islands; Italy; Mediterranean Sea; Greeks; Italians


MEDITERRANEAN, by EUGENIO MONTALE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A whirlwind's vortex
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


MEDITERRANEAN, by JOHN ORLEY ALLEN TATE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where we went in the boat was a long bay
Last Line: Rot on the vine: in that land were we born
Alternate Author Name(s): Tate, Allen
Subject(s): Mediterranean Sea


MEDITERRANEAN, by RONALD STUART THOMAS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The water is the same
Last Line: The ilex is like trying to translate %a poem into another language
Alternate Author Name(s): Thomas, R. S.
Subject(s): Mediterranean Sea


MEDITERRANEAN SUNS!, by KENNETH KOCH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Of these resorts? %just climb down
Subject(s): Mediterranean Sea; Sun


MEDITERRANEAN: 6, by MURIEL RUKEYSER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea produced that town: sete, which the boat turns to
Subject(s): Sea


MEETING AT NIGHT, by ROBERT BROWNING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The gray sea and the long black land
Last Line: Than the two hearts, beating each to each.
Variant Title(s): Meeting;night And Morning
Subject(s): Innocence; Love; Night; Sea; Seashore; Bedtime; Ocean; Beach; Coast; Shore


MEETING OF THE SHIPS, by THOMAS MOORE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When, o'er the silent seas alone
Alternate Author Name(s): Little, Thomas
Subject(s): Sea


MEG BLANE, SELS., by ROBERT WILLIAMS BUCHANAN                    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Maitland, Thomas
Subject(s): Sea


MEMORABILIA, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A million years ago and men were not
Last Line: As on the night I walked alone by the sea's edge.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Night; Sea; Time; Dead, The; Bedtime; Ocean


MEMORIES, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As his yarn a seaman spins
Last Line: O'er time's sea of songs and sins.
Subject(s): Eyes; Life; Memory; Past; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Time; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


MEMORY, by JOHN HENRY NEWMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My home is now a thousand miles away
Last Line: Lord, in that strait, the judge! Remember me!
Subject(s): Faith; Sea Voyages; Belief; Creed


MEMORY, by MARCUS S. C. RICKARDS    Poem Text                
First Line: There are who deem that virtue's prize
Last Line: What can ye do but weep?
Subject(s): Death; Memory; Sea; Time; Dead, The; Ocean


MERMAID, by CICELY FOX SMITH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On friday morn as we set sail
Subject(s): Sea


MERMAID AS SHE REALLY IS, by ELIZABETH ZELVIN    Poem Source                
Last Line: She hails it blowing a derisive raspberry %on a shell-pink conch
Subject(s): Mermaids And Mermen; Psychoanalysis; Relationships; Sea; Women


MERMAN ROSMER, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: There dwells a lady in denmark
Subject(s): Sea


MESSMATES, by HENRY JOHN NEWBOLT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He gave us all a goodbye cheerily
Last Line: When the great ships go by.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


MEVILLE, AMERICA, by ARTUR LUNDKVIST    Poem Source                
First Line: He had spent his youth at sea, had read
Last Line: And distances were annihilated by fire that exploded in captivity
Subject(s): Disasters; Sailors And Sailing; Sea; Shipwrecks


MIAMI: 2.CALLE OCHO, by PABLO MEDINA    Poem Source                
First Line: Because the ebb and flow
Last Line: Riding the edge of the sea
Subject(s): Cuba; Exiles; Love; Sea Voyages; Tourists; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


MICHAEL OAKTREE, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Under an arch of glorious leaves I passed
Last Line: The sacrament and sabbath of the sea.
Subject(s): Death; God; Hearts; Night; Sea; Dead, The; Bedtime; Ocean


MID-OCEAN, by WILLIAM ROSE BENET    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Leaning on the rail, looking at the lead
Last Line: Atom in the void, on the western sea!
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Steamboats; Travel; Water; Seamen; Sails; Ocean; Journeys; Trips


MID-OCEAN IN WAR TIME, by ALFRED JOYCE KILMER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The fragile splendour of the level sea
Alternate Author Name(s): Kilmer, Joyce
Subject(s): Sea


MIDDLE OF THE WORLD, by DAVID HERBERT LAWRENCE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This sea will never die, neither will it ever grow old
Alternate Author Name(s): Lawrence, D. H.
Subject(s): Mediterranean Sea


MIDDLE OF THE WORLD, by DAVID HERBERT LAWRENCE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This sea will never die, neither will it ever grow old
Last Line: And dionysos, young, and a stranger %leans listening on the gate, in all respect
Alternate Author Name(s): Lawrence, D. H.
Subject(s): Mediterranean Sea


MIDNIGHT AT SEA, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Through the deep stillness of the awful night
Last Line: "may cry of ""all is well"" our midnight cheer!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


MIDSHIPMAN, by WILLIAM FALCONER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Aid me, kind muse, so whimsical a theme
Subject(s): Navy - Great Britain; Sea


MIDSUMMER DAWN AT SEA, by JOHN GOULD FLETCHER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The ship glides steadily on
Last Line: Open, to close no more.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


MIDSUMMER NIGHT, by WILBUR UNDERWOOD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All night I could not sleep for swift desire and longing
Last Line: And dreaming thus, at last I drank -- and sleep came with the dawn.
Subject(s): Night; Sea; Sleep; Soul; Summer; Bedtime; Ocean


MIGHTY SEA! CAMELEON-LIKE THOU CHANGEST, by THOMAS CAMPBELL    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


MIRACULOUS SHIP, by DELMIRA AGUSTINI    Poem Source                
First Line: Provision a ship for me like a great idea
Last Line: Will be bear?...Already living and dreaming make me die
Subject(s): Sea; Ships And Shipping


MITSRAYIM, by ECE AYHAN    Poem Source                
First Line: A country of the sultan of jinns where he secretly escaped
Last Line: Mitsrayim. Forty days. He has grown his hair. He likes his loneliness
Subject(s): Exiles; Sea Voyages; Travel


MMMMMM, by DONALD FINKEL    Poem Source                
First Line: All night the lady tosses in her sodden sheets
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


MO BRON! (A SONG ON THE WIND), by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O come across the grey wild seas
Last Line: To-day and to-morrow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Birds; Hearts; Pain; Peace; Sea; Singing & Singers; Swans; Suffering; Misery; Ocean


MOMENTS, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, there are moments in our life
Last Line: When such a moment came to me!
Subject(s): God; Life; Praise; Reason; Sea; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals; Ocean


MONHEGAN GULLS, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The gulls on monhegan
Last Line: To my remembering heart.
Subject(s): Birds; Flight; Gulls; Sea; Sky; Flying; Seagulls; Ocean


MONOCHROME, by LOUISE IMOGEN GUINEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Shut fast again in beauty's sheath
Last Line: And self begin to be.
Subject(s): Beauty; Mankind; Sea; Human Race; Ocean


MONTAUK BEACH, WINTER FOR M.R., by APRIL DENONNO    Poem Source                
First Line: Inside the rented bungalow the floors collect sand
Last Line: And sinks the water closing like a dream
Subject(s): Dreams; Sea; Seashore; Water


MOOD, by THEODORE ANTHONY STANFORD    Poem Text                
First Line: To dream - and so to watch the wan moon glimmer
Last Line: But only waste and molten sky and pain!
Subject(s): Dreams; Insanity; Moon; Sea; Nightmares; Madness; Mental Illness; Ocean


MOON ON THE SEA, by MARIE DE REGNIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where the dim twilight dreams
Last Line: Pale moon!
Alternate Author Name(s): D'houville, Gerard; Heredia, Marie De
Subject(s): Evening; Moon; Sea; Sunset; Twilight; Ocean


MOONLIGHT AT SEA, by GERTRUDE M. JOHNSON    Poem Text                
First Line: I linger on the deck and watch the moon
Last Line: Trace out her golden glory on the sea.
Subject(s): Moon; Sea; Ocean


MOONLIGHT NIGHT: CARMEL, by JAMES LANGSTON HUGHES    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tonight the waves march
Last Line: And beating the land's %edge into a swoon
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Langston
Subject(s): African Americans; Sea; Seashore


MOONRISE AT SEA, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The long slow swell of the still sea
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Sea


MOONRISE FROM IONA, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here, where in dim forgotten days
Last Line: The bat flies and the owl doth brood.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Moon; Sea; Wind; Ocean


MORNING, by WILLIAM EDGAR STAFFORD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From high tide in the night a dead
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


MORNING SEA, by CHARLES A. FOX    Poem Source                
First Line: Cradled in sapphire mist, morn's sunlit deep
Subject(s): Sea


MOTEL VIEW, by DONALD REVELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It is conceivable in fact that waves
Subject(s): Sea; Weather; Cape Ann, Massachusetts; Ocean


MOUNTAIN WIND, by GERTRUDE B. GUNDERSON    Poem Text                
First Line: Watchful, in a canyon resting
Last Line: Hurtling to the sea.
Subject(s): Sea Monsters; Storms; Wind; Sea Serpents


MOUNTAIN-BORN, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How hast thou, little spring
Last Line: "again I nightly rise."
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


MOURNING, by JEANNE VOEGE    Poem Source                
First Line: In cold morning wind we stand on shore
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


MOUTHFUL OF BOAT, by LAURIE ANN BLAUNER    Poem Source                
First Line: True believers take time on its own terms
Last Line: Trees waving like all the little gods
Subject(s): Sea; Time


MR. MERRY'S LAMENT FOR LONG TOM, by JOHN GARDINER CALKINS BRAINARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy cruise is over now
Last Line: Poor tom.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


MUGFORD'S VICTORY, by JOHN WHITE CHADWICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Our mother, the pride of us all
Last Line: And who brought him, though dead, to his own!
Subject(s): American Revolution; Mugford, James; Navy - United States; Sea Battles; American Navy; Naval Warfare


MURIAS, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the sunken city of murias
Last Line: In the city of murias.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Aging; Cities; Love; Sea; Youth; Urban Life; Ocean


MY FOUNTAIN, by LUIS GONZAGA ORTIZ    Poem Source                
First Line: Hard by the cottage, innocent and free
Last Line: My humble, sweet and murmurous fount, of thee!
Subject(s): Fountains; Sea; Water


MY GRAVE, by ELIZA COOK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet is the ocean grave, under the azure wave
Last Line: There be the sleeping-place chosen by me.
Subject(s): Graves; Sea; Tombs; Tombstones; Ocean


MY GRIEF ON THE SEA, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
Last Line: His mouth to my mouth
Subject(s): Grief;sea;sea Voyages; Sorrow;sadness;ocean


MY LOST YOUTH, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: Often I think of the beautiful town
Last Line: "and the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts."
Variant Title(s): Sea Memories;lost Youth
Subject(s): Children; Memory; Portland, Maine; Sea; Youth; Childhood; Ocean


MY MARY ANN, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Fare you well my own mary ann
Last Line: In angel form to my mary ann
Subject(s): Farewell;love;sea;ships & Shipping; Parting;ocean


MY MOUSE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A venus seems my mouse
Last Line: Keep house.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Memory; Mice; Sea; Ocean


MY NAME WAS REYES, CATRILEO, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Because I come from below %from the earth
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


MY OWN, by SYLVIA BING    Poem Text                
First Line: Acrid fragrance of salt in the night air -
Last Line: And the waves against the shore are droning -- droning --
Subject(s): Dreams; Sea; Nightmares; Ocean


MY RIVER RUNS TO THEE, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Say sea take me!
Subject(s): Rivers; Sea


MY SISTERS, THE OYSTERS, by MARCIA SOUTHWICK    Poem Source                
First Line: I feel like the striped pacific bonito that can't stop swimming
Last Line: Cantilevered into the cliffs of monterey
Subject(s): California; Cities; Oysters; Pacific Ocean; Sea


MYSTERIES, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bound to the earth in its headlong flight
Last Line: What does it mean to live and die?
Subject(s): Death; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Soul; Dead, The; Ocean


MYTHISTOREMA: 12. BOTTLE IN THE SEA, by GEORGE SEFERIS    Poem Source                
First Line: Three rocks, a few burnt pines, a lone chapel
Last Line: We put to sea again with our broken oars
Subject(s): Sea


NAMES, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O, eduvigis, you have such a beautiful
Last Line: Like a burning green ember %hidden in time
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


NAMES OF HISTORY, by AL MAGINNES    Poem Source                
First Line: When the first speared masts stabbed
Last Line: Into the wide blank spill of ocean
Subject(s): History; Sea


NARROW SEA, by ROBERT RANKE GRAVES    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: With you for mast and sail and flag
Subject(s): Sea


NARWHALS, by KATHRYN NOCERINO    Poem Source                
First Line: Under the water they click their horns together
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


NAUTICAL BALLAD, by CHARLES EDWARD CARRYL    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A capital ship for an ocean trip
Last Line: The bark of the rug-gub tree
Variant Title(s): The Walloping Window-blin
Subject(s): Sea


NAVAL VICTORY, BY THE UNITED STATES FIRGATE CONSTITUTION, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Come all ye hardy sailors, and join me in my song
Last Line: And so to all our yankee crew, %who british seamen can subdue, %as true yankee boys
Subject(s): Bainbridge, William (1774-1833); Constitution (ship); Navy - United States; Sea Battles; War Of 1812


NAY, COME UP HITHER. FROM THIS WAVED-WASHED MOUND, by DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Rossetti, Gabriel Charles Dante
Subject(s): Sea


NEAP PLUS ULTRA, by CHRISTOPHER DARLINGTON MORLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My mind is like the ocean
Last Line: He was afraid of the undertow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hall, Galway
Subject(s): Reason; Sea; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals; Ocean


NEAP-TIDE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Far off is the sea, and the land is afar
Last Line: In the sun and the wind and the sea.
Subject(s): Sea; Storms; Tides; Ocean


NEAR US ARE THE FOES. THEY COME FORWARD LIKE WAVES, by JAMES MACPHERSON    Poem Source                
Alternate Author Name(s): Ossian
Subject(s): Sea


NEAR YARMOUTH; TO EDWARD J. O'BRIEN, by JOHN GOULD FLETCHER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The river holds no more the fishing boats
Last Line: The river sleeps, the boats are gone again.
Subject(s): Boats; Fish & Fishing; Marine Animals; Sea; Anglers; Ocean


NEARING HOME, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: O ruler of the earth and sky ...'
Subject(s): Sea


NEPTUNE'S RAGING FURY, OR THE GALLANT SEAMAN'S SUFFERINGS, by MARTIN PARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: You gentlemen of england %that live at home at ease
Subject(s): Sea


NEREID, by PAUL CAREL    Poem Text                
First Line: Born of the sea's resistless surge
Last Line: Ten fathoms down.
Subject(s): Nereid (mythology); Sea; Ocean


NEREID, by BLANCHE SCHOFIELD    Poem Text                
First Line: She dances on a scallop stage
Last Line: By tossing sea weed at her feet.
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers; Sea; Sea Gulls; Ocean


NEREID'S SONG, by MARY KINZIE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I held you in my arms
Last Line: The ocean's at the door
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


NERUDA, THE WINE, by MURIEL RUKEYSER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We are the seas through whom the great fish passed
Subject(s): Sea


NEVER AN ILLNESS, NOR THE ABSENCE, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Inside of me, the unwavering light
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


NEW ENGLAND, by EDNA LEMONT MALONE    Poem Text                
First Line: You stand a worthy sentinel
Last Line: Those are the things we prize.
Subject(s): New England; Sea; Ocean


NEW MOON, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now day / drawing his golden waters down the west
Last Line: From their too youthful wonder in the sea.
Subject(s): Moon; Sea; Stars; Ocean


NEW PROVIDENCE ISLAND, BAHAMAS, by DONALD KUMMINGS    Poem Source                
First Line: Pallid, bloated as a fish, the day swells with heat
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


NEW SONG ON LORD NELSON'S VICTORY AT COPENHAGEN, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Draw near, ye gallant seamen, while I the truth unfold
Subject(s): Sea


NEW SONG ON PARKER THE DELEGATE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: I will not sing in parker's praise
Subject(s): Sea


NEW YEAR'S EVE, IN HOSPITAL, by PHILIP LEVINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You can hate the sea as it floods
Subject(s): Hospitals; Sea; Newman, John Henry, Cardinal (1801-1890); Ocean


NEW YORK, by FLORENCE WILKINSON EVANS    Poem Text                
First Line: Into the violet vastness of shoreless and moaning / twilight
Last Line: The infinite hulk of the ship of my city pushes her course unreturning.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilkinson, Florence
Subject(s): New York City; Sea Voyages; Ships & Shipping; Travel; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple; Journeys; Trips


NEW ZEALAND ELEGY, by MARY KAY RUMMEL    Poem Source                
First Line: Sometimes a boat just slips from its mooring
Last Line: Sometimes a boat just slips from its mooring
Subject(s): Boats; New Zealand; Sea Voyages


NEWES FROM VIRGINIA, by RICHARD RICH    Poem Text                
First Line: It is no idle fabulous tale, nor is it fanyed newes
Last Line: May heaven assist them in their worke, and thus our newes is done.
Subject(s): Sea Voyages; Virginia (state)


NEWPORT NEWS, by CINCINNATUS HEINE MILLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The huge sea monster, the 'merrimac'
Last Line: And that is the picture of newport news.
Alternate Author Name(s): Miller, Joaquin
Subject(s): American Civil War; Monitor (ship); Newport News, Virginia; Sea Battles; U.s. - History; Virginia (ship); Naval Warfare; Merrimac (ship)


NEWT AND THE WHALE, by ROGER CARL PFINGSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: Wait to go %to the whale symposium
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


NIGHT, by EDMOND GORE ALEXANDER HOLMES    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Night comes & stars their wonted vigils keep
Subject(s): Sea


NIGHT AT SEA, by LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The lovely purple of the noon's bestowing
Last Line: Her voyage done -- to-morrow we shall land.
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


NIGHT FALL, by KENT GODFREY    Poem Text                
First Line: Sea gulls and spray
Last Line: Tolling its echo within me.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


NIGHT FISHING IN THE SOUND, by ELEANOR WILNER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sound is dark; you can barely hear
Last Line: Safe, into the cauldron of dawn.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilner, Eleanor Rand
Subject(s): Dawn; Fish & Fishing; Sea; Water; Waves; Sunrise; Ocean


NIGHT HYMN AT SEA, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Night sinks on the wave
Last Line: Power dwells with thee!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Night; Sea; Bedtime; Ocean


NIGHT OFF GALLIPOLI: 1. A DELIRIOUS VOICE, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweeter than sleep and the dream of death
Last Line: Being rest.
Subject(s): Death; Dreams; Sea; Sleep; Dead, The; Nightmares; Ocean


NIGHT OFF GALLIPOLI: 3. AN ENGLISH VOICE, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I knew the stars would come
Last Line: O southward blowing wind, blow on!
Subject(s): Death; Lesbos (island), Greece; Sea; Soul; Stars; Dead, The; Ocean


NIGHT OFF GALLIPOLI: 4. VOICE OF A BRETON FISHERMAN, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Douarnenez! Douarnenez!
Last Line: Break on mine eyes with the breaking day!
Subject(s): Eyes; Fish & Fishing; Home; Sea; Towns; Ocean


NIGHT OFF GALLIPOLI: 6. A CANADIAN VOICE, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: God, god, how well they meant
Last Line: Give them, o god, not heroes' hearts, but brains!
Subject(s): Freedom; God; Mythology - Classical; Nations; Sea; Liberty; Ocean


NIGHT SAILING, by BERNICE LESBIA KENYON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The silver web across the sky
Last Line: How shall we miss the starry web?
Alternate Author Name(s): Gilkyson, Walter, Mrs.
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea Voyages; Seamen; Sails


NIGHT STORM, by WILLIAM GILMORE SIMMS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This tempest sweeps the atlantic! - nevasink
Subject(s): Atlantic Ocean; Sea; Storms


NIGHT WATCHING, by FREDDA S. PEARLSON    Poem Source                
First Line: Only now does she emerge
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


NIGHT-SONG, by HORACE SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis night -- my bark is on the ocean
Last Line: Bless thee, my love! Good night, good night!
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Horatio
Subject(s): Love; Night; Sea; Singing & Singers; Bedtime; Ocean


NIGHTS ON THE INDIAN OCEAN, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


NIPPON, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Last night, I dreamed of nippon ....
Last Line: When nippon isle was made.
Subject(s): Dreams; Islands; Sea; Temples; Nightmares; Ocean; Mosques


NIRVANA, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: I am / a clam!
Subject(s): "clams;coney Island, New York City;sea;" Ocean


NO NIGHT FOR SLUMNBER IS THIS, FR. A NIGHT'S RHAPSODY, by HERBERT EDWIN CLARKE    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Sea


NO SPRING, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Up from the south come the birds that were banished
Last Line: But unto a dead love there cometh no spring.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Birds; Death; Love; Sea; Spring; Dead, The; Ocean


NOCTURNE IN SILVER, by MARY FERRELL DICKINSON    Poem Text                
First Line: Against the moon-rayed shore the breakers curled
Last Line: With minor chords to tear the heart asunder.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


NOISE FROM THE SEA, by ALBERTO ALVARO RIOS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Her skin was the shore
Last Line: Father than she could hold
Subject(s): Sea; Skin; Women


NOON BY THE SEA SIDE, by MARY ANN BROWNE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Quiet is the broad ocean -- wide between
Last Line: So beautiful, so peaceful, and so pure!
Alternate Author Name(s): Gray, James, Mrs.; Gray, Mary Anne Browne
Subject(s): Sea


NOR'EASTER, by BIANCA BRADBURY    Poem Source                
First Line: Out in a dark, lost kingdom of their own
Subject(s): Sea


NORSE SAILORS' JOY, by WILFRID CHARLES THORLEY    Poem Source                
First Line: Now, landsmen, list! There is no sight
Subject(s): Sea


NORTH COUNTRY COLLIER, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: At the head of wear water, about twelve at noon
Subject(s): Sea


NORTH JETTY, by DERICK BURLESON    Poem Source                
First Line: Spy satellite sees a blue circle bisected
Last Line: Been flowing? Hasn't our blood? Out of reach %a dolphin blows, breathes, sinks
Subject(s): Sea; Sea Monsters; Water


NORTH SEA, by JEFFERY DAY    Poem Source                
First Line: Dawn on the drab north sea!
Last Line: Tis a fight to the death; 'tis war %and the north sea is redly reeking
Subject(s): Sea Battles; World War I


NORTH SEA, by LI SHIZHENG    Poem Source                
First Line: Huge shards of glass and ice slash through the north sea
Last Line: Held tightly, tightly, tightly, in one embrace
Subject(s): Sea


NORTH SHIP, by PHILIP LARKIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw three ships go sailing by
Last Line: Into an unforgiving sea %under a fire-spilling star, %and it was rigged for a long journey
Subject(s): Sea; Ships And Shipping


NORTH UIST, by KIM TAPHIN    Poem Source                
First Line: Unearthly green and aquamarine
Last Line: We pick up some provisions from the naafi
Subject(s): Sea


NOT WHERE THEY CLASH ASHORE, AND BREAK AND MOAN, by AGNES MARY F. ROBINSON    Poem Source                
Alternate Author Name(s): Duclaux, Madame Emile; Darmesteter, Mary; Robinson, A. Mary F.
Subject(s): Sea


NOTHING NEW, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From the dawn of spring till the year grows hoary
Last Line: "murmurs -- ""rest."
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Earth; Sea; Wind; World; Ocean


NOVEMBER, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I will come back to you and you to me
Last Line: I will come back to you and you to me.
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Grass; November; Sea; Trees; Ocean


NOVEMBER 23, 1989; AFTER BLAKE, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Two rising flukes of green water
Last Line: Must bear away the most meat.
Subject(s): Blake, William (1757-1827); Nature - Religious Aspects; Order; Sea; Ocean


NOW, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source                
First Line: In ireland now, why do so many
Last Line: Good night, sweet prince, good night'?
Subject(s): Death; Hope; Ireland; Poverty; Rivers; Sea; Suicide


NOW, LAY THINE EAR AGAINST THIS GOLDEN SAND, by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


O CAPTAIN! MY CAPTAIN!, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text     Poem Explanation         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: O captain! My captain! Our fearful trip is done
Last Line: Fallen cold and dead.
Variant Title(s): On The Death Of President Lincoln;my Captain;to Abraham Lincoln;on Lincoln
Subject(s): American Civil War; Assassination; Freedom; Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865); Loss; Patriotism; Presidents, United States; Sea; United States - History; Liberty; Ocean


O FAR AWAY, GREEN WAVES, YOUR VOICES CALL, by MAY (MARY) CLARISSA GILLINGTON BYRON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


O GLORIOUS SEA THAT IN EACH CLIMBING WAVE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Thou sayest to men: go back & come not hither
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Sea; Storms; Ships & Shipping


O LOVED AND LOST, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I sit beside the sea this autumn day
Last Line: And we are one in life for evermore!
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): Autumn; Loss; Sea; Seasons; Fall; Ocean


O MARINERS!, by ARCHIBALD HAMILTON RUTLEDGE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Death is a voyage,' I heard it lightly told
Subject(s): Death; Sea


O NAVIS, by HENRY AUSTIN DOBSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ship, to the roadstead rolled
Last Line: Tempt not the tyrant sea!
Alternate Author Name(s): Dobson, Austin
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


O SEA WITH GOOD ARMS, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text                
First Line: O sea with good arms, loving and strong
Last Line: And the birds that build nests, and the children like me
Subject(s): Sea


O SLEEP, THOU HOLLOW SEA, THOU SOUNDLESS SEA, by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Sea


O WILD BLACK SEA THAT FLASHES FITFUL LIGHT, by MAY (MARY) CLARISSA GILLINGTON BYRON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


OAR, by LENNART SJOGREN    Poem Source                
First Line: Anyone finding a smashed oar
Last Line: And renounced the possibilities of the oar
Subject(s): Rowing; Sea Voyages; Ships And Shipping; Travel


OBSESSION, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, take away those haunting eyes
Last Line: And the rain cover the hill!
Subject(s): Clouds; Moon; Rain; Sea; Water; Ocean


OCEAN, by ROBERT SILLIMAN HILLYER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The rivers of the years find rest in thee
Last Line: Thy child eluding thee in resurrection.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


OCEAN, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Gray whales are going south: I see their fountains
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Sea Serpents


OCEAN, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Gray whales are going south: I see their fountains
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


OCEAN, by ANN LAUTERBACH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The stone absorbs heat. Thrown
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


OCEAN, by CHARLES OLSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Clay %ganesha
Last Line: Goes on forever
Subject(s): Sea


OCEAN, by GEORGE DENISON PRENTICE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How beautiful! - from his blue throne on high
Subject(s): Sea


OCEAN, by JOHN AUGUSTUS SHEA    Poem Source                
First Line: Likeness of heaven!
Subject(s): Sea


OCEAN, by JASON SHINDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Goodbye again. Say there is a little song in my head
Subject(s): Sea; Loneliness; Death; Ocean; Dead, The


OCEAN, by LAURA ST. MARTIN    Poem Source                
First Line: The ocean is a strange
Last Line: And the moon casts a furious gleam on the many-knuckled sea
Subject(s): Sea


OCEAN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Unfathomed deep, unfetter'd waste
Last Line: Its shade on hope's dim ray.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


OCEAN ALGAE, by MARJORIE AGOSIN    Poem Source                
Last Line: When adolescents %slough off %love
Subject(s): Adolescence; Love; Sea Voyages


OCEAN CITY, by CATE MARVIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The things unfurls itself. All day I cannot reach it
Last Line: Watch the ocean wring its edge as I twist my hands. %it's unfurling itself again, tireless as an arg
Subject(s): Nature; Sea


OCEAN LESSON, by WILLIAM HATHAWAY    Poem Source                
First Line: Val drips the slime of the moonsnail
Last Line: Trumpeting the final show and tell
Subject(s): Sea; Water


OCEAN LULLABY, by CHARLES AUGUSTUS KEELER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Our ship is a cradle on ocean's blue billow
Subject(s): Sea


OCEAN MIGHTIER THAN THE LAND, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text                
Last Line: And kiss her hand?
Subject(s): Sea


OCEAN PARKWAY GAZING, by JOANNE KYGER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ocean up %against cliff
Last Line: The sea closes in %up to the edge %of mythology
Alternate Author Name(s): Snyder, Gary, Mrs.
Subject(s): Environment; Forests; Grief; Loss; Nature; Sea; Trees


OCEAN TREASURES, by CONSTANCE ANDREA KEREMES    Poem Source                
First Line: What treasures lie beneath
Subject(s): Sea


OCEAN VOICES, by MIRIAM DEL BANCO    Poem Text                
First Line: The sea-birds sing on the mossy crag
Last Line: Are the waters of shim'ring blue.
Subject(s): Absence; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Separation; Isolation; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


OCEAN, THE CAPTIVE, by HARDWICKE DRUMMOND RAWNSLEY    Poem Source                
First Line: Men call thee free, and I have heard the wind
Subject(s): Sea


OCEAN, WITH ITS VASTNESS, ITS BLUE GREEN, by JOHN KEATS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


OCEANIDES, 1. THE OUTWARD-BOUND SHIP, by MARIA JANE JEWSBURY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She is on her way, a goodly ship
Last Line: A land where is 'no more sea!'
Alternate Author Name(s): Fletcher, Maria Jane Jewsbury
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


OCEANIDES, 12. THE HAVEN GAINED, by MARIA JANE JEWSBURY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: And we are parting, glorious sea!
Last Line: Such friendships as I leave behind
Alternate Author Name(s): Fletcher, Maria Jane Jewsbury
Subject(s): Homecoming; Sea Voyages


OCEANIDES, 2. MY SEA-HERMITAGE, by MARIA JANE JEWSBURY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Swinging in my cot at ease
Last Line: Of the nearer friend above!
Alternate Author Name(s): Fletcher, Maria Jane Jewsbury
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


OCEANIDES, 4. THE SUNKEN ROCK, by MARIA JANE JEWSBURY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A gentle ship was sailing
Last Line: Thus, upon the self-same seas, %sang the oceanides!
Alternate Author Name(s): Fletcher, Maria Jane Jewsbury
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


OCEANIDES, 9. THE EDEN OF THE SEA, by MARIA JANE JEWSBURY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A dream! A dream! Our billowy home
Last Line: Feels ever what at first he felt
Alternate Author Name(s): Fletcher, Maria Jane Jewsbury
Subject(s): Sea Voyages; Sri Lanka


OCEANS, by JUAN RAMON JIMENEZ    Poem Source                
First Line: I have a feeling that my boat
Last Line: And are we standing now, quietly, in the new life
Subject(s): Disasters; Sea; Shipwrecks; Waves


OCTAVES IN AN OXFORD GARDEN: 16. THE SAME SKY, by ARTHUR W. UPSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I never thought until one night I' the / dark
Last Line: And asked them to guide well my dear one's barque.)
Subject(s): Love; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Ocean


OCTOPUS, by OGDEN NASH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tell me, o octopus, I begs
Last Line: If I were thou, I'd call me us
Subject(s): Animals; Octopuses; Sea


ODE TO NEPTUNE, by PHILLIS WHEATLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: While raging tempests shake the shore
Last Line: Not give my wishes to the empty air.
Alternate Author Name(s): Peters, Phillis
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Mortality; Sea; Ocean


ODE TO SALT, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This salt %in the saltcellar %I once saw in the salt mines
Last Line: Reveals to us %more than domestic whiteness; %in it, we taste infinitude
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Mourning; Sailors And Sailing; Salt; Sea


ODE TO THE WEST WIND, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text     Poem Explanation         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: O wild west wind, thou breath of autumn's being
Last Line: If winter comes, can spring be far behind?
Variant Title(s): Ode To The West Wind: I;the West Wind
Subject(s): Autumn; Florence, Italy; Nature; Poetry & Poets; Religion; Sea; Seasons; Fall; Theology; Ocean


ODE TO THER SEA, by GEORGE CABOT LODGE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lure me, o musical motions of the sea
Last Line: Lost in the daybreak shall return no more!
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


ODE. SITTING AND DRINKING IN THE CHAIR ..., by ABRAHAM COWLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Chear up my mates, the wind does fairly blow
Last Line: Take for thy sail this verse, and for thy pilot mee.
Subject(s): Chairs; Drake, Sir Francis (1540-1596); Sea; Ocean


ODE: THE MEDITERRANEAN, by GEORGE SANTAYANA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Of thee the northman by his beached galley
Last Line: Solace of mortals.
Variant Title(s): Ode: 5
Subject(s): Mediterranean Sea


ODES I, 14. THE SHIP OF STATE, by QUINTUS HORATIUS FLACCUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh ship! New billows sweep thee out
Last Line: That gird those glittering cyclades.
Alternate Author Name(s): Horace
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Ocean


ODES X, 2, by QUINTUS HORATIUS FLACCUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If o'er life's sea your bark you'd safely guide
Last Line: Learn wisely to contract the swelling sail.
Alternate Author Name(s): Horace
Subject(s): Fate; Life; Sea; Storms; Wisdom; Destiny; Ocean


ODI PROFANUM, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O braid thy tresses helen-wise
Last Line: Make sweet the air.
Subject(s): Flowers; Goddesses & Gods; Hair; Muses; Mythology; Mythology - Classical; Roses; Sea; Ulysses; Ocean; Odysseus


ODYSSEY: BOOK 12, SELS., by HOMER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now after the ship had left the stream of the river oceanus
Last Line: And it liketh me not twice to tell a plain-told tale
Subject(s): Mythology - Classical; Sea; Ulysses


ODYSSEY: BOOK 5, SELS., by HOMER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now the dawn arose from her couch, and from the side of the lordly tithonus
Last Line: That so it might soon release him from hksi weary travail, overshadowing his eyelids
Subject(s): Mythology - Classical; Sea; Ulysses


OF SEALS AND OUR SMILES, by MICHAEL BENEDIKT    Poem Source                
First Line: The last time they did any harm to anyone was 1000's of years ago
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


OFF CAPE SANTO GARCIA, by CARROLL RYAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O sea! Thy waves are cold and dark
Last Line: But not a faithless friend.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ryan, William Thomas Carroll
Subject(s): Old Age; Sea; Weariness; Ocean; Fatigue


OFF FIRE ISLAND, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: With snapping flag against the gray
Last Line: The flashing bluefish leaps -- for life!
Subject(s): Fire Island; New York City - Colonial Period; Sea; Ocean


OFF MESOLONGI, by ALFRED AUSTIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The lights of mesolongi gleam
Last Line: To gaze, and pass.
Subject(s): Byron, George Gordon, Lord (1788-1824); Missolonghi, Greece; Poetry & Poets; Sea; Byron, George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron; Mesolonghi, Greece; Mesolongion, Greece; Ocean


OFF RIVIERE DU LOUP, by DUNCAN CAMPBELL SCOTT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O ship incoming from the sea
Alternate Author Name(s): Scott, D. C.
Subject(s): Sea


OFF SHORE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When the might of the summer is most on the sea
Last Line: But thou art the god, and thy kingdom is heaven, and thy shrine is the sea.
Subject(s): Nature; Night; Sea; Summer; Bedtime; Ocean


OFF SHORE, by CELIA LEIGHTON THAXTER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Rock, little boat, beneath the quiet sky
Subject(s): Sea


OGIER THE DANE, by WILLIAM MORRIS (1834-1896)                    Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


OH! THE IMMENSE, ILLIMITABLE DELIGHT, by PHILIP BOURKE MARSTON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


OILY WEATHER, by ERNEST HEMINGWAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea desires deep dulls
Last Line: Throbbing ships scorn it
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


OLD ANCHOR CHANTY, by HERBERT TRENCH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: With a long heavy heave, my very famous men
Last Line: (bring home!)
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


OLD COMMODORE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Od's blood! What a time for a seaman to skulk
Last Line: "shall kill, till they grapple him at sea"
Subject(s): Death;sailing & Sailors;sea; "dead, The;ocean;


OLD DEEP SING-SONG, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the old deep sing-song of the sea
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


OLD FIGUREHEAD CARVER, by H. A. CODY    Poem Source                
First Line: I have done my bit of carving
Subject(s): Sea; Ships And Shipping


OLD IRONSIDES, by OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ay, tear her tattered ensign down
Last Line: The lightning and the gale!
Subject(s): Americans; Boats; Constitution (ship); Navy - United States; Patriotism; Sea; United States; American Navy; Ocean; America


OLD OCEAN WAS / INFINITY OF AGES ERE WE BREATED, by THOMAS CAMPBELL    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


OLD QUARTERMASTER, by GORDON GRANT    Poem Source                
First Line: Next week they're goin' to lay me off
Subject(s): Sea


OLD SAILORS, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Of old sailors, the song you would hear
Subject(s): Sea


OLD SEA WOLF, by JUAN B. DELGADO    Poem Source                
First Line: Old sea wolf, bold captain
Last Line: Between two immensities, %ocean and sky!
Subject(s): Courage; Sailors And Sailing; Sea


OLD SHIP RIGGERS, by H. A. CODY    Poem Source                
First Line: Yes, we did a heap of riggin'
Subject(s): Sea


ON A FELLUCA ONE EVENING IN THE AEGEAN, A FELICIFIC RITE IS PERFORMED, by MARK WHITE    Poem Source                
First Line: He claimed to be a simple fellah from syria
Last Line: With the frenetic f#s of a flock of bacchanalian fringillids
Subject(s): Aegean Sea; Religion; Syria


ON A FERRY BOAT, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The river widens to a pathless sea
Last Line: From all that fondles life and feeds the heart.
Subject(s): Doves; Ferry Boats; Rain; Rivers; Sea; Ocean


ON A JANUARY BEACH, by NORMA R. WETHERED    Poem Text                
First Line: Sea gulls walking on a january beach
Last Line: Serene and solemnic the ocean rolls by.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


ON A POEM CROSSING THE ATLANTIC, by LEWIS MORRIS (1833-1907)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A little sheaf of words I speed
Last Line: And lifted on celestial wings.
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


ON A SHIPMATE, PERO MONIZ, DYING AT SEA, by LUIS DE CAMOENS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My years on earth were short, but long for me
Last Line: Fierce seas that dark the abyssinian shore, %far from the happy homeland I adore
Alternate Author Name(s): Camoes, Luis De; Camoens, Luiz Vaz De
Subject(s): Death; Sea


ON AN AUGUST DAY, by LEE BENNETT HOPKINS    Poem Source                
First Line: Ocean waves rush in
Subject(s): Sea


ON BOARD THE '76; WRITTEN FOR BRYANT'S SEVENTIETH BIRTHDAY, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Our ship lay tumbling in an angry sea
Last Line: Himself our bravest crown.
Subject(s): Bryant, William Cullen (1794-1878); Poetry & Poets; Sea; Ocean


ON BOARD THE CUMBERLAND, by GEORGE HENRY BOKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Stand to your guns, men!' morris cried
Last Line: For those beneath the wave!
Variant Title(s): Attack Of The Cumberland
Subject(s): American Civil War; Cumberland (ship); Hampton Roads, Virginia; Morris, George Upham; Sea Battles; United States - History; Virginia (ship); Naval Warfare; Merrimac (ship)


ON HIS MISTRESS CROSSING THE SEA, by THOMAS CAREW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewell, fair saint, may not the sea and wind
Last Line: Whilst both contribute to your own undoing.
Variant Title(s): To His Mistress Going To Sea
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


ON LEAVE, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have reached a green, green island
Last Line: I have touched at the isle of the blest.
Subject(s): Grief; Islands; Rivers; Sea; Sorrow; Sadness; Ocean


ON LEAVING CUBA, by GERTRUDIS GOMEZ DE AVELLANEDA    Poem Source                
First Line: Pearl of the sea! Star of the tranquil west!
Last Line: Now cleaves the waves, and flies in silence fast!
Subject(s): Boats; Cuba; Farewell; Sea; Sea Voyages; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


ON LEAVING TAORMINA, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O almond trees, beneath whose fruited shade
Last Line: Take on, I pray, one shade of pink the more.
Subject(s): Love; Sea; Soul; Summer; Trees; Ocean


ON MEMORIAL DAY, by EMMA BERGSTROM    Poem Text                
First Line: I have no graves to decorate on this day
Last Line: Beneath the waves—the graves where I can place no flower.
Subject(s): Funerals - At Sea; Graves; Holidays; Memorial Day; Waves; Burials At Sea; Tombs; Tombstones; Declaration Day


ON RETURN FROM THE SHORE, by HELEN IFFLA BAY    Poem Text                
First Line: Surely he made his sea for solitude
Last Line: Perhaps it was for this he made his sea.
Subject(s): Creation; God; Sea; Ocean


ON SIR FRANCIS DRAKE, by CHARLES FITZ-GEFFREY    Poem Source                
First Line: You, whose exploits the world itself admired
Subject(s): Sea


ON SUCH A NIGHT, by THOMAS T. JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Sea


ON THE BEACH IN NOVEMBER, by EDWARD CRACROFT LEFROY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My heart's ideal, that somewhere out of sight
Subject(s): Sea


ON THE CAPTURE OF THE GUERRIERE, by PHILIP FRENEAU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Long the tyrant of our coast
Last Line: Dacre and the guerriere!
Subject(s): Constitution (ship); Navy - Great Britain; Sea Battles; War Of 1812; English Navy; Naval Warfare


ON THE CLIFFS, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Between the moondawn and the sundown here
Last Line: Fire everlasting of eternal life.
Subject(s): Life; Nature; Sea; Singing & Singers; Soul; Ocean


ON THE CLIFFS, SELS., by ADAM LINDSAY GORDON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Down drops the red sun; through the gloaming
Subject(s): Sea


ON THE DEATH OF THE VICE-CHANCELLOR, A PHYSICIAN, by JOHN MILTON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Children of iapetus, who inhabit the pendulous ord of earth
Last Line: And may you walk forever in the elysian fields among the blessed
Subject(s): Gostlin, John (d. 1626); Sea


ON THE DOWNS, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A faint sea without wind or sun
Last Line: Time's deep dawn rise.
Subject(s): Mountains; Nature; Sea; Soul; Hills; Downs (great Britain); Ocean


ON THE EVE OF DEPARTURE (FROM NEW YORK), by JUAN RAMON JIMENEZ    Poem Source                
First Line: Now in the red and opalescent sun
Last Line: Against the wind and sun that struggle, madly
Subject(s): Farewell; Sea Voyages; Travel


ON THE LATE ROYAL SLOOP-OF-WAR GENERAL MONK, by PHILIP FRENEAU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When the washington ship by the english was beat
Last Line: "all her guns should be wooden -- to suit with his head."
Subject(s): American Revolution; General Monk (ship); Montagu, John, 4th Earl Of Sandwich; Navy - United States; Sea Battles; Twitcher, Jemmy; American Navy; Naval Warfare


ON THE LOSS OF THE ROYAL GEORGE, by WILLIAM COWPER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Toll for the brave!
Last Line: Shall plough the wave no more.
Variant Title(s): The Royal George
Subject(s): Courage; Disasters; Kempenfelt, Richard (1718-1782); Sea; Shipwrecks; Valor; Bravery; Ocean


ON THE MEMORABLE VICTORY OF PAUL JONES, by PHILIP FRENEAU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O'er the rough main with flowing sheet
Last Line: They trembled and ador'd.
Variant Title(s): Bonhomme Richard And Serapis
Subject(s): American Revolution; Bon Homme Richard (ship); Jones, John Paul (1747-1792); Navy - United States; Sea Battles; American Navy; Naval Warfare


ON THE MOTTO OF A SEAL, 'IF I LOSE THEE, I AM LOST', by LUCRETIA MARIA DAVIDSON    Poem Text                
First Line: Wafted o'er a treacherous sea
Last Line: "for, ""if I lose thee, I am lost."
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


ON THE NAVAL ATTACK NEAR BALTIMORE, by PHILIP FRENEAU    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sons of the old ocean advanced from the bay
Last Line: And the sight, we expect, will be not very new %when they meet us again, with our tow-row-dow
Subject(s): Navy - United States; Sea Battles; War Of 1812


ON THE OCEAN FLOOR, by CHRISTOPHER MURRAY GRIEVE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now more and more on my concern
Last Line: On the ocean floor as the foraminifera die
Alternate Author Name(s): Macdiarmid, Hugh
Subject(s): Sea


ON THE SALT SEA, by JOHN OWEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Salt begets thirst; then well may rivers be
Last Line: Salt as it is, all swallowed by the sea.
Subject(s): Salt; Sea; Ocean


ON THE SEA, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I will call her when she comes to me
Last Line: As I sail away on the sea.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


ON THE SEA, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The splendor [or, pathway] of the sinking moon
Last Line: But the love in thee and me!
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


ON THE SEA WALL, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I sit upon the old sea wall
Last Line: The ocean's dear deceit!
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


ON THE SHORE, by MARY CROSS    Poem Text                
First Line: A glow of crimson glory floods the west
Last Line: Where deeds like stars may glow.
Subject(s): Sea; Seashore; Ocean; Beach; Coast; Shore


ON THE SHORE, by AUGUSTA DAVIES WEBSTER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The angry sunset fades from out the west
Alternate Author Name(s): Home, Cecil; Webster, Mrs. Julia Augusta
Subject(s): Sea


ON THE SINKING OF THE VICTORIA, by THOMAS EDWARD BROWN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Has nelson heard?'
Last Line: "o, nobly died! O glorious englishmen!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Brown, T. E.
Subject(s): Nelson, Horatio, Viscount (1758-1805); Sea Battles; Naval Warfare


ON THE SOUTH COAST, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hills and valleys where april rallies his
Last Line: Free by birth of a sacred earth, and regent ever of all the sea.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nature; Sea; Spring; Time; Nightmares; Ocean


ON THE VERGE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here begins the sea that ends not till the
Last Line: From the shore that hath no shore beyond it set in all the sea.
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Ocean


ON THE VICTORY OBTAINED BY ADMIRAL BLAKE, by ANDREW MARVELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now does spain's fleet her spacious wings unfold
Last Line: And tells the world, how much to you it owes.
Subject(s): Admirals; Blake, Robert (1599-1657); Sea Battles; Naval Warfare


ON THE WATERFRONT, by WILLIAM ROSE BENET    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lollin' on a dock-pile, pipe a-draggin' slow
Last Line: All the ships upon the sea, an' all the things I know!
Subject(s): Hurricanes; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Water; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


ON THE WATERS, by GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Our boat drifts in the heart of heat
Last Line: Oh! Fly from the enchanted sea!
Alternate Author Name(s): A. E.
Subject(s): Love; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Ocean


ON THE WHALES OF THE CALIFORNIA DESERT, by HILLEL SCHWARTZ    Poem Source                
First Line: They were there once
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


ON TO THE EAST, by NAPHTALI HERZ IMBER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Your loins let girt be
Last Line: March to zion! Ye brave!
Alternate Author Name(s): Imber, Naftali Herts
Subject(s): Cities; Jerusalem; Jews; Sea Voyages; Zionism; Urban Life; Judaism


ONE BY ONE, by PHILIP LEVINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea; Soldiers; Cooking & Cooks; Ocean; Cookery


ONE HUNDRED LOVE SONNETS: 34, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You are the daughter of the sea, oregano's first cousin
Last Line: Vegetables, seaweed, herbs: the foam of your dreams
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


ONE NIGHT IF STORM, by ROBERT WILLIAMS BUCHANAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Maitland, Thomas
Subject(s): Sea


ONE RETURNS TO THE SELF AS IF TO AN OLD HOUSE, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: In its theater of black walls
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


ONE THAT'S ON THE SEA, by JOHN GARDINER CALKINS BRAINARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: With gallant sail and streamer gay
Last Line: The home of him that's on the sea.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


ONE USED TO BE ABLE TO SAY, by ALAN DUGAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Even pollute the people under his own roof
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Sea Serpents


ONE USED TO BE ABLE TO SAY, by ALAN DUGAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


ONLY THE SEA MIST, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Full moon %void only
Subject(s): Moon; Nature; Nothingness; Sea


OPEN OCEAN, by ROBERT L. WOLFE    Poem Text                
First Line: We two who found the haven snug and safe
Last Line: To rank this harbor-happiness enough.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


OPEN SEA, by WILLIAM MEREDITH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We say the sea is lonely; better say
Last Line: For each creature lost since the start at sea %and give thanks it was not I, nor yet one close to me
Alternate Author Name(s): Meredith, Morris
Subject(s): Sea


OPIUM CLIPPERS, by DANIEL MACINTYRE HENDERSON    Poem Source                
First Line: Where are the opium ships
Subject(s): Sea


ORCA, by BREWSTER GHISELIN    Poem Source                
First Line: Beastblack under a fin torpedo-swift
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


ORCA, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sea-lions loafed in the swinging tide in the inlet, long fluent creatures
Last Line: Experiment, that has run wild, and ought to be stopped
Subject(s): Cruelty; War; Sea; Ocean


ORDINARY SONGS, by LINDA GREGG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dull with pneumonia, wrapped on the porch
Last Line: On the shard a reclining naked woman kissed by a god
Subject(s): Sea; Absence; Greece; Greeks


ORLIE WILDE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A goddess, with a siren's grace
Last Line: "as mine to her -- as mine to her."
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Beauty; Dreams; Goddesses & Gods; Mythology; Sea; Nightmares; Ocean


OTHELLO, SELS., by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


OTHER LIFE, by CONSTANCE URDANG    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I know in my other life I am a whale
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


OUR FALL WAS INTO FORGETFULNESS, by JAMES BAKER HALL    Poem Source                
First Line: We see them only when they surface
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


OURS, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here where of old was heard
Last Line: "our watterson!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Honor; Sea; Travel; Ocean; Journeys; Trips


OUT FROM GLOUCESTER, by HELEN TROTT    Poem Source                
First Line: Out where the white waves whisper
Subject(s): Gloucester, Massachusetts; Sea


OUT OF THE DEEP, by CHARLES GUERIN    Poem Text                
First Line: At the hour when the stars from the eastern spaces are peering
Last Line: The soul from self that again unto god goes back.
Subject(s): Nature; Sea; Ocean


OUT OF THE DEPTHS', by ABRAM JOSEPH RYAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lost! Lost! Lost!
Last Line: "in the dark in the storm ""our father"" is nigh"
Subject(s): Sea; Rescues; God


OUTWARD BOUND, by THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I leave behind me the elm-shadowed square
Last Line: Ionian isles are thine, and all the fairy shores!
Subject(s): Mysticism; Sea Voyages; Tanzania; Zanzibar


OUTWARD BOUND, by DINAH MARIA MULOCK CRAIK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Out upon the unknown deep
Last Line: Outward bound.
Alternate Author Name(s): Mulock, Dinah Maria
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


OUTWARDS, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Over the dim blue rim of the sea
Subject(s): Sea


OVER ALL THE FACE OF EARTH MAIN OCEAN FLOWED, by JOHN MILTON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Creation; Sea


OVER THE BIER OF THE WORDLING, by WILLIAM STANLEY MERWIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My friends, what can I say
Last Line: And the falling rain
Alternate Author Name(s): Merwin, W. S.
Subject(s): Death; Memory; Sailors And Sailing; Sea Gulls


OVER THE SEA, by DENIS FLORENCE MCCARTHY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sad eyes! Why are ye steadfastly gazing
Last Line: Over the sea!
Alternate Author Name(s): Maccarthy, Denis Florence
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


OVID IN PONTUS, by BRYAN WALLER PROCTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hard by the banished euxine (a black doom!)
Last Line: Have sought to find it on that desert beach.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cornwall, Barry; Proctor, Bryan Waller
Subject(s): Black Sea; Russia; Soviet Union; Russians


OXWICH BAY, GOWER, by ARTHUR GLYN PRYS-JONES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The night hung heavy, black and chill
Last Line: Trailing like some winged bird.
Subject(s): Battleships; Sea; Wales; War; Ocean; Welshmen; Welshwomen


PADDY DOYLE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: To my %ay and we'll furl
Subject(s): Sea


PAGE, by JOE BOLTON    Poem Source                
First Line: Here is the page, half darkness, half silence, hoping
Last Line: Death bothers its margins like gulls along some shore
Subject(s): Sea; Seashore; Writing And Writers


PAINTER, SELS., by THOMAS GORDON HAKE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer has done her work; she, yet lingering
Subject(s): Sea


PARTING AT MORNING, by ROBERT BROWNING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Round the cape of a sudden came the sea
Last Line: And the need of a world of men for me.
Variant Title(s): Parting And Meeting
Subject(s): Absence; Sea; Sennacherib, King Of Assyria; Separation; Isolation; Ocean


PASA THALASSA THALASSA, by EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Gone - faded out of the story, the sea-faring friend I remember?
Last Line: Down where he lies to-night, silent, and under the storms.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


PASSAGE, by D. E. STEWARD    Poem Source                
First Line: Approaching the walvis ridge and the tropic
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


PASSAGE OF THE RED SEA, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "in doubt, in weariness, in woe"
Last Line: Was rolling o'er their head
Subject(s): Egypt;jews;moses;red Sea; Judaism


PASSAGE OF THE RED SEA, by REGINALD HEBER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: With heat o'erlabour'd and the length of way
Last Line: "shout, israel, for the lord hath triumphed!"
Subject(s): Red Sea


PASSAGE STEAMER, by FREDERICK LOUIS MACNEICE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Upon the decks they take beef tea
Alternate Author Name(s): Macneice, Louis
Subject(s): Sea


PASSENGER SHANTY, by WYSTAN HUGH AUDEN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The ship weighed twenty thousand ton
Last Line: No doubt. But it's dull beyond belief. %inky-pinky-parlez vous
Alternate Author Name(s): Auden, W. H.
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


PASSING OF DOLPHINS, by DAVID B. DE LEEUW    Poem Source                
First Line: Bluegreen bodies moving sleekly in the ocean
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


PASSING TIME, by MARIE HARRIS    Poem Source                
First Line: If I had a boat
Last Line: How I prefer a chosen end: me upon my pony on my boat
Subject(s): Boats; Sea Voyages; Travel


PAST AND PRESENT, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text                
First Line: I who have seen a tiny cloud
Last Line: Scratched by a little pin or thorn.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Drowning; Sea Voyages


PAST DAYS, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dead and gone, the days we had together
Last Line: Cliffs and downs.
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Memory; Roundels; Sea; Ocean


PATHS ACROSS THE SEA, by ARTHUR CREW INMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On the silver crest of the ocean's breast
Last Line: On our path to the fairy moon.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


PATROLING BARNEGAT, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Wild, wild the storm, and the sea high running
Last Line: That savage trinity warily watching.
Variant Title(s): Patrolling Barnegat
Subject(s): Barnegat Bay, New Jersey; Sea; Storms; Ocean


PAUL DO MAR, by K. V. SKENE    Poem Source                
First Line: Off shore
Last Line: The salt on your lips, taste %the years
Subject(s): Sea; Seashore


PAUL JONES (2), by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: An american frigate from baltimore came
Last Line: "we'll drink to brave paul jones, who, with sword in hand, / shone foremost in action, and gave us c
Subject(s): "jones, John Paul (1747-1792);sea Battles;" Naval Warfare


PAUL JONES' VICTORY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: An american frigate, a frigate of fame
Last Line: The loss of her sons in the ocean so deep. %hurrah! Hurrah! Our country for ever, hurrah!
Subject(s): American Revolution; Bon Homme Richard (ship); Jones, John Paul (1747-1792); Navy - United States; Sea Battles


PEACOCK STUNG BY THE HORNET, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: When o'er the blue and trackless deep
Last Line: For every true columbian tar, %will hail him hero of the wa r
Subject(s): Hornet (ship); Navy - United States; Sea Battles; War Of 1812


PEBBLES, by HERMAN MELVILLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Though the clerk of the weather insist
Last Line: Distilled in wholesome dew named rosmarine.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


PEDRO IS THE WHEN AND THE HOW, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: To tell us that it is forbidden %to be happy
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


PELAGIUS, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea shall praise him and the shores bear part
Last Line: In every likeness of a little child.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Mankind; Religion; Sea; Soul; Human Race; Theology; Ocean


PENELOPE JOANNA, by BONNIE JACOBSON    Poem Source                
First Line: Once a year joanna's husband leaves her
Last Line: Oh where has he gone, his poor wife cried, %my little hibiscus, my delicate boy--
Subject(s): Absence; Marriage; Sea


PENELOPE'S LOVER, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I read how once ulysses, far from home
Last Line: Dip toward penelope and ithaca.
Subject(s): Love; Mythology - Classical; Penelope (mythology); Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Sirens (mythology); Ulysses; Seamen; Sails; Ocean; Odysseus


PERFECTIONIST ON THE BEACH, by DEBORAH GOTTLIEB GARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: Eighty-six degrees, high tide
Last Line: The hard-packed sand and dove %into a creamy wave
Subject(s): Perfection; Sea


PERILOUS LIFE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Sea


PESCADERO PEBBLES, by CHARLES AUGUSTUS KEELER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Crash of the crystal surf all night on the wind-wild beaches
Last Line: And salt tears wet them and leave them aglow by the mad waves singing.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


PETIT MANAN, by ROBERT FARNSWORTH    Poem Source                
First Line: I know no fitting prayer for the margins
Last Line: The tideline, fixed by the moon's %indifferent aim across the water
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets; Sea; Water


PHANTOM SHIP, by JOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST    Poem Source                
First Line: We stood on the haunted island
Subject(s): Sea


PHENOMENOLOGY, by REGINALD SHEPHERD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: These weeks wide as a wave and white
Subject(s): Sea; Sirens (mythology); Drowning; Ocean


PHILOSOPHY, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Man that is born of a woman
Last Line: Down like a small flying gib
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


PHOSPHORESCENT SEA, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea scarce heaves in its calm sleep
Last Line: Dim sea's on fire around our barque.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Dreams; Sea; Sleep; Wind; Nightmares; Ocean


PICTURES, by CICELY FOX SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Some likes pictures o' women,' said bill, 'an' some likes 'orses best'
Last Line: "you paint me a ship as is like a ship . . . An' that'll do for me!'"
Subject(s): Sea; Ships & Shipping; Ocean


PICTURES OF TRAVEL: THE BALTIC, PART 1: 1. EVENING TWILIGHT, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: By ocean's pallid strand
Last Line: Smiling, illumed by the moon.
Subject(s): Baltic Sea; Sea Voyages


PICTURES OF TRAVEL: THE BALTIC, PART 1: 10. THE OCEAN'S SPECTRE, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: But I upon the ship's edge was lying
Last Line: "why, doctor, are you mad?"
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Soul; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


PICTURES OF TRAVEL: THE BALTIC, PART 1: 11. PURIFICATION, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Remain thou in thy ocean-depths
Last Line: And my rescued spirit rejoices.
Subject(s): Hearts; Sea Voyages; Ships & Shipping


PICTURES OF TRAVEL: THE BALTIC, PART 1: 12. PEACE, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: High in the heavens there stood the sun
Last Line: "praised be jesus christ!"
Subject(s): Holidays; Sea Voyages; Thanksgiving


PICTURES OF TRAVEL: THE BALTIC, PART 1: 3. THE NIGHT ON THE STRAND, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Starless and cold is the night
Last Line: "and a cough that proves quite eternal."
Subject(s): Baltic Sea; Sea Voyages


PICTURES OF TRAVEL: THE BALTIC, PART 1: 4. POSEIDON, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun's bright rays were playing
Last Line: And the silly daughters of nereus.
Subject(s): Goddesses & Gods; Mythology; Poseidon (mythology); Sea; Ocean


PICTURES OF TRAVEL: THE BALTIC, PART 1: 6. DECLARATION, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Onward glimmering came the evening
Last Line: "agnes, I love thee!"
Subject(s): Love; Sea; Ocean


PICTURES OF TRAVEL: THE BALTIC, PART 1: 7. IN THE CABIN AT NIGHT, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea its pearls possesseth
Last Line: In calm and radiant but excessive love.
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Sea; Tears; Ocean


PICTURES OF TRAVEL: THE BALTIC, PART 1: 8. STORM, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The tempest is raging
Last Line: Over the wide and tempest-toss'd sea.
Subject(s): Sea; Storms; Ocean


PICTURES OF TRAVEL: THE BALTIC, PART 1: 9. CALM AT SEA, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Calm at sea! His beams all radiant
Last Line: In his bill, again mounts upward.
Subject(s): Birds; Sea; Ocean


PICTURES OF TRAVEL: THE BALTIC, PART 2: 1. SEA SALUTATION, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thalatta! Thalatta!
Last Line: Thalatta! Thalatta!
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


PICTURES OF TRAVEL: THE BALTIC, PART 2: 10. SEA-SICKNESS, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The dark-grey clouds of the afternoon
Last Line: For thou art terra firma at least!
Subject(s): Sea Voyages; Sickness; Illness


PICTURES OF TRAVEL: THE BALTIC, PART 2: 11. IN HARBOUR, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Happy the man who arrives safe in harbour
Last Line: Whirleth the whole of the drunken world.
Subject(s): Homecoming; Sea Voyages


PICTURES OF TRAVEL: THE BALTIC, PART 2: 2. THUNDERSTORM, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Heavily lies on the ocean the storm
Last Line: "and thou, knight of the ring, polydeuces!"
Subject(s): Sea; Storms; Ocean


PICTURES OF TRAVEL: THE BALTIC, PART 2: 4. SUNSET, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The beauteous sun
Last Line: "and a face all wither'd and dry."
Subject(s): Evening; Sea; Sunset; Twilight; Ocean


PICTURES OF TRAVEL: THE BALTIC, PART 2: 5. THE SONG OF THE OCEANIDES, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Shadows of evening o'er ocean are falling
Last Line: And long I sat in the darkness, with weeping.
Subject(s): Love; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


PICTURES OF TRAVEL: THE BALTIC, PART 2: 7. QUESTIONS, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: By the sea, by the desert night-cover'd sea
Last Line: And a fool is awaiting an answer.
Subject(s): Riddles; Sea; Youth; Ocean


PIG MOON, TURTLE MOON, by BRIAN SWANN    Poem Source                
First Line: The moon's horns stick
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


PILOT, by GEORGE CHAPMAN (1559-1634)    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Man is a torch borne in the wind; a dream
Subject(s): Sea


PINE TO THE MARINER, by GEORGE TURBERVILLE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O man of little wit
Alternate Author Name(s): Turbervile, George
Subject(s): Sea


PIRATE TREASURE, by BERTON BRALEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, captain kidd was a pirate bold
Last Line: And a lot of sardine cans.
Subject(s): Pirates; Sea; Piracy; Buccaneers; Ocean


PIRATES OF PENANCE, by SHAWN STURGEON    Poem Source                
First Line: Well, often, standing upon the poop-deck
Last Line: But that wavy hair, those bedazzling eyes!
Subject(s): Boats; Sea


PITY THE SEA, by NOLANNE O'HAIR    Poem Text                
First Line: Pity not the little pines upon these sun-white dunes
Last Line: Clasping and unclasping impotent hands.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


PLAINT OF THE PINE, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I found a pine that shot its solemn bole
Last Line: "with a fear of the ocean, that knoweth not rest."
Subject(s): Dreams; Pine Trees; Sea; Trees; Nightmares; Ocean


PLEADING, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O lord, I cannot plead my love of thee
Last Line: The shallow conduit hails the unfathomed sea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): I Cannot Plead
Subject(s): God; Love; Sea; Ocean


PLEASANT SEA! / EARTH HAS NOT A PLAIN, by THOMAS CAMPBELL    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


PLUM ISLAND, by NATHANIEL BELLOWS    Poem Source                
First Line: Not really an island it is connected to mainland by marsh
Last Line: Wear the deep bruise of sweet pitted fruit the crop which %once flourished here plentiful spoiling o
Subject(s): Death; Fishing And Fishermen; Islands; Sea


PLYMOUTH HARBOUR, by EMILY N. HOXIE    Poem Text                
First Line: I little thought to see red sails
Last Line: In devon hills at dawning.
Subject(s): Plymouth, England; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


PLYMOUTH HARBOUR, by ERNEST RADFORD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, what know they of harbours
Last Line: Who toss not on the sea!
Subject(s): Plymouth, England; Sea; Ocean


POEM AS CARAVANSARY ERECTED TO ACCOMMODATE A CARAVAN OF SOUVENIRS, by ELISABETH BORCHERS    Poem Source                
First Line: Here disembarked to rest from torment and drudgery
Last Line: Of a never ending journey and vanishing happiness
Subject(s): Sea Voyages; Travel


POEM IN THE WAVE, by MATTHEW JOY    Poem Source                
First Line: Beams of sunlight %penetrate clouds
Last Line: Kaleidoscope of fascinations %from the sea
Subject(s): High School Students; Light; Sea; Teenagers; Waves


POEM TO SHOW THE TROUBLE THAT BEFELL HIM, by THOMAS PRYS    Poem Source                
First Line: I followed, o splendid season
Last Line: Before I will pillage or part %buy a ship, I'll be a shepherd
Variant Title(s): Trouble At Se
Subject(s): Sea; Travel


POEMS IN THE SEA, by MEDDIE MAZE LEBOLD    Poem Text                
First Line: You say there are no poems in the sea
Last Line: Your silver ship has cut across my dream.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Sea; Ocean


POET'S OBLIGATION, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To whomever is not listening to the sea
Last Line: Will make their answer to the shuttered heart
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets; Sea


POETIC EPIGRAMS: 19. BY THE SEA, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: White on each mounded wave
Last Line: As on a nameless grave.
Subject(s): Graves; Sea; Wind; Tombs; Tombstones; Ocean


POINT SHIRLEY, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From water-tower hill to the brick prison
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Boston; Sea; Ocean


POINT SHIRLEY, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From water-tower hill to the brick prison
Last Line: Against both bar and tower the black sea runs
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Boston; Sea


POOR JACK, by CHARLES DIBDIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Go patter to lubbers and swabs, do ye see
Last Line: Will look out a good berth for poor jack!
Alternate Author Name(s): Dibdin, Charles Isaac Mungo; Dibdin, Charles, Jr.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


POOR OLD JOE (CHANTY), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Old joe is dead, and gone to hell
Subject(s): Sea


PORT ADMIRAL, by FREDERICK MARRYAT    Poem Source                
First Line: Twas at the landing-place that's just below mount wyse
Subject(s): Sea


PORT OF MANY SHIPS, by JOHN MASEFIELD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It's a sunny pleasant anchorage, is kingdom come
Alternate Author Name(s): Masefield, John Edward
Subject(s): Sea


PORT, THIS PORT OF VALPARAISO, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Toward the implacable sea
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


PORTO RICO, by GEORGE E. BOWEN    Poem Text                
First Line: Oh, the soft blue waves of the southern sea
Last Line: That is what it seems to be.
Subject(s): Freedom; Islands; Puerto Ricans - New York City; South Sea Islands; Liberty


PORTOLA CANNERY POEM, by WILLIAM WITHERUP    Poem Source                
First Line: Bells ring furiously
Last Line: In a medieval drawing
Subject(s): Marine Animals; Poetry And Poets; Sea


PORTUGUESE MAN-OF-WAR, by STEPHANIE DICKINSON    Poem Source                
First Line: For breakfast she drank three of his canned margaritas with fresh
Last Line: Neck. His stays work into her ribs, making her breathless
Subject(s): Sea Monsters


POSEIDON'S BRIDE, by ELIOT KAYS STONE    Poem Text                
First Line: Poseidon comes riding, riding, riding, over the ocean to me
Last Line: Come with poseidon for me.
Subject(s): Atlantis; Brides; Mythology - Classical; Poseidon (mythology); Sea; Ocean


POSEIDON'S LAW, by RUDYARD KIPLING    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When the robust and brass-bound man commissioned first for sea
Subject(s): Sea


PRAYER AT SEA AFTER VICTORY, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Through evening's bright repose
Last Line: Oh! To the banner and the shrine be true!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Prayer; Sea Battles; Victory; Naval Warfare


PRAYER TO THE OCEAN, by GEORGE SANTAYANA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What wilt thou yield, great ocean, to thy lover
Last Line: Wilt thou yield up to me?
Subject(s): God; Sea; Ocean


PRIDE'S CROSSING, by JAMES TATE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When the railroad meets the sea
Subject(s): Railroads; Sea; Togetherness; Railways; Trains; Ocean


PROEM, by AMELIA WOODWARD TRUESDELL    Poem Text                
First Line: Tells the cumbrous page historic how the missions rose / and fell
Last Line: As loved tagus or as darro from granada's rugged steep.
Subject(s): Andalusia, Spain; History; Missions & Missionaries; Sea Voyages; Historians


PROEM DEDICATORY: EPISTLE FROM MOUNT TMOLOUS; TO RICHARD H. STODDARY, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O friend, were you but couched on tmolous'
Last Line: Of the world's tardy praise, shall make them dear.
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Apollo; Earth; Mythology - Classical; Pan (mythology); Sea; Singing & Singers; World; Ocean


PROGRESS, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Is it a wave we catch at
Last Line: To voyage the universe?
Subject(s): Dreams; Faith; Sea; Universe; Nightmares; Belief; Creed; Ocean


PROMETHEUS UNBOUND: THE RED SEA, by AESCHYLUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To the scarlet plain and the holy place
Last Line: With soft warm drafts from the gentle stream.
Subject(s): Red Sea


PROVIDENCE, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When I was far from the sea's voice and vastness
Last Line: Is not without a meaning for mankind.
Subject(s): God; Mankind; Memory; Sea; Human Race; Ocean


PSALM 104, by OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE    Poem Source                
First Line: Unnamable god, you are fathomless
Subject(s): Religion; Sea


PSALM 77, by OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE    Poem Text                
First Line: To thee my crying call
Last Line: And to glad pasturs brought
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


PSALM 77, by OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE    Poem Source                
First Line: Let children hear the mighty deeds
Subject(s): Sea


PSALMS OF THE SEA: THE CONVERT, by EVERETT BOSTON    Poem Text                
First Line: The lord is my shepherd on the meadows of the sea
Last Line: In the short leisure and simple words of the sea.
Subject(s): Religion; Sea; Theology; Ocean


PUNGENT EVENING, by SAADI YOUSSEF    Poem Source                
First Line: In the air that staggers between seashells
Last Line: And the burning smell of grilled crabs, %and this wet shirt
Alternate Author Name(s): Youssef, Saddi; Yusuf, Sa'di
Subject(s): Fishing And Fishermen; Night; Sea; Smells


PUTTING TO SEA, by LOUISE BOGAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Who, in the dark, has cast the harbor-chain?
Last Line: And learn, with joy, the gulf, the vast, the deep
Alternate Author Name(s): Holden, Raymond, Mrs.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


PUTTING TO SEA, by LOUISE BOGAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Who, in the dark, has cast the harbor-chain?
Last Line: And learn, with joy, the gulf, the vast, the deep
Alternate Author Name(s): Holden, Raymond, Mrs.
Subject(s): Sea


QE2. TRANSATLANTIC CROSSING. THIRD DAY., by RITA DOVE    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Panel of gray silk. Liquefied ashes. Dingy percale tugged over
Last Line: Well, I'd get off if I knew where to go
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


QUA CURSUM VENTUS, by ARTHUR HUGH CLOUGH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As ships, becalmed at eve, that lay
Last Line: At last, at last, unite them there!
Variant Title(s): Becalmed At Eve
Subject(s): Absence; Sea; Separation; Isolation; Ocean


QUAKER GRAVEYARD IN NANTUCKET, by ROBERT LOWELL    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A brackish reach of shoal off madaket
Last Line: The lord survives the rainbow of his will
Subject(s): Sea; Whales


QUATORZAINS: 8. TO SILENCE, by THOMAS LOVELL BEDDOES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Huge, viewless ocean into which we cast
Last Line: And to our ears upon the wind are swung.
Subject(s): Memory; Sea; Silence; Ocean


QUATRAIN, by ALCUIN    Poem Text                
First Line: The sea is the road of the bold
Last Line: And fountain of the rains.
Alternate Author Name(s): Flaccus+(1); Albinus
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


QUESTIONS, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: By the sea, by the waste, nocturnal sea
Subject(s): Sea


QUIA MULTUM AMAVIT, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Am I not he that hath made thee and begotten thee
Last Line: 18 brumaire, an 78.
Subject(s): God; Heaven; Sea; Soul; Paradise; Ocean


RAPTURE, by GEOFF PETERSON    Poem Source                
First Line: At death of makin-meang
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


RAVEN BOAT, by NORA MARKS DAUENHAUER    Poem Source                
First Line: The rapids are very scary
Last Line: When they awaited the schooner
Subject(s): Alaska; Boats; Native Americans; Sailors And Sailing; Sea Voyages


RECOMPENSE, by GRACE NOLL CROWELL    Poem Text                
First Line: I never have had a look at the sea
Last Line: And of seas, they are a part.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


RECOMPENSE, by EDWARD BLISS REED    Poem Text                
First Line: Where the green fir-tips meet the sapphire sky
Last Line: For you can sing.
Subject(s): Love; Sailing & Sailors; Sea Voyages


RECOURSE OF DRIFTING, by TENAYA DARLINGTON    Poem Source                
First Line: Year after year, somehow you never interrupted me
Last Line: Washing up against me
Subject(s): Loss; Man-woman Relationships; Sea; Tragedy


RED CANOE, by CHARLES EDWARD EATON    Poem Source                
First Line: Now that he had grown older lame and stiff
Last Line: I have tumbled down and down toward that blue distance %if nothing can hold me on the mountain it wi
Subject(s): Mountains; Sea


RED SEA, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: When moses wuz leadin' the israelites, red sea
Subject(s): African Americans - Song And Music; Black Songs; Red Sea


RED SEA,' INDEED! TALK NOT TO ME, by EMILY DICKINSON                    Poet's Biography
Last Line: What wine in the fatigue!
Variant Title(s): Poem: 1642; Poem: 168
Subject(s): Red Sea


RED SNAILS, by MAE BAKER HENLINE    Poem Text                
First Line: Mere pin points on the horizon
Last Line: Red sails when the journey's done!
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Sun; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


REEFING TOPSAILS, by WALTER MITCHELL    Poem Source                
First Line: Three hand-spike raps on the forward hatch
Subject(s): Sea; Storms


REINCARNATION, by KAY BOYLE    Poem Source                
First Line: There is death in the house
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


REMEMBERING THE SEA ELEPHANT, by WILLIAM PITT ROOT    Poem Source                
First Line: Perhaps it is time for candor
Subject(s): Candor; Environment; Sea Monsters


REMINISCENCE, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text                
First Line: There are tales to be told of the land and the sea
Last Line: The soul's eternity.
Subject(s): Future Life; Sea Voyages; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


REMORSE, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I wrote my remorse on a forest-leaf
Last Line: I shall never know!
Subject(s): Egypt; Grief; Remorse; Sea; Sphinx; Wind; Sorrow; Sadness; Ocean


REPUBLIC AND MOTHERLAND, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Up the vast harbor with the morning sun
Last Line: Thy mayflower crossed the sea.
Subject(s): Dreams; Explorers; Nations; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Nightmares; Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers; Ocean


REQUIEM, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where, oh where, should love be laid?
Last Line: Human hearts are made.
Subject(s): Eyes; Hearts; Kisses; Love; Night; Sea; Wind; Bedtime; Ocean


REQUIESCAT IN PACE, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The end with outstretched hands
Last Line: Lord of eternal rest!
Subject(s): Death; Sea; Tears; Dead, The; Ocean


RESCUE, by JEAN STARR UNTERMEYER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Wind and wave and the swinging rope
Last Line: But not of you.
Subject(s): Death; Love; Sea; Dead, The; Ocean


RESIGNATION: PART 1: SEASCAPE, by EDWARD YOUNG (1683-1765)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: But though full noble is my theme
Last Line: Dead bards stench every coast.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


RESPITE, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The mighty conflict, which we call existence
Last Line: Grant us a respite in the grave between.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Bodies; Life; Sea; Soul; Ocean


REST AT THE MERCY HOUSE, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Because nature doesn't specialize
Last Line: A momentary rest.
Subject(s): Sea; Travel; Ocean; Journeys; Trips


REST ERE AND LOOK DOWN ON THE TREMULOUS DEEP, by WILLIAM BELL SCOTT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


RETROSPECT, by RUPERT BROOKE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In your arms was still delight
Last Line: Mataiea, january 1914
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings; South Sea Islands


RETURN, by JOHN FORBES    Poem Source                
First Line: I often dream about the ocean
Last Line: & the sudden atmosphere of drama
Subject(s): Sea; Seashore


RETURN, by ALFRED FRANCIS KREYMBORG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The body of her eyes
Last Line: That brings you the sea.
Subject(s): Bodies; Eyes; Sea; Ocean


RETURNING, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: So many profiles of death line my face
Last Line: And finally we will be silent. Gracias
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


REUBEN RANZO (CHANTY), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: O do you know old reuben ranzo?
Subject(s): Sea


RHYME-PROSE ON THE SEA, by MU HUA    Poem Source                
First Line: Long ago, when emperor shun of kuei was still minister to yao of t'ang
Last Line: Of all things and creatures, all species alive, %what does it possess, what does it not?
Subject(s): Mythology - Chinese; Sea


RIDDLES OF MERLIN, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As I was walking / alone by the sea
Last Line: "sunrise for west."
Subject(s): Dreams; Riddles; Sea; Sun; Nightmares; Ocean


RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER: PART 1, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It is an ancient mariner
Last Line: I shot the albatross
Subject(s): Sea


RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER: PART 2, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun now rose upon the right: %out of the sea came he
Last Line: Instead of the cross, the albatross %about my neck was hung
Subject(s): Birds; Sea


RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER: PART 3, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There passed a weary time. Each throat %was parched, and glazed each eye
Last Line: And every soul, it passed me by, %like the whizz of my cross-bow
Subject(s): Birds; Sea


RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER: PART 4, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I fear thee, ancient mariner! %I fear thy skinny hand!
Last Line: The albatross fell off, and sank %like lead into the sea
Subject(s): Birds; Love; Sea


RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER: PART 5, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh sleep! It is a gentle thing
Last Line: Quoth he, 'the man hath pennance done, %and pennance more will do'
Variant Title(s): The Ancient Mariner Refreshed By Sleep And Rai
Subject(s): Sea


RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER: PART 6, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: But tell me, tell me! Speak again
Last Line: He'll shrive my soul, he'll wash away %the albatross's blood
Subject(s): Birds; Sea


RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER: PART 7, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This hermit good lives in that wood
Last Line: A sadder and wiser man, %he rose the morrow morn
Subject(s): Religion; Sea


RIO GRANDE (CHANTY), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Where are you going to, my pretty maid?
Subject(s): Sea


RIPTIDE, by HEIDY STEIDLMAYER    Poem Source                
First Line: The sea gives rise
Last Line: And come to nothing
Subject(s): Sea


RIVER AND SEA, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We stood by the river that swept
Last Line: "to those who have looked on the sea."
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Lakes; Rivers; Sea; Pools; Ponds; Ocean


RIVETS, by N. S. OLDS    Poem Source                
First Line: My grandfather's hands were wise and hard
Subject(s): Labor And Laborers; Sea


ROCK IN THE SEA, by HENRY AMES BLOOD    Poem Source                
First Line: They say that yonder rock once towered
Subject(s): Sea


ROCKS, by NATALIE M. HANCOCK    Poem Text                
First Line: Rocks - hoary with age - bearded with barnacles - crouching low
Last Line: Is it the music of god, turning life's pages?
Subject(s): Sea; Stones; Tides; Ocean; Granite; Rocks


RODGERS & VICTORY: TIT FOR TAT, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: John bull, who has for ten years past
Last Line: And strike aloud the merry stave %of yankee doodle dandy
Subject(s): American Revolution; Little Belt (ship); Navy - United States; Rodgers, John (1773-1838); Sea Battles


ROGERS AND VICTORY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: One night it was bout nine o'clock
Last Line: Dey get it hot, as dey could sup, %hotter as french brandy
Subject(s): American Revolution; Navy - United States; President (ship); Rodgers, John (1773-1838); Sea Battles


ROGUE WAVE, by RICHARD FOERSTER    Poem Source                
First Line: This morning near my house, a wave swept up
Last Line: Struck, lit only by a klieg-lamp's narrow gaze
Subject(s): Death - Children; Disappeared Persons; Grief; Sea Gulls; Seashore; Storms; Waves


ROLL AND GO (CHANTY), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: There was a ship - she sailed to spain
Subject(s): Sea


ROLL ON, THOU DEEP AND DARK BLUE OCEAN, ROLL, by CHARLES STUART CALVERLEY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Volvere, caeruleis fundoque carentibus undis
Last Line: Qualis in aeternum labere volubilis aevum
Subject(s): Sea


ROLL THE COTTON DOWN (CHANTY), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Come roll the cotton down, my boys
Subject(s): Sea


RONDEAU, by ANN RADCLIFFE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Soft as yon silver ray, that sleeps
Last Line: So soft, so true, with thee shall rest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ward, Ann
Subject(s): Love; Sea; Ocean


RONDEL: 1, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Far have you come, my lady, from the town
Last Line: Since I am sworn to live my life.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Forests; Life; Love; Sea; Woods; Ocean


ROSAMUND, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: One soweth and another reapeth
Last Line: Too true! Too true!
Subject(s): Death; Love; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Spain; Women; Dead, The; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


ROSES ON A BRIER, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Where shall be no more sea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Sea


ROUGH SEA, by ARCHILOCHUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Glaucus, look! At sea already splashing waves are swelling high
Last Line: Sign of storm to come, and panic comes upon us suddenly.
Alternate Author Name(s): Archilochos
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


ROUGH SEAS, THAT SPARE NOT ANY MAN, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


ROUGHCHIN, THE PIRATE, by ARTHUR BOSWELL    Poem Source                
First Line: Sometimes when I wake up I lie
Subject(s): Sea


ROUND CAPE HORN', by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Ask any question in this town
Subject(s): Sea


ROVER'S SONG, by ELIZA COOK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm afloat! I'm afloat on the fierce rolling tide
Last Line: Hurrah, boys! Hurrah, boys! The rover is free!
Subject(s): Sea; Wandering & Wanderers; Ocean; Wanderlust; Vagabonds; Tramps; Hoboes


ROYAL VICTORY OBTAINED AGAINST THE DUTCH FLEET, 1665, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Let england, and ireland, and scotland rejoice
Subject(s): Sea


RUNAROUND SUE AND MISTER KIDD, by THOMAS WILLARD CLARK    Poem Source                
First Line: On a calm sea everybody is a pilot
Last Line: But the big ship plunged on into the night
Alternate Author Name(s): Clark, Tom
Subject(s): Sea Pilots


RUNAWAY CHORUS (CHANTY), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: What shall we do with a drunken sailor?
Subject(s): Sea


SABRINA, by LUCRETIA MARIA DAVIDSON    Poem Text                
First Line: Isle of the ocean, say, whence comest thou?
Last Line: Thou spark from the fallen one's wide flaming wing.
Subject(s): Azores; Islands; Mountains; Sea; Hills; Downs (great Britain); Ocean


SAD STORY, by KEVIN PRUFER    Poem Source                
First Line: The waves are not part of us. What sand they touch and overskim
Last Line: This sand is a handful of forgetting, an eyeful of pain. Blooddrop of pain
Subject(s): Depression, Mental; Sea


SAFETY ON THE SHORE, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What though the sea be calme? Trust to the shore
Last Line: Ships have been drown'd, where late they danc't before.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SAGA OF LEIF THE LUCKY, SELS., by WILLIAM HERVEY ALLEN JR.    Poem Source                
First Line: Leif was a man's name
Alternate Author Name(s): Allen, Hervey
Subject(s): Leif Ericsson; Sea


SAIDA, by WILLIAM WITHERUP    Poem Source                
First Line: Your body, turning lightly in bed
Last Line: A unicorn cutting his flesh on the coral
Subject(s): Commuters; Sea; Ships And Shipping; Tourists; Travel


SAIL AND OAR, by ROBERT RANKE GRAVES    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Womsn sails, man must row
Subject(s): Sea


SAIL-BOAT (BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI), by LOUISE CRENSHAW RAY    Poem Text                
First Line: All day your snowy sails, rose marigold
Last Line: With music of a magic ocean shell.
Subject(s): Anchors; Flowers; Marigolds; Sea; Ocean


SAILING HOME FROM RAPALLO, by ROBERT LOWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Your nurse could only speak italian,
Variant Title(s): Life Studies: Sailing Home From Rapallo
Subject(s): Italy; Mothers; Death; Sea Voyages; Cemeteries; Fathers; Italians; Dead, The; Graveyards


SAILOR, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: A sailor is blythe and bonny o
Subject(s): Sea


SAILOR AND INLAND FLOWER, by HAMISH MACLAREN    Poem Source                
First Line: The stars never had any mystery for me
Subject(s): Sea


SAILOR LADDIE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: My love has been in london city
Subject(s): Sea


SAILOR MAN, by H. SEWALL BAILEY    Poem Source                
First Line: He was one who followed
Subject(s): Sea


SAILOR'S APOLOGY FOR BOW-LEGS, by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There's some is born with their legs straight
Subject(s): Sea


SAILOR'S DELIGHT, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: How happy are we now the wind is abaft
Subject(s): Sea


SAILOR'S HARBOR, by HENRY REED    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My thoughts, like sailors becalmed in cape town harbor
Subject(s): Sea


SAILOR'S SONG, by HAZEL HARPER HARRIS    Poem Source                
First Line: As I sail home to galveston
Subject(s): Galveston, Texas; Sea


SAILOR'S WARNING, by MICHAEL FITZGERALD PAGE    Poem Source                
First Line: Now quietly falls the night whose crimson dawn
Subject(s): Sea


SAILS, by FLORENCE O'BRIEN    Poem Text                
First Line: To fancy sails upon the seas
Last Line: And bring my love to me.
Subject(s): Absence; Sea; Separation; Isolation; Ocean


SAILS, by GEORGE STERLING    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the growing haste of the world
Subject(s): Sea; Ships And Shipping


SALCOMBE SEAMAN'S FLAUNT TO THE PROUD PIRATE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: A lofty ship from salcombe came
Subject(s): Sea


SALLY BROWN (CHANTY), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: O sally brown of new york city
Subject(s): Sea


SALLY SIMKIN'S LAMENT, by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! What is that comes gliding in
Last Line: To break off in the middle.'
Subject(s): Sea; Sharks; Ocean


SALT AND SUNNY DAYS, by PHILIP BOURKE MARSTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, silent glory of the summer day!
Last Line: And beats and blinds the following wind with spray!
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SALT SEA, by KIM CHONGSAM    Poem Source                
First Line: I am as old and outworn as my shoes
Last Line: No fork of a road of death, either
Subject(s): Sea


SALT WATER STORY, by RICHARD HUGO                    Poet's Biography
First Line: He loved his cabin: there
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SALT WATER STORY, by RICHARD HUGO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He loved his cabin: there
Last Line: He is the one who waves
Subject(s): Sea


SALT WATER'S LURE, by VIRGINIA WAINWRIGHT    Poem Text                
First Line: I always lived beside the wave and spray
Last Line: With boats and fog. Would life were otherwise.
Subject(s): Hearts; Sea; Trees; Ocean


SALTON SEA, by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN FIELD    Poem Text                
First Line: O glittering, heartless, fearful sea
Last Line: Have forced a gate to paradise.
Alternate Author Name(s): Field, Ben
Subject(s): Lakes; Salton Sea, California; Pools; Ponds


SALUD, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Salud, we called out every day
Last Line: Of ourselves. Salud!
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


SALUTE TO DONALD DAVIE, by ELEANOR WILNER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Imagine david, how a single
Last Line: Though only for a visit.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilner, Eleanor Rand
Subject(s): England; Hunting; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Waves; English; Hunters; Ocean


SAND & SPRAY: SEA-SYMPHONY. 1. THE GALE, by JOHN GOULD FLETCHER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Pale green-white, in a gallop across the sky
Last Line: His transient tragic destiny.
Subject(s): Sea; Storms; Ocean


SAND & SPRAY: SEA-SYMPHONY. 2. VARIATIONS: 1. SAILBOATS, by JOHN GOULD FLETCHER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Light as thin-winged swallows pirouetting and gyrating
Last Line: Heeling and tossing about in the estuary.
Subject(s): Boats; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


SAND & SPRAY: SEA-SYMPHONY. 2. VARIATIONS: 2. THE TIDE, by JOHN GOULD FLETCHER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The tide makes music
Last Line: With rustle of scales.
Subject(s): Sea; Tides; Ocean


SAND & SPRAY: SEA-SYMPHONY. 2. VARIATIONS: 3. THE SANDS, by JOHN GOULD FLETCHER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Shalllow pools of water
Last Line: Oozing upwards slowly in the dark wind-wrinkled sand.
Subject(s): Sea; Seashore; Wind; Ocean; Beach; Coast; Shore


SAND & SPRAY: SEA-SYMPHONY. 3. VARIATIONS: 1. GROUNDSWELL, by JOHN GOULD FLETCHER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: With heavy doleful clamour, hour on hour, and day on day
Last Line: The muddy groundswell lifts and breaks and falls and slides away.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SAND & SPRAY: SEA-SYMPHONY. 3. VARIATIONS: 2. SNOW AT SEA, by JOHN GOULD FLETCHER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Silently fell / the snow on the waters
Last Line: In the winter evening.
Subject(s): Sea; Snow; Ocean


SAND & SPRAY: SEA-SYMPHONY. 3. VARIATIONS: 3. NIGHT WIND, by JOHN GOULD FLETCHER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Wind of the night, wind of the long cool shadows
Last Line: The night is cool and quiet and the wind has crept to the sea.
Subject(s): Sea; Wind; Ocean


SAND & SPRAY: SEA-SYMPHONY. 3. VARIATIONS: 5. TIDE OF STORMS, by JOHN GOULD FLETCHER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Crooked, crawling tide with long wet fingers
Last Line: Night-winds shall brokenly whisper our bitter, tragic story.
Subject(s): Sea; Storms; Ocean


SAND & SPRAY: SEA-SYMPHONY. 4. THE CALM, by JOHN GOULD FLETCHER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the morning I saw three great ships
Last Line: Becalmed on an infinite horizon.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SAND CASTLE, by CONSTANCE ANDREA KEREMES    Poem Source                
First Line: Sandra built a castle out of sand
Subject(s): Sea


SAND SCRIBBLINGS, SELS., by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Boxes on the beach are empty
Subject(s): Sea


SAND, FLIES, AND FISH, by MONG-LAN    Poem Source                
First Line: I take a glass of the expiring sun, sipping it
Last Line: Born, where he died. It was probably best that %he didn't see anything else but this sun
Subject(s): Cambodia; Death; Fishing And Fishermen; Life; San Francisco; Sea; Vietnam


SANDPIPER, by CHARLOTTE SHAPIRO ZOLOTOW    Poem Source                
First Line: Look at the little sandpiper
Subject(s): Sea


SANDPIPERS, by MARILYN LERCH    Poem Source                
First Line: Sandpipers tango
Last Line: On allegretto feet %between the bar lines
Subject(s): Sea; Sea Monsters


SANTIAGO, by THOMAS ALLIBONE JANVIER    Poem Text                
First Line: In the stagnant pride of an outworn race
Last Line: So the fight was won that our sampson planned!
Subject(s): Santiago, Battle Of (1898); Santiago, Cuba; Sea Battles; Spanish-american War (1898); Naval Warfare


SANTORINI MIST, by LIANA SAKELLIOU-SCHULTZ    Poem Source                
First Line: The old say %it's moisture rolling in from the sea
Last Line: To break calmly %over my muscular earth
Subject(s): Mist; Santorini Island, Greece; Sea


SATIA TE SANGWINE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If you loved me ever so little
Last Line: I hope he will some day die.
Variant Title(s): Satia Te Sanguine
Subject(s): Death; Grief; Hearts; Love - Loss Of; Sea; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness; Ocean


SAYLOR'S SONG, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: We seamen are the bonny boys
Subject(s): Sea


SCHOONER FLIGHT, by DEREK WALCOTT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In idle august, while the sea soft
Last Line: Shabine sang to you from the depths of the sea
Subject(s): Sea Voyages; West Indies


SCRIMSHAW, by NANCY ROXBURY KNUTSON    Poem Source                
First Line: There's something wrong
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


SEA, by JORGE LUIS BORGES    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Before our human dream (or terror) wove
Last Line: Who is the sea, and who am I? The day %that follows my last agony shall say
Subject(s): Depression, Mental; Sea; Violence


SEA, by LLOYD FRANKENBERG    Poem Source                
First Line: In the midmost of ocean
Subject(s): Sea


SEA, by PATRICIA GOEDICKE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Few think of its going on %when we are inland
Last Line: Nearer and nearer the doors banging shut far beyond our farms
Subject(s): Boats; Man-woman Relationships; Sailors And Sailing; Sea


SEA, by DON GORDON    Poem Source                
First Line: Sea is wild marble waiting a stonecutter's
Subject(s): Sea


SEA, by KIM TONGMYONG    Poem Source                
First Line: I restore my youth
Last Line: Who bring exotic dreams from afar; %my heart rises and falls like weeds
Subject(s): Sea


SEA, by CHI-HA KIM    Poem Source                
First Line: Now I'll go %to the sea
Last Line: Or the pure land
Subject(s): Future Life; Prisons And Prisoners; Sea


SEA, by DAVID HERBERT LAWRENCE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You, you are all unloving, loveless, you
Last Line: Sea, you shadow of all things, now mock us to death with %your shadowing
Alternate Author Name(s): Lawrence, D. H.
Subject(s): Sea


SEA, by KATHERINE MANSFIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea called - I lay on the rocks and said
Last Line: "come closer."
Alternate Author Name(s): Murry, John Middleton, Mrs.; Beauchamp, Kathleen
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA, by CEES NOOTEBOOM    Poem Source                
First Line: What you imagine is my voice, that rustling and complaint
Last Line: And sit down and write
Subject(s): Sea Voyages; Travel


SEA, by KEN NOYLE    Poem Source                
First Line: I have seen the sea in many moods
Subject(s): Sea


SEA, by JAMES REEVES    Poem Source                
First Line: The sea is a hungry dog
Last Line: So quiet, so quiet, he scarcely snores
Subject(s): Sea


SEA, by WILLIAM BELL SCOTT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: These forward waves, we feign they try
Subject(s): Sea


SEA, by YI SONGBU    Poem Source                
First Line: The sea does not boast
Last Line: The sea sinks blue blade into her breast
Subject(s): Sea


SEA (1), by SEKINE HIROSHI    Poem Source                
First Line: Water definitely icy
Last Line: I feel somewhat better now
Subject(s): Sea


SEA (2), by SEKINE HIROSHI    Poem Source                
First Line: Walking along the arakawa's concrete embankment
Last Line: No joke, this place is not the sea
Subject(s): Sea


SEA (3), by SEKINE HIROSHI    Poem Source                
First Line: What's in the sea? She asked
Last Line: What's in the sea? She asked
Subject(s): Sea


SEA - IN CALM, by BRYAN WALLER PROCTER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Look what immortal floods the sunset pours
Alternate Author Name(s): Cornwall, Barry; Proctor, Bryan Waller
Subject(s): Sea


SEA AND SHORE, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Have you marked how the sea with foam
Last Line: When the tide sets out to sea.
Subject(s): Farewell; Home; Love; Sea; Singing & Singers; Parting; Ocean; Songs


SEA AND THE HILLS, by RUDYARD KIPLING    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Who hath desired the sea? - the sight of salt water unbounded
Last Line: So and otherwise men desire their hill
Subject(s): Sea


SEA AND THE MIRROR (COMMENT ON SHAKESPEARE'S THE TEMPEST), by WYSTAN HUGH AUDEN                    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Auden, W. H.
Subject(s): Sea


SEA BURIAL, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Through the sea's crust of prisms looking up
Last Line: And ran on grass as if it could not die
Subject(s): Funerals - At Sea; World War Ii; Burials At Sea; Second World War


SEA BURIAL, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Through the sea's crust of prisms looking up
Last Line: The memory that kissed a mountain girl %and ran on grass as if it could not die
Subject(s): Funerals - At Sea; World War Ii


SEA BURIAL, by ROBINA MONKMAN    Poem Source                
First Line: Lower him gently, gently, now
Subject(s): Funerals - At Sea


SEA BURIAL, by CHARLES PERDU    Poem Source                
First Line: In motley garb the still survivors stand
Last Line: Uniform in death as in life, %ready to be tipped with final taps %back into nature
Subject(s): Funerals - At Sea


SEA BURIAL, by ROBERTA STILES    Poem Source                
First Line: At night, the heard defiant waters creep
Subject(s): Funerals - At Sea


SEA BURIAL FROM THE CRUISER REVE, by RICHARD GHORMLEY EBERHART    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She is now water and air
Last Line: Who was earth and fire
Subject(s): Funerals - At Sea


SEA BURIAL, FR. MARDI, by HERMAN MELVILLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We drop our dead in the sea
Last Line: Deeper down in the bottomless sea.
Subject(s): Funerals - At Sea; Burials At Sea


SEA CALL, by STANTON ARTHUR COBLENTZ    Poem Text                
First Line: Across a thousand leagues of hill and plain
Last Line: Days lonely as the sea, and salt as bitterest brine!
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA CALLS, SELS., by JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou art not clamorous
Subject(s): Sea


SEA CHANGE, by W. F. BOLTON    Poem Source                
First Line: And now, and now,
Last Line: And all sense finally ends
Subject(s): Change; Sea


SEA CHANTY, by GREGORY NUNZIO CORSO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My mother hates the sea
Last Line: - thy mother's feet - was its answer
Alternate Author Name(s): Corso, Gregory
Subject(s): Mothers; Sea


SEA DIRGE, by CHARLES LUTWIDGE DODGSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There are certain things - as, a spider, a ghost
Alternate Author Name(s): Carroll, Lewis
Subject(s): Sea


SEA DREAM, by FREDERICK RIDGELY TORRENCE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sometimes at night a song comes flying
Last Line: Singing of marvels in the body's dark.
Subject(s): Dreams; Sea; Nightmares; Ocean


SEA DREAMINGS, by ABRAM JOSEPH RYAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To-day a bird on wings as white as foam
Last Line: My heart, is thy only resting place.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA DREAMS, by EDWARD BLISS REED    Poem Text                
First Line: Sailor, sailor, why must you go
Last Line: Playing with dreams by the sea.
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea Voyages; Tides; Water


SEA DREAMS, by JACK RICE    Poem Text                
First Line: How can I stay here, a thousand miles from the sea?
Last Line: Are green ... Like the green sea-foam!
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA DREAMS, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A city clerk, but gently born and bred
Last Line: Your own will be the sweeter,' and they slept.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA DRIFT, by EILEEN BERRY    Poem Source                
First Line: They would sit, two or three of them as a rule, on the cast-iron seat
Last Line: The slow pace of nature's change gave them some kind of peace
Subject(s): Boats; Fishing And Fishermen; Marine Animals; Sea; Shrimp


SEA FLIGHT, by HELEN WALLER    Poem Text                
First Line: The sea has heard your challenge. Here the wide
Last Line: To conquer her unchallenged mystery.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA FRET, by TERESA HOOLEY    Poem Source                
First Line: It's the wave of the sea in my blood, and I'll never be free
Subject(s): Sea


SEA GEMS, by EVON DESSINS    Poem Text                
First Line: Blue turquoise waves
Last Line: From the noon sun.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA GHOSTS, by EDGAR DANIEL KRAMER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Over the waters
Last Line: "in the wind tonight!"
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA GODS: 1, by HILDA DOOLITTLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They say there is no hope
Last Line: Along your ragged beach.
Alternate Author Name(s): H. D.; Aldington, Richard, Mrs.
Subject(s): Bible; Sea; Ocean


SEA GODS: 2, by HILDA DOOLITTLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: But we bring violets
Last Line: Of your own white surf.
Alternate Author Name(s): H. D.; Aldington, Richard, Mrs.
Subject(s): Bible; Poetry & Poets; Sea; Ocean


SEA GODS: 3, by HILDA DOOLITTLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For you will come
Last Line: And cherish and shelter us.
Alternate Author Name(s): H. D.; Aldington, Richard, Mrs.
Subject(s): Bible; Sea; Ocean


SEA GULLS, by EDWIN JOHN PRATT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For one carved instant as they flew
Alternate Author Name(s): Pratt, E. J.
Subject(s): Sea


SEA HARVEST, by WILSON PUGSLEY MACDONALD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea has furrows
Last Line: Strange are mortal souls forevermore.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA HEALING, by HELEN WALLER    Poem Text                
First Line: I will not seek in a lowering tide
Last Line: Of broken longing from a gull's white throat.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA HUNGER, by JOHN HANLON MITCHELL    Poem Source                
First Line: Wail of a waking wind in a far-flung ... Field
Subject(s): Sea


SEA IN BONDAGE, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hark to the long resilient surge o' ... Tide
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Sea


SEA IN MY WORDS, by FOLKE ISAKSSON    Poem Source                
First Line: The sea is alwayst in my words
Last Line: Into a triumphant arch
Subject(s): Birds; Gulls; Memory; Sea Voyages; Storms


SEA IS HIS, by EDWARD SANDFORD MARTIN    Poem Source                
First Line: Almighty wisdom made the land
Subject(s): Sea


SEA JEALOUSY, by FORD MADOX FORD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cast not your looks upon the wan grey sea
Last Line: Of droned sea song.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hueffer, Ford Hermann; Hueffer, Ford Madox
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA LAND, by FREDERIC FAIRCHILD SHERMAN    Poem Text                
First Line: Vexed with herself, the sea returning sighs
Last Line: She gives herself to slumber and to dreams.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA LAVENDER, by LOUISE MOREY BOWMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My puritan grandmother! - I see her now
Last Line: In her dear treasures of sea shells and weed.
Subject(s): Beauty; Grandparents; Sea; Shells; Treasures; Weeds; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers; Ocean; Conchology


SEA LEVEL, by EDITH T. NEWCOMB    Poem Text                
First Line: From misted mountain heights the road
Last Line: To me.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA LONGING, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A thousand miles beyond this sun-steeped wall
Last Line: Less than the sea-gulls calling to the sea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA LOVE, by CHARLOTTE MEW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tide be runnin' the great world over
Last Line: Than the wind goin' over my hand.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA LOVE, by JOHN RICHARD MORELAND    Poem Text                
First Line: O I am never lonely if I can smell the sea
Last Line: In the dawn.
Subject(s): Love; Sea; Ocean


SEA LULLABY, by ELINOR WYLIE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The old moon is tarnished
Alternate Author Name(s): Benet, William Rose, Mrs.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA LULLABY, by ELINOR WYLIE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The old moon is tarnished
Last Line: Now in silence she lingers %beside him all night %to wash her long fingers %in silvery light
Alternate Author Name(s): Benet, William Rose, Mrs.
Subject(s): Sea


SEA LYRIC, by WILLIAM STANLEY BRAITHWAITE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Over the seas to-night, love
Last Line: Bright as the listening stars.
Subject(s): Absence; Sea; Separation; Isolation; Ocean


SEA LYRIC, by WILLIAM HAMILTON HAYNE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There is no music that man has heard
Subject(s): Sea


SEA MAGIC, by TILLA BARBARA SPERRY    Poem Text                
First Line: I love the chant of the tossing sea
Last Line: As it spreads its earth-free wings.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA MARVELS, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This morning more mysterious seems the sea
Last Line: In the inglorious grapple after gold!
Subject(s): Explorers; Sea; Sea Voyages; Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers; Ocean


SEA MERCY, by MURIEL RUKEYSER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea dances in the morning
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA MIST, by DANIEL MACINTYRE HENDERSON    Poem Text                
First Line: The sea assumes her most mysterious dress
Last Line: The ramparts and armadas of his race.
Subject(s): Nothingness; Sea; Nihilism; Voids; Ocean


SEA MUSIC, by LEONARD B. GRAY    Poem Text                
First Line: I hear you wash and pound the lonely shore
Last Line: Move me to feel the chords that are the sea's.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA NEARNESS, by HAROLD VINAL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Let me lie in an unremembered place
Last Line: The sound of wheeling gulls and waves at play.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA NURTURED, by LENA HALL    Poem Text                
First Line: Watchers beside sea water wear a calm
Last Line: They hold strange concourse with immensity!
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA OF CRISIS, by TOMAS HARRIS    Poem Source                
First Line: All this happens at the llanquihue soda fountain
Last Line: A never-ending, cruel dusk %was cloaking concepcion
Subject(s): Crisis Centers; Sea


SEA OF SILENCE, by CHAIM NACHMAN BIALIK    Poem Source                
First Line: The sea of silence blurts out secrets
Last Line: The world that is in my heart
Alternate Author Name(s): Bialik, Hayim Nahman; Byalik, Chaim Nachman
Subject(s): Sea


SEA OTTER SURVIVAL ASSURED', by PHILIP APPLEMAN    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


SEA PICTURES, SELS., by JAMES RENNELL RODD                    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Rennell, 1st Baron
Subject(s): Sea


SEA PICTURES: 1. MORNING, by CHRISTOPHER PEARSE CRANCH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The morning sun has pierced the mist
Last Line: Browned by the salt air and the sun.
Subject(s): Morning; Sea; Ocean


SEA PICTURES: 2. EVENING, by CHRISTOPHER PEARSE CRANCH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now the thickening twilight presses down
Last Line: Wraps in a shroud the dying light.
Subject(s): Evening; Sea; Sunset; Twilight; Ocean


SEA PIECE, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sublime is thy prospect, thou proud-rolling ocean
Last Line: The power that can hush or arouse thee at will.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA PIECE BY MOONLIGHT, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How sweet to mark the softened ray
Last Line: Gild again the lovely scene.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Moon; Sea; Ocean


SEA QUATRAINS, by GRANT HYDE CODE    Poem Text                
First Line: Too fast the silly white-caps run
Last Line: Driven before the gale.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA REST, by ABRAM JOSEPH RYAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Far from 'where the roses rest'
Last Line: By the ever restless sea?
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA REVERIE, by ABRAM JOSEPH RYAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Strange sea! Why is it that you never rest?
Last Line: Flow and ebb, ebb and flow with thy own unrest.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA RHAPSODY, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: By day, the tremble of the boat
Last Line: Restless, that yet bring rest.
Subject(s): Boats; Dreams; Earth; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Sleep; Youth; Nightmares; World; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


SEA SHINES, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea shines. Wind-raked, the waters run tight
Last Line: Of what abundance, on what hammered shore
Subject(s): Sea


SEA SHORE SHANTY, by BOBBI KATZ    Poem Source                
First Line: Hermit crabs and cranberry plants
Subject(s): Sea


SEA SIMILIZED TO MEADOWS AND PASTURES, by MARGARET LUCAS CAVENDISH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The waves, like ridges of plow'd land, are high
Last Line: But quickly run for shelter to a tree: %so ships at anchor lie upon the sea
Alternate Author Name(s): Newcastle, Duchess Of; Lucas, Margaret
Subject(s): Fields; Sea


SEA SLUMBER-SONG, by RODEN BERKELEY WRIOTHESLEY NOEL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sea birds are asleep
Last Line: "good-night!"
Subject(s): Mothers; Sea; Ocean


SEA SONG, by WILLIAM ELLERY CHANNING (1817-1901)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Our boat to the waves go free
Last Line: Fear not we the whirl of the gale.
Alternate Author Name(s): Channing Ii, William Ellery
Subject(s): Sea; Ships & Shipping; Storms; Ocean


SEA SONG, by KATHERINE MANSFIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I will think no more of the sea! Of the big green
Alternate Author Name(s): Murry, John Middleton, Mrs.; Beauchamp, Kathleen
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA SONG, by HENRY MILSTEAD    Poem Text                
First Line: The sea is a blue-backed stallion
Last Line: My cares with a coral comb.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA SPEAKS, by KATIE LOUCHHEIM    Poem Source                
First Line: I am angry, not furious, just angry
Subject(s): Sea


SEA STORY, by CLARINDA HARRISS LOTT    Poem Source                
First Line: I find it hard
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


SEA SURFACE FULL OF CLOUDS, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In that november off tehuantepec
Last Line: Came fresh transfigurings of freshest blue
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA SURFACE FULL OF CLOUDS, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In that november off tehuantepec
Last Line: And heaven rolled as one and from the two %came fresh transfigurings of freshest blue
Subject(s): Sea


SEA SWEPT IN WITH MOAN AND FOAM, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Sea


SEA SYMPHONY, by RODEN BERKELEY WRIOTHESLEY NOEL    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ocean, eternal mother of the free!
Subject(s): Sea


SEA THRIFT & GORSE, by DIANE WAKOSKI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As if the sea is not the most extravagant
Subject(s): Sea; Names; Ocean


SEA THUNDER, by HAROLD VINAL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Green water cover me
Last Line: And let me sleep.
Subject(s): Sea; Thunder; Ocean


SEA TOSSES AND FOAMS TO FIND, by RALPH WALDO EMERSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


SEA TOWN, by FRANCES MARY FROST    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This is a salt steep-cobbled town
Subject(s): Sea


SEA TURTLE, by COLETTE INEZ    Poem Source                
First Line: Writing news of her nest to foragers
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


SEA TURTLE, by DUANE LOCKE    Poem Source                
First Line: Near st. Augustine there is a shore of rocks
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


SEA TURTLE, by KENNETH GEORGE POBO    Poem Source                
First Line: Before me is a sea turtle
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


SEA TURTLES, by JAN GOODLOE    Poem Source                
First Line: On the summer beaches of trinidad
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


SEA TURTLES, by EDWARD P. WILLEY    Poem Source                
First Line: Centuries packed into something indifferent
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


SEA VOICES, by WILLIAM STANLEY BRAITHWAITE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O'er the wintry sea
Last Line: Claim me evermore.
Subject(s): Grief; Sea; Sorrow; Sadness; Ocean


SEA VOICES, by CHARLES A. FOX    Poem Source                
First Line: Art thou the voice of god, thou tremulous sea
Subject(s): Sea


SEA VOICES, by LEWIS MORRIS (1833-1907)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Peace, moaning sea; what tale have
Last Line: I wail, I beat, I thunder, evermore.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA VOYAGE, by WILLIAM EMPSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Re-plyed, extorted, oft transposed, and fleeting,
Last Line: We sum in port her banquet of degrees
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


SEA WASHES SAND SCOURS SEA, by THOM VANDER VEN    Poem Source                
First Line: Walking the shore taht day, each reaches down
Last Line: The day does not diminish other days
Subject(s): Sea; Walking


SEA WATER, by ROBERT BLY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Have you heard about the boy who didn't feel
Last Line: Sweeps over the gunwale, and all hands go down
Subject(s): Sea


SEA WAVE, by MABEL W. S. CALL    Poem Text                
First Line: A little wave mermaid
Last Line: Like a white fern.
Subject(s): Mermaids & Mermen; Sea; Ocean


SEA WIND, by STEPHANE MALLARME    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The flesh is sad, alas! And all the books are read
Last Line: But, o my heart, hear thou, hear thou the sailors' song!
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA WORDS, by MARY SINTON LEITCH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I love sea words
Subject(s): Sea


SEA'S INFLUENCE, by WILLIAM EDWARD HUNT    Poem Source                
First Line: The brine is in our blood from days of yore
Subject(s): Sea


SEA'S VOICE, by WILLIAM PRESCOTT FOSTER    Poem Source                
First Line: Around the rocky headlands, far and near
Subject(s): Sea


SEA, FALSE PHILOSOPHY (1), by LAURA RIDING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Foremost of false philosophies, / the sea harangues the daft
Alternate Author Name(s): Jackson, Laura Riding
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA, FALSE PHILOSOPHY (1), by LAURA RIDING    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Foremost of false philosophies, %the sea harangues the daft
Last Line: And scatter to a watery zero %as the last rash prophecy is spoken
Alternate Author Name(s): Jackson, Laura Riding
Subject(s): Sea


SEA-BIRDS, by JAMES THOMSON (1700-1748)    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where the northern ocean in vast whirls
Subject(s): Sea


SEA-BREEZE MOANS, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


SEA-CAPTAIN, by GERALD LOUIS GOULD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I am in love with the sea, but I do not trust
Subject(s): Sea


SEA-CHANGE, by JOHN MASEFIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Goneys and gullies an' all o' the birds o' the sea
Alternate Author Name(s): Masefield, John Edward
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA-CHANGE, by JOHN MASEFIELD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Goneys and gullies an' all o' the birds o' the sea
Last Line: And coming the proud over all o' the birds o' the sea
Alternate Author Name(s): Masefield, John Edward
Subject(s): Sea


SEA-CHILL, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I must go down to the seas again, where the billows romp and reel
Last Line: And a soft berth and a smooth course till the long trip's ended.
Subject(s): Masefield, John (1878-1967); Nature; Sea; Ocean


SEA-DIRGE, by THOMAS SCOTT    Poem Source                
First Line: I found him drowned on the rock that night
Alternate Author Name(s): Scott, Tom
Subject(s): Sea


SEA-DISTANCES, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: His native sea-washed isle
Subject(s): Sea


SEA-FEVER, by JOHN MASEFIELD    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky
Last Line: And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.
Alternate Author Name(s): Masefield, John Edward
Subject(s): Sea; Travel; Wandering & Wanderers; Ocean; Journeys; Trips; Wanderlust; Vagabonds; Tramps; Hoboes


SEA-FIGHT AT SLUYS, JUNE 24, 1340, by LAURENCE MINOT    Poem Source                
First Line: Listen, and the battle I shall begin
Subject(s): Sea


SEA-GLIMPSE, by LUCY LARCOM    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: High tide, and the year at the ebb
Subject(s): Sea


SEA-GULL, by OGDEN NASH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hark to the whimper of the sea-gull
Last Line: Could you explain it to your she-gull?
Subject(s): Birds; Gulls; Sea Gulls


SEA-HAWK, by RICHARD GHORMLEY EBERHART    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The six-foot nest of the sea-hawk
Last Line: At the eye of a sea-hawk, %a blaze of grandeur, permanence of the impersonal
Subject(s): Birds; Hawks; Sea


SEA-HOARDINGS, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My heart is open again and sea flows in
Last Line: And how to hope, in the darkest deeps of thinking.
Subject(s): Hearts; Life; Moon; Sea; Ocean


SEA-KING, by LEWIS FRANK TOOKER    Poem Source                
First Line: From out his castle on the sand
Subject(s): Sea


SEA-MAGIC; TO R.I., by WALTER JOHN DE LA MARE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My heart faints in me for the distant sea
Last Line: Looms steadfast in the wonder of her home.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ramal, Walter; De La Mare, Walter
Subject(s): Ingpen, Roger; Sea; Ocean


SEA-MAIDEN, by JOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST    Poem Source                
First Line: There was a lily and rose sea-maiden
Subject(s): Mermaids And Mermen; Sea


SEA-NURTURED, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The gay sea-plants fammiliar were to her
Subject(s): Sea


SEA-PICTURES; FAR NIENTE, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Soft languors on the bosom of the deep
Last Line: Between the day and me, and end it all.
Subject(s): Hope; Memory; Sea; Sun; Optimism; Ocean


SEA-PICTURES; OFF THE HAVEN, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Up stole a fog, a chill and ghastly thing
Last Line: Lay green and glad beyond the waters gray.
Subject(s): Fog; Night; Sea; Soul; Haze; Bedtime; Ocean


SEA-RUCK, by RICHARD GHORMLEY EBERHART    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Washback of the waters, swirl of time
Subject(s): Sea


SEA-SECRETS, by GEORGE HERBERT CLARKE    Poem Text                
First Line: Little one, woman-one, whither are you sailing?
Last Line: Is my heart your haven, or his?
Subject(s): Fidelity; Love Affairs; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Secrets; Faithfulness; Constancy; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


SEA-SHORE, by WILLIAM BELL SCOTT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Flakes of foam are flown from the ebb
Subject(s): Sea


SEA-SONG, by WILLIAM DRUMMOND BAKER    Poem Text                
First Line: Up and away! For the east wind is blowing
Last Line: Are going before us to welcome us home.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA-SPELL, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How oft the strange magnetic glamour of ... Sea
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Sea


SEA-VOYAGE, by JOHN HALL WHEELOCK    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To what dark purpose was the will employed
Subject(s): Sea


SEA-WASH, by ROBERT WILLIAMS BUCHANAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Wherefore so cold, o day
Alternate Author Name(s): Maitland, Thomas
Subject(s): Sea


SEA-WASH, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea-wash never ends
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEA-WASH, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea-wash never ends
Last Line: The sea-wash repeats, repeats
Subject(s): Sea


SEA-WATCHING, by RONALD STUART THOMAS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Grey waters, vast %as an area of prayer
Last Line: My watching from praying
Alternate Author Name(s): Thomas, R. S.
Subject(s): Sea


SEA-WEED RISES, SUNSET-RED, by MAY (MARY) CLARISSA GILLINGTON BYRON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


SEADRIFT, by THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: See where she stands, on the wet sea-sands
Last Line: What if it were her lover?
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEAFARER, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: I sing my own true story, tell my travels
Last Line: That he has raised us up, the prince of glory, %lord withoutend, to all eternity
Subject(s): Sea


SEAFARER, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: A song I sing of my sea-adventure,
Subject(s): Sea


SEAFARER, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: I can sing of myself a true song, of my voyages telling
Subject(s): Sea


SEAFARER, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea will wash in
Last Line: Without me nothing laughs
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEAFARER, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea will wash in
Last Line: It is I! I who am the rocks! %without me nothing laughs
Subject(s): Sea


SEAFARERS, by GEORG HEYM    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We saw the brows of countries, worthy of crowns
Last Line: Like a sweet-voiced dream sounding the depths of the soul
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


SEAGULLS BESIDE FERRY BOAT, by BECKMAN. JOSHUA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea Gulls


SEALED ORDERS, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We bear sealed orders on life's weltered sea
Last Line: Lie, known and very near.
Subject(s): Life; Sea; Ocean


SEALS, by PETER WILD    Poem Source                
First Line: For months desperate for lemons and a passage
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


SEALS IN PENOBSCOT BAY, by DANIEL GERARD HOFFMAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hadn't heard of the atom bomb
Last Line: Of guns punched dark holes in the sky
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


SEALS IN THE INNER HARBOR, by BRENDAN JAMES GALVIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ducks, at first, except they didn't
Last Line: Needing a place to spit and plan %the rescue of children's children
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


SEAMAN, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: He was a fellow brown of hue
Subject(s): Sea


SEAMAN'S COMPASS, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: A dainty new ditty composed and penned
Subject(s): Sea


SEAMAN'S HAPPY RETURN, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: When sol did cast no light
Subject(s): Sea


SEAMAN'S REPLY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Hark, hark, I hear the trumpet sound; it calleth me to come away
Subject(s): Sea


SEAMUSIC, by JOHN FREDERICK NIMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What word in the deep mind swimming, goldfish word
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEASCAPE, by ELIZABETH BISHOP    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: This celestial seascape, with white herons got up as angels
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEASCAPE, by ELIZABETH BISHOP    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This celestial seascape, with white herons got up as angels
Last Line: And when it gets dark he will remember something %strongly worded to say on the subject
Subject(s): Sea


SEASCAPE, by STEPHEN SPENDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There are some days the happy ocean lies
Alternate Author Name(s): Spender, Stephen (harold), Sir
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEASCAPE, by STEPHEN SPENDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There are some days the happy ocean lies
Last Line: While, above them, that harp assumes their sighs
Alternate Author Name(s): Spender, Stephen (harold), Sir
Subject(s): Sea


SEASHELL, by SANDRA OLSON LIATSOS    Poem Source                
First Line: This seashell is an ocean cove
Last Line: Of the sea are really true
Subject(s): Sea


SEASHORE (1), by RALPH WALDO EMERSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I heard or seemed to hear the chiding sea
Last Line: To distant men, who must go there, or die.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEASIDE SONG: 1, by EDWARD ROBERT BULWER-LYTTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Drop down below the orbed sea
Last Line: On the deck I see him stand!
Alternate Author Name(s): Meredith, Owen; Lytton, 1st Earl Of; Lytton, Robert
Subject(s): Sea; Love; Ocean


SEASIDE SONG: 2, by EDWARD ROBERT BULWER-LYTTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The day is down into his bower
Last Line: And whisper all her dreams to me!
Alternate Author Name(s): Meredith, Owen; Lytton, 1st Earl Of; Lytton, Robert
Variant Title(s): Serenade
Subject(s): Sea; Absence; Love; Ocean; Separation; Isolation


SEASIDE THOUGHTS, by BERNARD BARTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Beautiful, sublime, and glorious
Last Line: What must thy creator be?
Alternate Author Name(s): Quaker Poet
Variant Title(s): The Sea
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEASONG, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source                
First Line: I cut the balls off the tiger
Last Line: Death is a matter of money.'
Subject(s): Death; Masculinity (psychology); Sea


SEATOWN, by CONOR O'CALLAGHAN                   
First Line: Sanctuary of sorts for the herons all day yesterday
Last Line: To negotiate the eight kilometers from this to open water
Subject(s): Sea; Towns


SEATS OF THE FLIGHTY: THE THIRD CHAIR, by FAIRFAX DOWNEY    Poem Text                
First Line: When I am in my chair at sea
Last Line: As they go walking by.
Subject(s): Chairs; Food & Eating; Sea; Tea; Ocean


SEAWARD, by ANTHONY WRYNN    Poem Text                
First Line: I will ride on a white stallion
Last Line: O death.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SEAWEED, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When descends on the atlantic
Last Line: Household words, no more depart.
Variant Title(s): The Equinox
Subject(s): Atlantic Ocean; Sea; Seaweed; Storms; Ocean


SEBASTOPOL (CHANTY), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: The crimean war is over now
Subject(s): Sea


SECOND OF NOVEMBER, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: It was one november - the second day
Subject(s): Sea


SECRET, by PHILIP LEVINE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Somewhere the sea deepens
Last Line: You are as blindness descends
Subject(s): Sea


SECRET OF THE DEEPS, by SIDNEY ROYSE LYSAGHT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We sailed by the old world's tideways
Subject(s): Sea


SECRET OF THE SEA, by SUSAN KELLY PHILLIPS    Poem Source                
First Line: Who knows the mighty secret
Subject(s): Sea


SECRETS OF THE DEEP, by KURT BROWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Slick, flaccid, glistening in jackets of fat
Last Line: Mere sea-wrack scraped hollow, the only good %they'll ever know
Subject(s): Lobsters; Sea; Secrets


SELKIE, by KATHLEEN AGUERO    Poem Source                
First Line: It's the salt in the air
Last Line: I long to sing again, but my own voice frightens me
Subject(s): Sea; Singing And Singers; Water


SEMPITERNAL, by JAMES GALVIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Out at sea the sun / was shining
Last Line: North each time .
Subject(s): Sea; Silver; Sun; Water; Whales; Ocean


SENSE OF VASTNESS, WHEN AT NIGHT, by MARY ANN EVANS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Eliot, George; Cross, Marian Lewes; Evans, Marian; Ann, Mary
Subject(s): Sea


SEQUEL TO A SHARP TURN, by ANNE WALDMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Enter / swallow / each calling
Subject(s): Film (photography); Italy; Screen Writing; Sea Voyages; Travel; Writing & Writers; Italians; Motion Pictures - Play Writing; Journeys; Trips


SEQUEL TO A SHARP TURN, by ANNE WALDMAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Enter %swallow %each calling
Last Line: But speak of more cheerful imaginings
Subject(s): Film (photography); Italy; Screen Writing; Sea Voyages; Travel; Writing And Writers


SERENADE TO A CORNISH FOX, by CHARLES STANLEY CAUSLEY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As I sailed by the churchyard
Alternate Author Name(s): Causley, Charles
Subject(s): Sea


SESTINA ON SIX WOUNDS BY VINCENTE HUIDOBRO, by CHRISTOPHER MERRILL    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: An angel rises from the new volcano.
Last Line: Who sailed to the volcano with the dove? %guide, angel, scholar, city-no one can sleep.
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets; Sailors And Sailing; Sea; Suicide


SETH, by HAROLD VINAL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Seth was right in holding to
Last Line: Had been a banner for his eyes.
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Ocean


SETTING OF THE MOON NEAR CORINTH, by AUBREY THOMAS DE VERE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From that dejected brow in silence beaming
Subject(s): Sea


SEVEN AFTERNOONS: SARGASSO, by PABLO MEDINA    Poem Source                
First Line: Time of the floating eye
Last Line: Somewhere to go
Subject(s): Boats; Sea Voyages


SEVEN TWILIGHTS: 2, by CONRAD AIKEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now by the wall of the ancient town I lean
Last Line: And something that may be leaves or may be sea.
Variant Title(s): Twilight: Rye, Sussex
Subject(s): Night; Rye, England; Sea; Bedtime; Ocean


SEVEN TWILIGHTS: 7, by CONRAD AIKEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the long silence of the sea, the seaman
Last Line: That dreamed-of harbor lies which we would find.
Subject(s): Dreams; Goddesses & Gods; Mythology; Sea; Nightmares; Ocean


SEVENTH DAY OUT, by PHYLLIS STOWELL    Poem Source                
First Line: Sea mist before, beside, behind
Last Line: Hear the hollow the wind whistles through
Subject(s): Sea; Travel


SEVERUS TO TIBERIUS GREATLY ENNUYE, by JOSEPH AUSLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In places the water had thumbed the thick sunglow to patches
Last Line: To go under as I did, sliding down a sleek-shouldered dream, not otherwise.
Subject(s): Diving & Divers; Sea; Treasures; Ocean


SHACKLETON, by MADELINE DEFREES    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Two faces of the same coin: poet and explorer. This
Last Line: Destined to go down, a bride of the sea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Mary Gilbert, Sister; De Frees, Madeline
Subject(s): Explorers; Funerals - At Sea; Sea Voyages; Shackleton, Sir Ernest (1874-1922); Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers; Burials At Sea


SHADOW AND SHINE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Storms of the winter, and deepening
Last Line: And the world was dear to me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Sea; Soul; Storms; Winter; Ocean


SHADOWS OF SAILS, by JOHN ANDERSON    Poem Source                
First Line: Over them all, we sit aloft and sing
Subject(s): Sea


SHAKESPEARE'S CLIFF, by ANN RADCLIFFE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here, all along the high sea-cliff
Last Line: "the tempest ""rose, at his command!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Ward, Ann
Subject(s): Climbing; Dramatists; Nature; Plays & Playwrights; Poetry & Poets; Sea; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Ocean


SHALLOWS, by FRANCES DICKENSON PINDER    Poem Text                
First Line: I must swim out
Last Line: And fade, as a sail.
Alternate Author Name(s): Pindar, Frances Dickenson; Pinder, F. D.
Subject(s): Sea; Swimming & Swimmers; Ocean; Swimmers


SHANNON AND CHESAPEAKE; A BRITISH CELEBRATORY BALLAD, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "the chesapeake so bold, / out of boston, I've [or, we've] been told"
Last Line: "the true british sailor / is the dandy, o!"
Subject(s): Chesapeake (ship);sea Battles;shannon (ship);war Of 1812; Naval Warfare


SHE PARTED WITH HER LOVER, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
Last Line: Beneath the hollow sea!
Subject(s): Bells;faith;love;sea; Belief;creed;ocean


SHELL CASTLES, by ROWENA BASTIN BENNETT    Poem Source                
First Line: A seashell is a castle
Subject(s): Sea


SHELL'S SONG, by JOHN KEATS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I stood upon a shore, a pleasant shore
Subject(s): Sea


SHIFT, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source                
First Line: If you suddenly shift
Last Line: In a way that may involve %your ending.
Subject(s): Change; Sea; Suicide


SHINING TRACT OF OCEAN, WHERE, by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Sea


SHIP, by LOUISE A. DORAN    Poem Source                
First Line: Over the shining pavement of the sea
Subject(s): Sea


SHIP, by OLIVER ST. JOHN GOGARTY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A ship from valparaiso came
Subject(s): Sea


SHIP AND THE SEA, by BLANCHE EDITH BAUGHAN    Poem Source                
First Line: Day after day, thro' following
Subject(s): Sea


SHIPS, by THEODORE MAYNARD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The bending sails shall whiten on the sea
Subject(s): Sea


SHIPS O' DREAMS, by EDITH MEDBERY FITCH    Poem Text                
First Line: The gray ships, the stately ships
Last Line: A-steaming down the bay.
Subject(s): Dreams; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Nightmares; Ocean


SHIPS OF SAINT JOHN, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where are the ships I used to know
Subject(s): Sea


SHIPS THAT PASS IN THE NIGHT, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Out in the sky the great dark clouds are massing
Last Line: Which out of sight and sound is passing, passing?
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SHIPS WITH YOUR SILVER NETS, by WADE WRIGHT OLIVER    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Sea


SHORE LINE, by LENA HALL    Poem Text                
First Line: When the dry land appeared, and seas were called
Last Line: That god made not a man -- and then a shore!
Subject(s): Creation; Sea; Seashore; Ocean; Beach; Coast; Shore


SHORE ROADS OF APRIL, by BERTRAM MARTIN ADAMS ADAMS    Poem Source                
First Line: What do I see and hear of an april morning?
Subject(s): Sea


SHORTENING SAIL, by WILLIAM FALCONER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As the proud horse, with costly trappings gay
Subject(s): Sea


SIEGE OF TRIPOLI (AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER, 1804), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Arise, arise, columbia's sons arise
Last Line: Columbia still, columbia sails the main
Subject(s): Decatur, Stephen (1779-1820); Navy - United States; Sea Battles


SIGHED FURTHER OFF ETERNALLY, by DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Rossetti, Gabriel Charles Dante
Subject(s): Sea


SILENCES, by EDWIN JOHN PRATT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There is no silence upon the earth or under the earth like silence under the se
Last Line: Are as silently slain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Pratt, E. J.
Subject(s): Sea; Silence; Ocean


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 91, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The horses of the sea
Last Line: Toss and turn over.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Animals; Horses; Sea Horses


SINKING OF THE S.S. ESSEX LANCE, by JONATHAN RUSSELL    Poem Source                
First Line: Charcoaling the moonlight with long mare's tails
Last Line: Through the unmasked portholes of that whit passing %great hospital ship!
Subject(s): Hospital Ships; Sea Battles


SINKING OF THE S.S. GRADO, by JONATHAN RUSSELL    Poem Source                
First Line: When full moon is eye in window of night
Last Line: Bold blaster of war's prowling piranha %and fisher of men!
Subject(s): Sea Battles


SINKING OF THE S.S. SANGARA, by JONATHAN RUSSELL    Poem Source                
First Line: On the sand bar shallows our anchor dragging
Last Line: Dumb in the gabbling canoes from the shore awaking %- an armada of mercy - fragile as humanity
Subject(s): Sea Battles


SIPPICAN, by EDWARD NOYES POMEROY    Poem Text                
First Line: It is a perfect summer day
Last Line: "and know ""there is no joy but calm."
Subject(s): Calm; Memory; Sea; Placid; Undisturbed; Tranquility; Ocean


SIR ANDREW BARTON (1), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: When flora with her fragrant flowers
Subject(s): Pirates; Sea


SIR FRANCIS DRAKE REVIV'D, by WILLIAM DAVENANT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Aloof, and aloof, and steady I steer!
Alternate Author Name(s): D'avenant, William
Subject(s): Sea


SIR HUMPHREY GILBERT [1583], by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Southward with fleet of ice
Last Line: Sinking, vanish all away.
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Gilbert, Sir Humphrey (1539-1583); Sea; Ocean


SIR PATRICK SPENS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text     Poem Explanation            
First Line: "the king sits in dunfermline town [or, dumferling toune]"
Last Line: "and there lies gude [or, good, guid] sir patrick spens, / with the scots lords at his feit [or, fee
Variant Title(s): Sir Patrick Spence
Subject(s): Disasters;drowning;duty;sailing & Sailors;sea;shipwrecks;war; Ocean


SIR RICHARD GRENVILLE'S FAREWELL, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Who seeks the way to win renown
Subject(s): Grenville, Sir Richard (1542-1591); Sea


SIR RICHARD GRENVILLE'S LAST FIGHT, by GERALD MASSEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Our second richard lion heart
Last Line: In our great day that comes apace.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bandiera
Subject(s): Grenville, Sir Richard (1542-1591); Sea Battles; Naval Warfare


SIR WINTER, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sir winter is coming across the wide sea
Last Line: Till he sings us the very best song that he can.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Birds; Sea; Singing & Singers; Winter; Ocean


SIREN, by MICHAEL WHITE    Poem Source                
First Line: All night, lashed to the mast of dream, it seemed
Last Line: Toward shore (the body of gulf stream war and clear, %the seafloor sloping away below), I woke
Subject(s): Dreams; Sea


SIREN - WOMAN AND BIRD, by WILLIAM WITHERUP    Poem Source                
First Line: In a small bed we tried the nights
Last Line: That explode in your hair
Subject(s): Love; Poetry And Poets; Sailors And Sailing; Sea; Women


SITTING IN THE SAND, by KARLA KUSKIN    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Sea


SKATE, by NANCY VIEIRA COUTO    Poem Source                
First Line: What she has gotten herself into is a boat
Last Line: As if nothing had happened
Subject(s): Sailors And Sailing; Sea Voyages; Skating And Skaters; Sports; Storms; Women


SKETCH OF AN OCCURRENCE ON BOARD A BRIG, by JOHN GARDINER CALKINS BRAINARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun's beam and the moon's beam check the sea
Last Line: Where sank, and died alone, the broken-hearted maid.
Subject(s): Grief; Sea; Sorrow; Sadness; Ocean


SKIPPER-HERMIT, by HIRAM RICH    Poem Source                
First Line: For thirty year, come herrin'-time
Subject(s): Fishing And Fishermen; Sea


SKY LEANS DUMB ON THE SEA, by DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Rossetti, Gabriel Charles Dante
Subject(s): Sea


SKYLINE TRAILS, by BLANCHE DEGOOD LOFTON    Poem Text                
First Line: Smooth grey macadam, or sunshiny rail
Last Line: I go, to the summons of skyline trails.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SLEEP, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: While sways the restless sea
Last Line: In dreams love hath no smart, -- sleep!
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Dreams; Sea; Sleep; Nightmares; Ocean


SLEEP AT SEA, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sound the deep waters
Last Line: Of all their ways.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Birds' Nests; Dreams; Sea; Sleep; Vanity; Nightmares; Ocean


SLEEP-SONG, by RACHEL ANNAND TAYLOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sunken bell is ringing up through the sea of / sleep
Last Line: Love, if we sank together beneath the sea of sleep!
Subject(s): Death; Drowning; Love - Loss Of; Rest; Sea; Dead, The; Ocean


SLOW, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Mr. Speedy rodriguez
Last Line: To open them in the shade %to wait
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


SLOW PACIFIC SWELL, by YVOR WINTERS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Far out of sight, forever stands the sea
Last Line: Or gathers seaward, ebbing out of mind
Subject(s): Sea


SMALL ANIMAL, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Beneath the emptiness of night %alone
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


SMALL CRAFT, by CICELY FOX SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When drake sailed out from devon to
Last Line: All honour be to small craft, for oh! They've earned it well!
Subject(s): Fights; Perseverance; Sea Battles; Ships & Shipping; World War I; Naval Warfare; First World War


SMOOTH AND GLEAMING, by JOHN TAGLIABUE    Poem Source                
First Line: Spending the day
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


SMUGGLER, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: O my true love's a smuggler and sails upon the sea
Subject(s): Sea; Smugglers And Smuggling


SMYRNA, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The 'ornament of asia' and the 'crown'
Last Line: Her rise, make asia's fall magnificent.
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Asia; Beauty; Death; Nature; Sea; Far East; East Asia; Orient; Dead, The; Ocean


SNARLEYYOW, OR THE DOG FIEND, SELS., by FREDERICK MARRYAT                   
Subject(s): Sea


SNOW FALLING THROUGH FOG, by WILLIAM MATTHEWS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This is how we used to imagine
Alternate Author Name(s): Matthews, William Procter
Subject(s): Snow; Sea; Ocean


SNOW LIES SPRINKLED ON THE BEACH, by ROBERT SEYMOUR BRIDGES    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Bridges, Robert+(2)
Subject(s): Sea


SO LONG AS SUNN'D SEA-WATERS ROUND ME POUR, by WILLIAM CHARLES SCULLY    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Sea


SOLDIER AN' SAILOR TOO (THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF MARINES), by RUDYARD KIPLING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As I was spittin' into the ditch aboard o' the crocodile,
Last Line: Soldier an' sailor too!
Subject(s): Marines - Great Britain; Sea; Ocean


SOLITARY NOTE, by VASILE IGNA    Poem Source                
First Line: When the snowstorm sinks into sleep
Last Line: The sea's language of coral and seaweed?
Subject(s): Sea; Snow; Winter


SOME ARGENTINIANS SAILED WITH US, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Or a bird with strange wings %a fluttering bird
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


SOME SONGS AFTER MASTER-SINGERS: 4. WIND OF THE SEA, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Wind of the sea, come fill my sail
Last Line: And bear me away! -- away!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Tennyson, Alfred (1809-1892); Wind; Ocean; Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron


SOME SONGS AFTER MASTER-SINGERS: 6. BORN TO THE PURPLE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Most-like it was this kingly lad
Last Line: As now thou rulest, smiling there.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Happiness; Hearts; Sea; Joy; Delight; Ocean


SOMETIMES, by THOMAS MCGRATH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When I take your hand
Last Line: A ship leaving for strange and distant countries
Subject(s): Dreams; Mediterranean Sea; Nightmares


SOMETIMES WHEN AT NIGHT, FR. THE WANDERERS, by WILLIAM MORRIS (1834-1896)    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


SONG, by FRIEDRICH MARTIN VON BODENSTEDT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Down on the vast deep ocean
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SONG, by WILLIAM STANLEY BRAITHWAITE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Over the long, the wide dark seas
Last Line: Far from the shore -- yea far!
Subject(s): Dreams; Sea; Love; Nightmares; Ocean


SONG, by EMILY JANE BRONTE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This shall be thy lullaby
Alternate Author Name(s): Bell, Ellis
Subject(s): Sea; Sleep; Ocean


SONG, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sad little heart, overburdened with dream
Last Line: The heart-break!
Subject(s): Farewell; Home; Love; Sea; Singing & Singers; Parting; Ocean; Songs


SONG, by JOHN DAVIDSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The boat is chafing at our long delay
Last Line: To reach a land unknown.
Subject(s): Boats; Sea Voyages


SONG, by ROBERT JONES (1616-)    Poem Text                
First Line: The sea hath many thousand sands
Last Line: Proves care's confessor at the last.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SONG, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In olden days men drew their sword
Last Line: Twas not so in the past, sir!
Subject(s): Heaven; Sea; Singing & Singers; Smiles; Soul; Paradise; Ocean


SONG (1), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh what comes over the sea
Last Line: And sail it slow or fast.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SONG (6), by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The moon is alone in the sky
Last Line: Beating to bliss that is past evermore.
Subject(s): Moon; Sea; Soul; Ocean


SONG AT THE RED SEA, by GEORGE LANSING TAYLOR    Poem Text                
First Line: Sing to jehovah, who gloriously triumphs
Last Line: He reigns in his glory, through infinite days!
Subject(s): Bible; Egypt; God; Jews; Red Sea; Judaism


SONG FOR A SURF-RIDER, by SARA VAN ALSTYNE ALLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: I ride the horse that is the sea
Subject(s): Sea


SONG FOR ALL SEAS, ALL SHIPS, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To-day a rude brief recitative
Last Line: All seas, all ships.
Subject(s): Sea; Ships & Shipping; Ocean


SONG FOR COLUMBUS DAY, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text                
First Line: I took my three little trusty boats
Last Line: The niña, and santa marie.
Subject(s): Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers; October; Sailing & Sailors; Sea Voyages; U.s. - History; Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers


SONG FOR OSEI BONSU, by JOSEPH BRUCHAC    Poem Source                
First Line: In the cave cut by waves
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


SONG OF AN OLD SAILOR, by TREFOR DAVIES    Poem Source                
First Line: When I was young I took the sea to wife
Subject(s): Sea


SONG OF COLUMBUS, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text                
First Line: Columbus was a brave man
Last Line: Or sail-boats three!
Subject(s): Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers; October; Sea Voyages; Ships & Shipping; Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers


SONG OF MYSELF, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text     Poem Explanation         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: I celebrate myself, and sing myself
Last Line: I stop somewhere waiting for you.
Variant Title(s): Walt Whitman
Subject(s): Animals; Courage; Nature; Poetry & Poets; Religion; Sea; Whitman, Walt (1819-1891); Valor; Bravery; Theology; Ocean


SONG OF THE CORNFIELDS, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For miles along the sunlit lands
Last Line: Again we grow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Earth; Happiness; Life; Sea; World; Joy; Delight; Ocean


SONG OF THE DANISH SEA-KING, by WILLIAM MOTHERWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Our bark is on the waters deep, our bright blade's in our hand
Last Line: As proudly, through the foaming surge, the sea-king bears away!
Alternate Author Name(s): Brown, Isaac
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SONG OF THE FUTURE, by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis strange that in a land so strong
Last Line: Shall sing, indeed, a wondrous song.
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Freedom; Future; God; Sea; Singing & Singers; Liberty; Ocean


SONG OF THE GULF STREAM, by FRANCIS ALAN FORD    Poem Source                
First Line: Twas yesterday he made me and tommorrow ... Die
Subject(s): Sea


SONG OF THE HATTERAS WHALE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: To an ebbing tide, all sail apeak
Subject(s): Sea


SONG OF THE MARINER'S NEEDLE, by C. R. CLARKE    Poem Source                
First Line: Ho! Burnish well, ye cunning hands
Subject(s): Sea


SONG OF THE RED REPUBLICAN (1), by GERALD MASSEY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fling out the red banner! It fiery front under
Last Line: The foot-fall of freedom beats quick at our hearts
Alternate Author Name(s): Bandiera
Subject(s): Exodus From Egypt; Freedom; Red Sea


SONG OF THE RED REPUBLICAN (2), by GERALD MASSEY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ay, tyrants, build your bulwarks! Forge your fetters! Link your
Last Line: And brothers, gallant brothers, we'l be with you in that day
Alternate Author Name(s): Bandiera
Subject(s): Exodus From Egypt; Freedom; Red Sea


SONG OF THE SAILOR'S WIFE, by GEORGE MURRAY (1830-1910)    Poem Text                
First Line: Far out, blue ocean! O'er thy wave
Last Line: Shall tread earth by my side.
Subject(s): Marriage; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Ocean


SONG OF THE SEA, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The song of the sea was an ancient song
Last Line: Such is the song of the sea.
Subject(s): Earth; Life; Nature; Sea; Singing & Singers; World; Ocean; Songs


SONG OF THE SEA, by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Even as one voice the great sea sang.From out
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Sea


SONG OF THE SEA HORSE, by AIME CESAIRE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tiny horse escaped from time
Last Line: Unerring in the wind the salt and the wrack
Subject(s): Negritude (literary Movement); Sea Horses


SONG OF THE SEA ROVER, by GAMALIEL BRADFORD    Poem Text                
First Line: The first day she was cold and still
Last Line: The rovers of the sea.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SONG OF THE SEA-PLANE, by MINNA IRVING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Daughter of venus and of mars am I
Last Line: The conqueror of space.
Alternate Author Name(s): Michener, Harry, Mrs.
Subject(s): Goddesses & Gods; Mythology; Sea; Singing & Singers; Wind; Ocean; Songs


SONG OF THE SEAFARERS, by MARGARET SACKVILLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We have forgotten the old ways of earth
Last Line: Pray god, we never tread the earth again!
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SONG OF THE SHELL, by HENRY NEHEMIAH DODGE    Poem Text                
First Line: The aged ocean is my nurse
Last Line: Sing, ocean, surge and sing!
Subject(s): Sea; Shells; Ocean; Conchology


SONG OF THE STORM, by PHILIP BOURKE MARSTON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Across the barren moor
Subject(s): Sea


SONG OF THE SUNBURNED SAILORS, by PAUL FORT    Poem Text                
First Line: To the sea their hearts they vow. They will not come again. And
Last Line: Would they have really come?
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Singing & Singers; Seamen; Sails; Ocean; Songs


SONG OF THE WATER-NIXIES, by SARAH (SADIE) WILLIAMS    Poem Source                
First Line: By the ripple, ripple of the shallow sea
Subject(s): Sea


SONG ON CAPTAIN BARNEY'S VICTORY OVER SHIP GENERAL MONK, by PHILIP FRENEAU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O'er the waste of waters cruising
Last Line: Yields the sceptre of the main.
Subject(s): American Revolution; Barney, Joshua (1759-1818); General Monk (ship); Navy - United States; Sea Battles; American Navy; Naval Warfare


SONG ON THE WATER (1), by THOMAS LOVELL BEDDOES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Wild with passion, sorrow-beladen
Last Line: As from the waves our oar.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SONG OR SOBBING?, by ELIZABETH CRAIGMYLE    Poem Source                
First Line: What aileth thee, o sea?
Subject(s): Sea


SONG TO MARY, by CAPTAIN THOMSON    Poem Source                
First Line: The topsail shiver in the wind
Subject(s): Sea


SONG-IN-MY-HEART, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Song-in-my-heart, my heart's sorrow, my delight
Last Line: In this noise of shaking storm in my heart and this blast sweeping my mind.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Desire; Hearts; Longing; Love; Sea; Singing & Singers; Wind; Ocean


SONG: 2, by GOTTFRIED BENN    Poem Text                
First Line: Lovers and mockers, both are despicable
Last Line: The shore is everywhere. And always the sea calls.—
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SONG: 34, by DOLLIE CAROLINE MAITLAND RADFORD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Little maiden are you lonely
Last Line: Standing there beside the sea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Radford, Ernest, Mrs.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SONG: 5, by THOMAS WYATT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To seek each where where man doth live
Last Line: Dare I well give, I say, my heart to year.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wyat, Thomas
Subject(s): France; Hearts; Jewelry & Jewelers; Sea; Singing & Singers; Ocean


SONGS BEFORE SUNRISE: PRELUDE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Between the green bud and the red
Last Line: The sacred spaces of the sea.
Subject(s): Flowers; Sea; Soul; Youth; Ocean


SONGS FOR THE SEACOW, by ARTHUR MCA. MILLER    Poem Source                
First Line: It was seventeen days with no water laid like flatiron on the sail
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


SONGS IN ABSENCE: 3, by ARTHUR HUGH CLOUGH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come home, come home! And where is home for me
Last Line: Indeed our home?
Subject(s): Homesickness; Sea Voyages


SONGS IN ABSENCE: 3 [LATER VERSION], by ARTHUR HUGH CLOUGH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come home, come home! And where an home hath he
Last Line: Is there indeed, or is there not a shore %that is our home?
Subject(s): Homesickness; Sea Voyages


SONGS IN ABSENCE: 5, by ARTHUR HUGH CLOUGH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come back, come back, behold with straining mast
Last Line: The strong ship follows its appointed way.
Subject(s): Homesickness; Sea Voyages


SONGS IN ABSENCE: 7. THE SHIP, by ARTHUR HUGH CLOUGH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where lies the land to which the ship would go?
Last Line: Far, far behind, is all that they can say.
Subject(s): Sea Voyages; Ships & Shipping


SONGS IN ABSENCE: 8, by ARTHUR HUGH CLOUGH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The mighty ocean rolls and raves
Last Line: Could dream I travelled o'er to you.
Subject(s): Absence; Sea Voyages; Separation; Isolation


SONGS OF THE SEA CHILDREN: 100, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My love said, 'what is the sea?'
Last Line: "heart of my heart!"
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SONGS OF THE SEA CHILDREN: 19, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As if the sea's eternal rote
Last Line: And croons the golden daylight down.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SONGS OF THE SEA CHILDREN: 20, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O wind and stars, I am with you now
Last Line: Than the very dark grows dear.
Subject(s): Sea Voyages; Farewell


SONGS OF THE SEA CHILDREN: 21, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All the zest of all the ages
Last Line: From the sea.
Subject(s): Sea


SONGS OF THE SEA CHILDREN: 22, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Eyes like the blue-green
Last Line: Virginal wild.
Subject(s): Sea


SONGS OF THE SEA CHILDREN: 32, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Love, lift your longing face up through the rain!
Last Line: Calls the great heart of the sea.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SONGS OF THE SEA CHILDREN: PRELUDE, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: These are the little songs
Last Line: Turning her face to the sun.
Subject(s): Songs; Children; Sea; Innocence; Spring; Happiness; Love


SONGS OF TRAVEL: 44, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sing me a song of a lad that is gone
Last Line: All that was me is gone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Variant Title(s): A Lad That Is Gone;over The Sea To Skye
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


SONGS ON THE VOICES OF BIRDS; A RAVEN IN A WHITE CHINE, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw when I looked up, on either hand
Last Line: Cry, thou black prophetess! Lift up! Cry, cry.'
Subject(s): Birds; Omens; Prophecy & Prophets; Ravens; Sea; Ocean


SONGS ON THE VOICES OF BIRDS; SEA-MEWS IN WINTER TIME, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I walked beside a dark grey sea
Last Line: I walked in joy, and was not cold.
Subject(s): Earth; Happiness; Sea; Snow; Winter; World; Joy; Delight; Ocean


SONGS TO A.H.R.: 11. TRANSFUSION, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A shoal-light flashes east
Last Line: And all the stars above.
Subject(s): Love; Night; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Universe; Bedtime; Ocean


SONGS TO A.H.R.: 3. WHEN THE WIND IS LOW, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When the wind is low, and the sea is soft
Last Line: But you are eternity.
Subject(s): Life; Love; Sea; Wind; Ocean


SONGS TO A.H.R.: 6. LOVE AND INFINITY, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Across the kindling twilight moon
Last Line: Were you not by!
Subject(s): Love; Sea; Stars; Ocean


SONNET, by ANDRE FONTAINAS    Poem Text                
First Line: Sea-road a-tremble where the dawnlight swoons
Last Line: And ware the cloud wherefrom the thunder's roll'd.
Subject(s): Happiness; Sea; Joy; Delight; Ocean


SONNET OF SEAMEN'S UNION, by VICTOR GUSTAVE PLARR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Once on a time the sea was fraught with fear
Last Line: And the weak learn that union is their strength.
Subject(s): Brotherhood; Labor Unions; Sea Pilots; Strength


SONNET ON SEEING A VESSEL WEIGH ANCHOR FOR A LONG VOYAGE, by ROYALL TYLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Stately yon vessel sails adown the tide!
Last Line: Go, gallant ship, and be thy fortune fair!
Alternate Author Name(s): Old Simon; S.
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


SONNET ON THE SEA'S VOICE (1), by GEORGE STERLING    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Since ocean rolled and ocean winds ... Strong
Subject(s): Sea


SONNET ON THE SEA'S VOICE (2), by GEORGE STERLING    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The wind has loosed its armies on the west
Subject(s): Sea


SONNET TO ALISA ROCK, by JOHN KEATS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hearken, thou craggy ocean pyramid!
Last Line: Another cannot wake thy giant size.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SONNET TO THE SEA SERPENT, by JOHN GARDINER CALKINS BRAINARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Welter upon the waters, mighty one
Last Line: You are a great deal bigger than you are.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SONNET-SONG: ORPHEUS AND THE MARINERS MAKE ANSWER, by FRANK T. MARZIALS    Poem Text                
First Line: Fleet, fleet and few, ay, fleet the moments
Last Line: Peal the glad paean! (steady oars and sail.)
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SONNET: 11. OUTWARD BOUND, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Stately yon vessel sails adown the tide
Last Line: Go gallant ship, and be thy fortune fair!
Subject(s): Blessings; Prayer; Sailing & Sailors; Sea Voyages; Sonnet (as Literary Form)


SONNET: 2, 22, by FREDERICK GODDARD TUCKERMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Put off thy bark from shore, though near the night
Last Line: Between the sailing cloud and the seasick sea.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SONNET: 33. TO A LADY WHO DIED AT SEA, by LUIS DE CAMOENS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou to whose power my hopes, my joys, I give
Last Line: While time, and love, and memory shall endure,
Alternate Author Name(s): Camoes, Luis De; Camoens, Luiz Vaz De
Subject(s): Death; Sea; Dead, The; Ocean


SONNET: 9, by GEORGE CABOT LODGE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Strong saturation of sea! O widely flown
Last Line: Toll for life's lost, irrevocable hours.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SONNET: CLEAVE THOU THE WAVES, by MATHILDE BLIND    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cleave thou the waves that weltering to and fro
Last Line: The elements sustain: cleave thou the waves.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lake, Claude
Subject(s): Sea; Conduct Of Life; Ocean


SONNET: SEA-MUSIC, by MATHILDA BLIND    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The voices of the whispering woods are still
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SONNETS OF MANHOOD: 36. STRONG, LIKE THE SEA, by GEORGE BARLOW (1847-1913)    Poem Text                
First Line: If god be dead, and man be left alone
Last Line: Strong like the lone winds and the lonelier sea.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SONNETS TO LAURA IN LIFE: 156, by PETRARCH    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: My galley charged with forgetfulness
Last Line: And I remain despairing of the port.
Alternate Author Name(s): Petrarca, Francesco
Variant Title(s): "sonnet: 19;the Lover Compareth His State To A Ship In Perilous Storm;the Lover Like To A Ship Tossed On The Sea;sonnet;sonnet: 189;rime 189;""my Galy Charged With Forgetfulnes"";
Subject(s): Grief; Love - Complaints; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Storms; Sorrow; Sadness; Ocean


SONNETS TO MIRANDA: 9, by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If all the thoughts of all the minds of men
Last Line: And beauty perfect from the hands of god.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Beauty; Reason; Sea; Thought; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals; Ocean; Thinking


SONNETS: 1. BEETHOVEN, by NEWMAN HOWARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As from the nebulous elemental sea
Last Line: Ere lapped in slumber with immortal love.
Subject(s): Earth; Goddesses & Gods; Love; Mythology; Sea; World; Ocean


SONNETS: 1. TO THE SEA, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy god permits thee, but with dreadful hand
Last Line: From us yet hidden and our blinded race.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): God; Sea; Travel; Ocean; Journeys; Trips


SONNETS: 3. MAN AND THE ELECTRIC THEORY, by NEWMAN HOWARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Are then the souls of men as moonbeams lashed
Last Line: Death doffs our robes; we sleep; we may not die!
Subject(s): Death; Fate; Nature; Sea; Soul; Dead, The; Destiny; Ocean


SONS OF SONG ARE GONE TO REST, by JAMES MACPHERSON    Poem Source                
Alternate Author Name(s): Ossian
Subject(s): Sea


SOON AS THEY WERE AFRESH UPON THE SEA, by ALFRED AUSTIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


SORROW, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The wrack is lapping in the pools, the sea's lip feels the sand
Last Line: Or with dull thunders plunge from shore to shore.)
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Grief; Hope; Prayer; Salvation; Sea; Tides; Sorrow; Sadness; Optimism; Ocean


SOUTH FORELAND, SELS., by WILLIAM SHARP                    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Sea


SOUTHWARD SIDONIAN HANNO, by WILLIAM HERVEY ALLEN JR.    Poem Source                
Alternate Author Name(s): Allen, Hervey
Subject(s): Explorers; Hanno (5th Century B.c.); Sea


SPAIN'S LAST ARMADA, by WALLACE RICE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They fling their flags upon the morn
Last Line: To shed their lurid lustre on the empire that was spain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Groot, Cecil De
Subject(s): Courage; Navy - Spain; Sea Battles; Spanish-american War (1898); Valor; Bravery; Spanish Navy; Naval Warfare


SPANISH FOLK SONGS: 18, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: I do not say that my boat
Last Line: In her movements, I do say
Subject(s): Boats; Sea


SPANISH GALLEONS SEEN BY AN AZTEC, by JOHN DRYDEN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At last, as far as I could cast my eyes
Subject(s): Sea


SPANISH LADIES, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "farewell and adieu to you, fine spanish ladies"
Last Line: With a health to each jovial and true-hearted soul
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SPECTRE SHIP, by THOMAS STEPHENS COLLIER    Poem Source                
First Line: When april skies are bright with sun
Alternate Author Name(s): Collyer, Thomas Stephens
Subject(s): Sea


SPIRIT OF FREEDOM, THOU DOST LOVE THE SEA, by HENRY NEHEMIAH DODGE    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Sea


SPIRIT SONG, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: I walked on the ice of the sea
Last Line: I could hear the voice say %keep going
Subject(s): Eskimos; Native Americans; Sea


SPIT, by ARCHIE RANDOLPH AMMONS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thinking I'd better be prepared when I went
Last Line: Releases her to a free moment of disgust
Alternate Author Name(s): Ammons, A. R.
Subject(s): Sea


SPONGE FISHERS, by ALMA ADAMS WILEY    Poem Text                
First Line: Sponge fishers of crete went down to the sea
Last Line: Of the hardy and the brave.
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Sea; Sponges; Ocean


SPUMA DAL MARE (ON THE LATIN COAST), by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Flower o' the wave
Last Line: The many-coloured.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Birds; Italy; Peacocks; Sea; Italians; Ocean


SQUALL, by GEORGE OPPEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Coming about, / when the squall knocked her
Subject(s): Storms; Sea; Ocean


SQUID TOWN, KOREA, by CATHY HONG    Poem Source                
First Line: Later, they will turn edible, dry into rich salt hides. But now, they
Last Line: Devour all of it, the slimy rawness, severing its ink jet and use its %black to seal my signature
Subject(s): Korea; Sea Monsters


STANZAS, by HORACE SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Why with its ring has the connecting sea
Last Line: And speed its course with zealous heart and hand!
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Horatio
Subject(s): Faith; Hope; Love; Peace; Sea; Belief; Creed; Optimism; Ocean


STANZAS WRITTEN ON BATTERSEA BRIDGE DURING A SOUTHWESTERLY GALE, by HILAIRE BELLOC    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The woods and downs have caught the mid-december
Alternate Author Name(s): Belloc, Joseph Hilaire Pierre Rene
Subject(s): Sea; Wind; England; Patriotism; Ocean; English


STANZAS. WRITTEN BETWEEN DOVER AND CALAIS, IN JULY, 1792, by MARY DARBY ROBINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bounding billow, cease thy motion
Last Line: Now we part -- to meet no more!
Subject(s): Love - Complaints; Sea Voyages


STAR ISLAND CHURCH; ISLES OF SHOALS, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Gray as the fog-wreaths over it blown
Last Line: Which are the ledges and which the walls.
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): Churches; Islands; New Hampshire; Sea; Cathedrals; Ocean


STARS, by EDWARD BLISS REED    Poem Text                
First Line: Across the harbor, up the mountain's base
Last Line: The spirits pass?
Subject(s): Death; Heaven; Sea; Soul; Dead, The; Paradise; Ocean


STARS, by NEFTALI RICARDO REYES BASUALTO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Over there, over there, the bell ringer pointed
Last Line: A night the same as all other nights
Alternate Author Name(s): Neruda, Pablo
Subject(s): Sea


STARSHINE, by DEENA LINETT    Poem Source                
First Line: Once from a ship on the baltic I saw
Last Line: Of light on seas of unspeakable dark
Subject(s): Baltic Sea; Love; Memory; Saint Kilda (scotland)


STATE OF THE UNION: 2. PROGRESS, by JOHN PEPPER CLARK    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sandboats on the lagoon
Last Line: Since they set out at dawn
Alternate Author Name(s): Clark-bekederemo, J. P.; Clark, J. P.
Subject(s): Sailors And Sailing; Sea Voyages; Travel


STELLA MARIS, SELS., by JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair is the sea; and fair the sea-borne billow
Subject(s): Sea


STEPHANO'S SONG, FR. THE TEMPEST, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The master, the swabber, the boatswain and I
Last Line: Then, to sea, boys, and let her go hang!
Variant Title(s): A Sea Song;song
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


STERRET'S SEA FIGHT (AUGUST 1, 1801), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Stand to your guns, my hearts of oak
Last Line: To columbia's flag she strikes
Subject(s): Navy - United States; Pirates; Sea Battles; Sterrett, Andrew


STEVENSON MAKES CONRAD WELCOME, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At last you come, my fellow of the seas
Last Line: "how conrad's company will color heaven!"
Subject(s): Dreams; Fates (mythology); Heaven; Sea; Truth; Nightmares; Paradise; Ocean


STILLY MURMUR OF THE DISTANT SEA, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


STORIES, by SUSAN RICH    Poem Source                
First Line: January thaw in the berkshires, 4 a.M., and what I want
Last Line: As if this cleaving, this consciousness, this barn, %had somewhere to go
Subject(s): Cruise Ships; Desire; Love; Man-woman Relationships; Sea Voyages; Travel


STORM, by JOHN DONNE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: England, to whom we owe what we be and have
Subject(s): Sea


STORM ALONG (CHANTY), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Old stormy he was a good old man
Subject(s): Sea


STORM AND CALM, by ROBERT WILLIAMS BUCHANAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The lone house shakes, the wild waves leap
Alternate Author Name(s): Maitland, Thomas
Subject(s): Sea


STORM AT LAST IS COME, FR. TAMERTON CHURCH TOWER, by COVENTRY KERSEY DIGHTON PATMORE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


STORM AT SEA (1), by ALCAEUS OF MYTILENE    Poem Text                
First Line: The quarrelling winds perplex me. On this side
Last Line: With great holes gaping, rent and torn.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alkaios
Subject(s): Sea; Storms; Ocean


STORM AT SEA (2), by ALCAEUS OF MYTILENE    Poem Text                
First Line: On top of all the rest comes on a new
Last Line: We suffered, prove our manhood now!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alkaios
Subject(s): Sea; Storms; Ocean


STORM IN MID-ATLANTIC, by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Many have sung of the terrors of storm
Last Line: Storm, the matchless artist, lord of colour and line.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Sea Voyages; Storms


STORM SIGNALS, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cloud-wreath, mist-sheath
Last Line: The foam is bound to fly!
Subject(s): New York City - Dutch Period; Sea; Storms; Ocean


STORM-WAVES AND FOG ON DORR'S POINT, BAR HARBOR, by SILAS WEIR MITCHELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The fog's gray curtain round me draws
Last Line: And then no more.
Subject(s): Fog; Harbors; Sea; Storms; Waves; Haze; Ocean


STORM; TO MR. CHRISTOPHER BROOKE, by JOHN DONNE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou which art I, ('tis nothing to be so)
Last Line: So violent, yet long these furies be, %that though thine absence starve me, I wish not thee
Variant Title(s): Early Verse Letters: The Storm. To Mr Christopher Brook
Subject(s): Brooke, Christopher (1570-1628); Sea


STORMS AND OVERWHELMING WAVES, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


STORMY PETREL, by HENRY SYLVESTER CORNWELL    Poem Source                
First Line: When fierce along his ocean-path
Subject(s): Sea


STORY OF THE FOUR LITTLE CHILDREN WHO WENT ROUND THE WORLD, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Once upon a time, a long while ago, there were four little people whose
Last Line: Their father's house as a diaphanous doorscraper
Subject(s): Boats; Children; Sailors And Sailing; Sea Voyages


STORY OF ULYSSES, by GEORGE GOWER    Poem Source                
First Line: In other thing who that recordeth
Subject(s): Sea


STOVE BOAT', by ANN STANFORD    Poem Source                
First Line: The whale has caught this boat
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


STRAIGHT ON TO PORT, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Straight through the sea-foam and the awful sea
Last Line: There to forget what storms have bruised her wings.
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


STRAITS OF MAGELLAN, by JOSE SANTOS CHOCANO    Poem Source                
First Line: In ocean's perilous night, without a clue
Last Line: The land keeps opening slowly, more and more
Subject(s): Adventure And Adventurers; Explorers; Magellan, Ferdinand (1480-1521); Sailors And Sailing; Sea


STRANDED WHALES, by MARGARET WEAVER    Poem Source                
First Line: Aground in shallows here, the dark whales lie
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


STREET-CRIES: 2. THE SHIP OF EARTH, by SIDNEY LANIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou ship of earth, with death, and birth, and life, and sex aboard
Last Line: Prattville, alabama, 1868.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


STRIDES, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source                
First Line: Logic strides where the seagull's beak
Last Line: Shreds of crab or gull or man.
Subject(s): Chaos; Reason; Sea


STRIKE THE BLOW, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: The four-way winds of the world have blown
Last Line: Ye are king of the land and king of the foam. / strike the blow!
Subject(s): Cuba;sea Battles;spanish-american War (1898); Naval Warfare


STRONG SATURATION OF SEA! O WIDELY FLOWN, by GEORGE CABOT LODGE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: And thoughts like death-bells echoing far and near, %toll for life's lost, irrevocable hours
Subject(s): Sea


STUDIES BY THE SEA, by CHARLOTTE SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah! Wherefore do the incurious say
Last Line: Round the green peopled earth, and call'd it good!
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Charlotte Turner
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SUBMARINE MOUNTAINS, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Under the sea, which is their sky, they rise
Last Line: The intolerable thought none can ignore.
Subject(s): Mountains; Sea; Hills; Downs (great Britain); Ocean


SUICIDES, by ELLEN BRYANT VOIGT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ink blot, sperm on a slide, a squirm
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Sea Serpents


SUICIDES, by ELLEN BRYANT VOIGT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ink blot, sperm on a slide, a squirm
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


SUICIDES, by ADRIENNE WOLFERT    Poem Source                
First Line: Red is the sea, the red sea flecked with white
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


SUMMER AT SEVEN, by JUDY KRONENFELD    Poem Source                
First Line: The breeze gathers the thin skin
Last Line: Down, %--down, %--down, %down
Subject(s): Children; Sea; Summer


SUMMER NOON AT SEA, by EPES SARGENT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A holy stillness, beautiful and deep
Subject(s): Sea


SUMMER SNOW, by CHARLOTTE SHAPIRO ZOLOTOW    Poem Source                
First Line: An evening by the sea
Subject(s): Sea


SUN, by CEES NOOTEBOOM    Poem Source                
First Line: This is my most famous charade
Last Line: Like a ruined beast with a lens
Subject(s): Nature; Sea Voyages; Travel


SUN UPON THE WHITE SEA SHONE, by WILLIAM BELL SCOTT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


SUN'S OVER THE FOREYARD', by CHRISTOPHER DARLINGTON MORLEY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When I was a passenger in the barque windrush
Alternate Author Name(s): Hall, Galway
Subject(s): Sea


SUNBEAMS IN THE SEA, by ELIZA KEARY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There is no cloud in all the sky
Last Line: Makes music evermore.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SUNDAY - A CALM AT SEA, by MRS. O. N. KNOX    Poem Source                
First Line: Now the wild waters sway themselves to rest
Subject(s): Sea


SUNLIGHT AND SEA, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Give me the sunlight and the sea
Last Line: And who shall take my heaven from me?
Subject(s): Breath; Death; Eyes; Faces; Heaven; Life; Sea; Singing & Singers; Spring; Sun; Dead, The; Paradise; Ocean


SUNLIGHTS WAVER FROM ROCK TO ROCK, by AUGUSTA DAVIES WEBSTER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Home, Cecil; Webster, Mrs. Julia Augusta
Subject(s): Sea


SUNRISE, by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN KING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The dim light to the sou'ward
Last Line: Climbs up out of the sea.
Alternate Author Name(s): King, Ben
Subject(s): Dawn; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Sunrise; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


SUNRISE AT SEA, by EDWIN ATHERSTONE    Poem Source                
First Line: The interminable ocean lay beneath
Subject(s): Sea


SUNRISE AT SEA, by EPES SARGENT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When the mild weather came
Subject(s): Sea


SUNRISE FLASHES AND FLOATS AND FLICKERS, by MAY (MARY) CLARISSA GILLINGTON BYRON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


SUNRISE ON THE COAST, by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Grey dawn on the sand hills - the night wind has drifted
Last Line: Behold, 'tis that marvel, the birth of a day!
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Dawn; Sea; Sunrise; Ocean


SUNRISE WITH SEA MONSTER, by CHARLES LAURENCE NORTH    Poem Source                
First Line: Well, we either do it or we don't, as the pigeon said to the loaf
Last Line: But no diminishment, as in 'fancy' and 'open fifths' and environmental sweepstakes'
Subject(s): Clouds; Environment; Sea Monsters; Storms; Weather


SUNSET AT SEA, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lo, where he sinks from sight
Last Line: Above his grave.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Graves; Sea; Tombs; Tombstones; Ocean


SUNSET BLUES, by MAXINE W. KUMIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Seagulls' crying
Alternate Author Name(s): Kumin, Maxine
Subject(s): Sea


SUNSET-MOOD, by STANLEY E. BABB    Poem Text                
First Line: Outward-bound for singapore
Last Line: Steaming to cathay!
Subject(s): Sea Voyages; Ships & Shipping


SURF, by ISRAEL NEWMAN    Poem Text                
First Line: Sea-ache, and sea-scent, and the welter of white
Last Line: Of wave-heaps trailing tresses drowned in green!
Subject(s): Sea; Seashore; Surfing; Water; Waves; Ocean; Beach; Coast; Shore


SURF CASTER, by CHARLES PIERRE    Poem Source                
First Line: The fine line that keeps him connected to the depths
Last Line: The common catch, something only he would know
Subject(s): Sea


SWITZERLAND, by MATTHEW ARNOLD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Again I see my bliss at hand
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SWITZERLAND, by MATTHEW ARNOLD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Again I see my bliss at hand
Last Line: The mists are on the mountain hung, %and marguerite I shall see no more
Subject(s): Sea


SWORD, by ECE AYHAN    Poem Source                
First Line: The vagabondary of the sea. The octopus beached on the
Last Line: Round my waist a sea of thoughts
Subject(s): Exiles; Sailors And Sailing; Sea; Ships And Shipping


TACKING SHIP OFF SHORE, by WALTER MITCHELL    Poem Text                
First Line: The weather-leech of the topsail shivers
Last Line: Eight bells have struck, and my watch is below.
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


TAILLEFER THE TROUVERE, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They sailed in their long gray galleys, they tossed on the narrow sea
Last Line: On the verge of the fight at senlac with a song upon his lips!
Subject(s): Death; Heroism; Sea Battles; War; Dead, The; Heroes; Heroines; Naval Warfare


TAKING OF CARTAGNA, by THOMAS GREEPE    Poem Source                
First Line: The mariners the while provide
Subject(s): Drake, Sir Francis (1540-1596); Sea


TANKA: 2, by SADAKICHI HARTMANN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Moon, somnolent, white
Last Line: And live in the dawnlit sea!
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


TARA-BINDU, by DHAN GOPAL MUKERJI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As the breeze falls asleep
Last Line: Behind the emerald screen of the sea.
Subject(s): Nature; Night; Rest; Sea; Bedtime; Ocean


TEACH THE ROVER, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Will you hear of a bloody battle
Subject(s): Sea


TELL ME, TELL ME, SARAH JANE, by CHARLES STANLEY CAUSLEY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Causley, Charles
Subject(s): Sea


TEMPEST, by PAUL CLAUDEL    Poem Source                
First Line: In the morning, leaving a shore the color
Last Line: Our prow like a body made of tears
Subject(s): Sailors And Sailing; Sea; Storms


TEMPEST NIGHT, by JOEL T. ROGERS    Poem Text                
First Line: Wind in the void, where the white stars shake
Last Line: And the night hangs heavily years and years?
Subject(s): Sea; Sea Voyages; Storms; Weather; Wind; Ocean


TEMPEST, SELS., by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE                    Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Country Life; Death; Love; Sea


TERRA INCOGNITA, by BARBARA SZERLIP    Poem Source                
First Line: We've walked since morning, the landscape, as before, perfect sem
Last Line: Any he's seen before, swears there's not a constellation he can recognize
Subject(s): Camping; Sea Voyages; Tourists; Travel


TESTAMENT, by ATTWOOD ROBSON    Poem Source                
First Line: O sea %hear my testament
Subject(s): Sea


THALASSA, by LOUISE SEYMOUR JONES    Poem Text                
First Line: In a faraway mist
Last Line: Endlessly long.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THALASSIUS, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Upon the flowery forefront of the year
Last Line: And in thy soul the sense of all the sea.
Subject(s): Life; Music & Musicians; Sea; Singing & Singers; Wandering & Wanderers; Wind; Ocean


THALATTA, by WILLIS BOYD ALLEN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Far over the billows unresting forever
Subject(s): Sea


THALATTA, THALATTA!, by VIRGIL MARKHAM    Poem Text                
First Line: The march wore on; vigor had ceased to be
Last Line: Some silver gleam that speaks to me of home!
Subject(s): Home; Sea; Ocean


THAT DAY OF DAYS WHEN I AND YOU, by PHILIP BOURKE MARSTON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


THAT SIMPLE, THAT SOPHISTICATED, by MARIAH BURTON NELSON    Poem Source                
First Line: Sunbathing flat-naked on an empty beach
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters


THE 'CLERMONT', by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A roar of smoke from the iron stack
Last Line: For all the fleets of the world to follow.
Subject(s): Fulton, Robert (1765-1815); New York City; Rivers; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple; Ocean


THE 'DISASTER', by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Without rudder, without sail
Last Line: Lost -- exultant, desolate!
Subject(s): Disasters; Night; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Soul; Storms; Wind; Bedtime; Ocean


THE ALABAMA, by MAURICE BELL    Poem Text                
First Line: She has gone to the bottom! The wrath of the tide
Last Line: And the brave ship that bore him to glory!
Subject(s): Alabama (ship); American Civil War; Sea Battles; United States - History; Naval Warfare


THE APPLES, by FREDERICK RIDGELY TORRENCE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When the wounded seaman heard the ocean-daughters
Last Line: Homeward to the deep.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE ARCHIPELAGO, by HERMAN MELVILLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sail before the morning breeze
Last Line: Marquesas!
Subject(s): Aegean Sea; Greece; Greeks


THE ARETHUSA, by PRINCE HOARE    Poem Text                
First Line: Come, all ye jolly sailors bold
Last Line: On board of the arethusa!
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE ARMADA, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: England, mother born of seamen, daughter fostered of the sea
Last Line: Sea.
Subject(s): England; God; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Travel; English; Ocean; Journeys; Trips


THE ATTACK, by THOMAS BUCHANAN READ    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In hampton roads, the airs of march were bland
Last Line: She sank, thank god! Unsoiled by foot of traitor!
Subject(s): American Civil War; Cumberland (ship); Hampton Roads, Virginia; Morris, George Upham; Sea Battles; U.s. - History; Virginia (ship); Naval Warfare; Merrimac (ship)


THE BALLAD OF BAZILE BORGNE, by IDA COLE BARTLATT    Poem Text                
First Line: Always the river called to him
Last Line: Arms unseen now cling to him!
Subject(s): Boats; Pirates; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Piracy; Buccaneers; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


THE BALLAD OF DEAD MEN'S BAY, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea swings owre the slants of sand
Last Line: That look upon that light.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE BALLAD OF GREGORIE, by CARROLL RYAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O, I have now an argosy, a-sailing on the sea
Last Line: You'll live in peace and plenty on an island all your own.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ryan, William Thomas Carroll
Subject(s): Golden Fleece (mythology); Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Ocean


THE BALLAD OF MACINDOE, by PATRICK MACGILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Macindoe was a scotchman-had other failings, too
Last Line: But I never believed the tale.
Subject(s): Death; Hunger; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Dead, The; Ocean


THE BALLAD OF THE CLAMPHERDOWN, by RUDYARD KIPLING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It was our war-ship clampherdown
Last Line: And as it still shall be.
Subject(s): Navy - Great Britain; Sea Battles; English Navy; Naval Warfare


THE BALLAD OF THE OYSTERMAN, by OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It was a tall young oysterman lived by the river-side
Last Line: And now they keep an oyster-shop for mermaids down below.
Subject(s): Drowning; Sea; Ocean


THE BALLAD OF THE SEA-BORN MAN, by MARGARET LOUISA WOODS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have wandered too far from the foam on the shore
Last Line: Yet happily, most happily, beyond the hills I reign.
Alternate Author Name(s): Woods, Mrs. Margaret Louisa Bradley
Subject(s): Drowning; Sea; Ocean


THE BATH, by JOSE-MARIA DE HEREDIA (1842-1905)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Like the once lovely monster, in the tide
Last Line: The foamy lash of the assaulting sea.
Subject(s): Animals; Horses; Sea; Ocean


THE BATH, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Off, fetters of the falser life
Last Line: Between the land and sea!
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Earth; God; Life; Sea; World; Ocean


THE BATHER, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where the sea-wind ruffles
Last Line: Of the fragrant daphne.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Baths & Bathing; Beauty; Daphne (mythology); Nudity; Rome, Italy; Sea; Nakedness; Ocean


THE BATTLE OF PLATTSBURG BAY [SEPTEMBER 11, 1814], by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Plattsburg bay! Plattsburg bay!
Last Line: And humbled her pride who is queen of the main!
Subject(s): Macdonough, Thomas (1783-1825); Plattsburg Bay, Battle Of; Sea Battles; War Of 1812; Naval Warfare


THE BATTLE OF THE BIGHT (NAVAL ACTION IN THE BIGHT OF HELIGOLAND), by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As rose the misty sun
Last Line: Nor have they shamed their sire.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Helgoland Bight, Battle Of; Sea Battles; World War I; Naval Warfare; First World War


THE BAY OF BISCAY, O!, by ANDREW CHERRY    Poem Text                
First Line: Loud roared the dreadful thunder
Last Line: From the bay of biscay, o!
Subject(s): Biscay, Bay Of; Sea; Ocean


THE BEAUTIFUL CITY, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The beautiful city! Forever
Last Line: And loosen the trump at the gates.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Beauty; Cities; Fantasy; Sea; Urban Life; Ocean


THE BEAUTIFUL SEA, by MARY TUCKER LAMBERT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have pined for the sight of the sea for years
Last Line: Thrills others with rapture, but cannot charm me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tucker, Mary Eliza Perine
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE BEAUTY OF THE SHIP, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When, staunchly entering port
Last Line: I only saw, at last, the beauty of the ship.
Subject(s): Sea; Ships & Shipping; Ocean


THE BELL AT SEA, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When the tide's billowy swell
Last Line: Stern though it be!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Bells; Sea; Ocean


THE BIG BLACK TRAWLER, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The very best ship that ever I knew
Last Line: Oh, sing, my bullies, let the bullgine run.
Subject(s): March (month); Sea; Ships & Shipping; Singing & Singers; Ocean


THE BIRD AND THE SHIP, by KARL WILHELM MULLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The rivers rush into the sea
Last Line: Neither poet nor printer may know.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Muller, Wilhelm
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE BLACK RIDERS: 1, by STEPHEN CRANE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Black riders came from the sea
Last Line: Thus the ride of sin.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE BLACK RIDERS: 38, by STEPHEN CRANE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The ocean said to me once
Last Line: "with a surplus of toys."
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE BLUE WAKE, by CHARLES LOUIS HENRY WAGNER    Poem Text                
First Line: As the blood-red sun sank in the western sky
Last Line: To furnish her a home.
Subject(s): Absence; Blue (color); Sea; Wakes; Separation; Isolation; Ocean


THE BOOK OF EXODUS: SONG OF THE SEA, by OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE    Poem Text                
First Line: Now moses & now israel's children sing this song
Subject(s): Mysticism - Judaism; Sea; Ocean


THE BOOK OF SEDIMENTS, by MADELINE DEFREES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Eye is an ocean bounded on every side by desert,
Last Line: Through undreamed light and water.
Alternate Author Name(s): Mary Gilbert, Sister; De Frees, Madeline
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE BRITISH PRISON-SHIP, by PHILIP FRENEAU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Amid these ills no tyrant dared refuse
Last Line: And his last efforts more than damn the first.
Subject(s): American Revolution; Hospitals; Navy - Great Britain; Prisons & Prisoners; Sea Battles; English Navy; Convicts; Naval Warfare


THE BROOK AND THE OCEAN, by VICTOR MARIE HUGO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A brook from a headland was falling
Last Line: "drop of fresh water to drink."
Subject(s): Brooks; Sea; Streams; Creeks; Ocean


THE BROOKLYN AT SANTIAGO, by WALLACE RICE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Twixt clouded heights spain hurls to doom
Last Line: On such a ship!
Alternate Author Name(s): Groot, Cecil De
Subject(s): Brooklyn (ship); Santiago, Cuba; Schley, Winfield Scott (1839-1909); Sea Battles; Spanish-american War (1898); Naval Warfare


THE BUCCANEERS, by RICHARD HOVEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, not for us the easy mirth
Last Line: The fearful joy of fate.
Subject(s): Pirates; Sea; Piracy; Buccaneers; Ocean


THE BUILDING OF THE SHIP, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Build me straight, o worthy master!
Last Line: Are all with thee,--are all with thee!
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Freedom; Sea; United States; Independence Day; Liberty; Ocean; America


THE BUOY-BELL, by CHARLES TENNYSON TURNER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How like the leper, with his own sad cry
Last Line: Breathed in their distant homes by wife or child!
Subject(s): Bell Buoys; Sea; Ocean


THE BURIAL OF THE DANE, by HENRY HOWARD BROWNELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Blue gulf all around us
Last Line: We have buried our dead!
Subject(s): Death; Sea; Dead, The; Ocean


THE BURTHEN OF THE TIDE, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The tide was dark and heavy with the burden that it bore
Last Line: For more.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Grief; Sea; Tides; Sorrow; Sadness; Ocean


THE CALL, by G. R. S. BLACKABY    Poem Text                
First Line: The roaring torrent, on its urgent way
Last Line: For evermore.
Subject(s): Nature; Sea; Ocean


THE CALL OF THE SEA, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text                
First Line: Gone are the days of canvas sails!
Last Line: Haunting their houses till they die.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE CALM [CALME], by JOHN DONNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Our storm is past, and that storm's tyrannous rage
Last Line: I should not then thus feele this miserie.
Variant Title(s): Early Verse Letters: The Calm
Subject(s): Sea; Storms; Ocean


THE CAPTAIN; A LEGEND OF THE NAVY, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He that only rules by terror
Last Line: With one waft of the wing.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Navy - Great Britain; Sea; English Navy; Ocean


THE CARIBBEAN: LANGUAGE AS TRANSLUCENT IMMINENCE, by WILL ALEXANDER                    Poet's Biography
First Line: Language being the primal conductor of liberty becomes the mag
Subject(s): Caribbean Sea; Identity; Language Poetry; Tongues


THE CASTAWAY, by WILLIAM COWPER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Obscurest night involved the sky, / the atlantic billows roared
Last Line: And whelm'd in deeper gulfs than he.
Subject(s): Atlantic Ocean; Drowning; Sea; Ocean


THE CASTLE BY THE SEA, by JOHANN LUDWIG UHLAND    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hast thou seen that lordly castle
Last Line: "no maiden was by their side!"
Subject(s): Castles; Sea; Ocean


THE CATFISH, by OLIVER BROOK HERFORD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The saddest fish that swims the briny ocean
Last Line: If you know what it is!
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Sea; Anglers; Ocean


THE CHAMBERED NAUTILUS, by OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the ship of pearl, which, poets feign
Last Line: Leaving thine outgrown shell by life's unresting sea!
Subject(s): Mollusks; Nautilus (shell); Religion; Sea; Theology; Ocean


THE CHANNEL TUNNEL, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Not for less love, all glorious france, to thee
Last Line: And spirit at one with spirit on either side.
Subject(s): France; Sea; Ocean


THE CHARNEL SHIP, by LUCRETIA MARIA DAVIDSON    Poem Text                
First Line: The breeze blew fair, the waving sea
Last Line: Mong the red coral groves for you.
Subject(s): Death; Sea; Dead, The; Ocean


THE CHILD AND THE MARINER, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text                
First Line: A dear old couple my grandparents were
Last Line: No good in port or out' -- my grandad said.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE CHILD AND THE OCEAN, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now, ocean dear, all yesterday
Last Line: "I'll never frighten you again."
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Children; Fear; Sea; Childhood; Ocean


THE CHIVALRY OF THE SEA, by ROBERT SEYMOUR BRIDGES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Over the warring waters, beneath the wandering skies
Last Line: The wide-warring water, under the starry skies.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bridges, Robert+(2)
Subject(s): Sea Battles; World War I; Naval Warfare; First World War


THE CITY AND THE SEA, by EMILY PAULINE JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To none the city bends a servile knee
Last Line: But her sweet soul is god's.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tekahionwake
Subject(s): Cities; God; Mankind; Sea; Urban Life; Human Race; Ocean


THE CITY AND THE SEA, by MARION COUTHOUY SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Struck like a blur of gold across the night
Last Line: The thunders of his old unconquered might.
Subject(s): Cities; Sea; Urban Life; Ocean


THE CITY IN THE SEA, by EDGAR ALLAN POE    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lo! Death has reared himself a throne
Last Line: Shall do it reverence.
Subject(s): Cities; Death; Sea; Urban Life; Dead, The; Ocean


THE CITY-PARK, by LOUIS GINSBERG    Poem Text                
First Line: A haven in a stormy sea
Last Line: Foaming along in endless tide!
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE CLIFFSIDE PATH, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Seaward goes the sun, and homeward by the down
Last Line: Wind is lord and change is sovereign of the strand.
Subject(s): Sea; Sun; Wind; Ocean


THE COAST OF BOHEMIA, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Like some still angel who, in toilless might
Last Line: Of sea flamed loose -- and then we saw those isles.
Subject(s): Bohemian Forest, Europe; Sea; Ocean


THE COCOA-NUT TREE, by FRANCES SARGENT OSGOOD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, the green and the graceful - the cocoa-nut tree
Last Line: There will a picture of beauty be!
Alternate Author Name(s): Vane, Violet
Subject(s): Beauty; Cocoa; Islands; Sea; Trees; Ocean


THE COLD WAVE OF 32 B.C., by FRANKLIN PIERCE ADAMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It is cold, o thaliarchus, and soracte's crest is / white
Last Line: Hurry, o my thaliarchus, let us go that to there place.
Alternate Author Name(s): F. P. A.
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


THE CONGER EEL, by PATRICK MACGILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The waters dance on the ocean crest, or swirl in
Last Line: That vampire conger eel.
Subject(s): Arctic; Bones; Death; Marine Animals; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Dead, The; Ocean


THE CONQUEROR, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He hears the whir of the battle
Last Line: Into a tangle of endless wars.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Sea; Soldiers; War; Ocean


THE CONSTELLATION AND THE INSURGENTE (1), by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "come all ye yankee sailors, with swords and pikes advance"
Last Line: And now 'the girl we love the most!' / my brave yankee boys
Variant Title(s): Truxton's Victory; Or Brave Yankee Boys
Subject(s): "constellation (ship);insurgente (ship);navy - United States;sea Battles;truxtun, Thomas (1755-1822);" "american Navy;naval Warfare;truxton, Thomas;


THE CONSTITUTION AND THE GUERRIERE (4), by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: I often have been told
Last Line: "since we hooked you in the gill, / don't boast upon dacres the grandee o"
Subject(s): "constitution (ship);guerriere (ship);hull, Isaac (1773-1843);sea Battles;war Of 1812;" Naval Warfare


THE CONVERGENCE OF THE TWAIN; LINES ON LOSS OF THE TITANIC, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: In a solitude of the sea
Last Line: And consummation comes, and jars two hemispheres.
Subject(s): Disasters; Icebergs; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Shipwrecks; Titanic (ship); Ocean


THE CORAL INSECT, by LYDIA HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Toil on! Toil on!
Last Line: While the wonder and pride of your works remain.
Subject(s): Coral; Insects; Sea; Bugs; Ocean


THE COURSE OF TIME: OCEAN, by ROBERT POLLOCK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Great ocean! Strongest of creation's sons
Last Line: Thy great obeisance.
Alternate Author Name(s): Pollok, Robert
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE COVES OF CRAIL, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The moon-white waters wash and leap
Last Line: Amid the coves of crail.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Crail, Scotland; Sea; Sleep; Ocean


THE CRADLE OF THE DEEP, by EMMA HART WILLARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Rocked in the cradle of the deep
Last Line: Rocked in the cradle of the deep.
Variant Title(s): In The Cradle Of The Deep
Subject(s): God; Religion; Sea; Theology; Ocean


THE CRESCENT MOON, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As though the power that made the nautilus
Last Line: And sailing onward ever seems at rest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Moon; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Ocean


THE CRUISE OF THE 'ROVER', A.D. 1575, by EDMUND WILLIAM GOSSE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They sailed away one morning when sowing-time was over
Last Line: Then kissed each other silently, and hand in hand they died.
Subject(s): Navy - Great Britain; Sea Battles; Ships & Shipping; English Navy; Naval Warfare


THE CRUISE OF THE MONITOR [MARCH 9, 1862], by GEORGE M. BAKER    Poem Text                
First Line: Out of a northern city's bay
Last Line: Hurrah for the monitor's famous cruise!
Subject(s): American Civil War; Hampton Roads, Virginia; Monitor (ship); Sea Battles; United States - History; Virginia (ship); Naval Warfare; Merrimac (ship)


THE CUMBERBUNCE, by PAUL WEST    Poem Text                
First Line: I strolled beside the shining sea
Last Line: "the difference 'twixt 'might' and 'could'!"
Subject(s): Nonsense; Sea; Singing & Singers; Ocean


THE CUMBERLAND, by HERMAN MELVILLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Some names there are of telling sound
Last Line: Cumberland! Cumberland!
Subject(s): American Civil War; Cumberland (ship); Hampton Roads, Virginia; Sea Battles; United States - History; Virginia (ship); Naval Warfare; Merrimac (ship)


THE CUMBERLAND [MARCH 8, 1862], by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At anchor in hampton roads we lay
Last Line: And without a seam!
Subject(s): American Civil War; Cumberland (ship); Hampton Roads, Virginia; Patriotism; Sea Battles; United States - History; Virginia (ship); Naval Warfare; Merrimac (ship)


THE CUP OF OCEAN, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What does the cup of ocean hold?
Last Line: Gaze within e'er ye bend and drink.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE DAEMON, SELECTION, by MIKHAIL YUREVICH LERMONTOV    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On the sightless seas of ether
Last Line: And indifferent as they.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lermontov, Mikhail Yuryevich
Subject(s): Disasters; Sea; Waves; Ocean


THE DANCE, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dance on; we would not touch you
Last Line: Dance like a star on the sea!
Subject(s): Beauty; Dancing & Dancers; Life; Music & Musicians; Night; Sea; Bedtime; Ocean


THE DANGER OF THE SEA; 13TH BOOK OF MACARONICS, by TEOFILO FOLENGO    Poem Text                
First Line: The treacherous seas unwary men betray
Last Line: Then y' had ne'er strove to reach the shore in vain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Coccaius, Merlinus; Coccaio, Merlino; Folengo, Girolamo
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE DEAD, by EUGENIO MONTALE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea that breaks on the opposite shore
Subject(s): Death; Sea; Dead, The; Ocean


THE DEAR ADVENTURER, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O dear adventurer, once more dost thou
Last Line: What talk, what treasures shown, what shining hours!
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Past; Sea; Dead, The; Ocean


THE DEATH OF ADMIRAL BENBOW, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Come all you sailors bold
Last Line: As our fathers did before / long ago
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE DEATH OF ANTONINUS PIUS, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Through the marble gates of ostia
Last Line: And thine aequanimitas!
Subject(s): Death; Life; Nations; Rome, Italy; Sea; Dead, The; Ocean


THE DEATH OF RICHARD WAGNER, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Mourning on earth, as when dark hours descend
Last Line: From the depths of the sea
Subject(s): Composers; Death; Earth; Grief; Roundels; Sea; Wagner, Richard (1813-1883); Dead, The; World; Sorrow; Sadness; Ocean


THE DEEP, by JOHN GARDINER CALKINS BRAINARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There's beauty in the deep
Last Line: There's quiet in the deep.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE DEEP BLUE SEA, by MRS. THOMAS B. UPCHURCH    Poem Text                
First Line: Oh restless sea! Confide in me
Last Line: Roll on, thou deep blue sea.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE DEEP SEA CABLES, by RUDYARD KIPLING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The wrecks dissolve above us; their dust drops down from
Last Line: "and a new word runs between: whispering, ""let us be one!"
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE DEEP-SEA PEARL, by EDITH MATILDA THOMAS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The love of my life came not
Last Line: And the deep sea covers all.
Subject(s): Life; Love; Sea; Ocean


THE DESTROYER OF DESTROYERS, by WALLACE RICE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From santiago, spurning the morrow
Last Line: Wainwright! The gloucester!
Alternate Author Name(s): Groot, Cecil De
Subject(s): Gloucester (ship); Navy - United States; Santiago, Cuba; Sea Battles; Spanish-american War (1898); Troy; Wainwright, Richard (1817-1862); American Navy; Naval Warfare


THE DISCOVERER OF THE NORTH CAPE; FROM KING ALFRED'S OROSIUS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Othere, the old sea captain, / who dwelt in helgoland
Last Line: "behold this walrus-tooth!"
Subject(s): Alfred, King Of Saxons (871-901); Explorers; Norway; Sea; Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers; Ocean


THE DIVER, by ROBERT EARL HAYDEN                    Poet's Biography
First Line: Sank through easeful
Subject(s): Scuba Diving; Sea; Sports; Ocean


THE DOLPHIN, by PAUL FORT    Poem Text                
First Line: Take me, o sea! I plunge. My suit do not contemn! Of metamor
Last Line: Attain the sun!
Subject(s): Death; Love; Sea; Dead, The; Ocean


THE DOOMED CITY, by EDGAR ALLAN POE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lo! Death hath rear'd himself a throne
Last Line: Shall give his undivided time.
Subject(s): Cities; Death; Sea; Urban Life; Dead, The; Ocean


THE DOUBLE SKEIN, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Up ere the throstle is out of the thorn
Last Line: For still with its treasure the heart will be.
Subject(s): Sea


THE EAGLE AND THE VULTURE, by THOMAS BUCHANAN READ    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In cherbourg roads the pirate lay
Last Line: "and for heroes like winslow is shouting, ""thank god!"
Subject(s): Alabama (ship); American Civil War; Cherbourg, France; Kearsarge (ship); Sea Battles; U.s. - History; Winslow, John Ancrum (1811-1873); Naval Warfare


THE EBBING TIDE, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A long low gurgle down the strand
Last Line: Dense blue beneath the dense blue skies.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Sea; Sky; Tides; Ocean


THE ECLIPSE, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I said, tonight is her plenilune
Last Line: "and ""the law is the law,"" the astronomers said!"
Subject(s): Dreams; Eclipses; Love; Moon; Sea; Soul; Nightmares; Ocean


THE ETERNAL FEMININE, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For ever shall she beckon. Men may prate
Last Line: Yet ancient as the moaning of the sea!
Subject(s): Dreams; Light; Sea; Time; Nightmares; Ocean


THE EVERLASTINGS; FOR L.P. SNYDER AND KARMA WANGMO, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the village it must be a clear night with the light of a red
Last Line: It is the thunder at dawn!
Subject(s): Death; Rumors; Sea; Spiritual Life; Dead, The; Ocean


THE EXCURSION, by TU FU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How delightful, at sunset, to loosen the boat!
Last Line: By the time we reach the shore, it seems as though the fifth month were autumn.
Alternate Author Name(s): Du Fu
Subject(s): Boats; Poetry & Poets; Sea Voyages


THE EXPECTED SHIP, by JOHN GODFREY SAXE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thus I heard a poet say
Last Line: That brings the ship from o'er the sea!
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE FAMOUS FIGHT AT MALAGO, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Come all you brave sailors that sails on the main
Last Line: Because with five frigates we did them destroy
Subject(s): Navy - Great Britain;sea;sea Battles; English Navy;ocean;naval Warfare


THE FAMOUS TAY WHALE, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas in the month of december, and in the year 1883
Last Line: That is to say, if the people all are willing.
Subject(s): Boats; Dundee, Scotland; Fish & Fishing; Sea; Whales; Ocean


THE FIGUREHEAD, by LEONIE ADAMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This that is washed with weed and pebblestone
Alternate Author Name(s): Troy, William, Mrs.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE FINAL FREEDOM, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At the grim end, no prison for me
Last Line: "one with the wind and sky and sea."
Subject(s): Fate; Freedom; Love; Sea; Destiny; Liberty; Ocean


THE FIRST VOYAGE, by ELIZA COOK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He stood upon the sandy beach
Last Line: The ocean is his home!
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


THE FISH, by ELIZABETH BISHOP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I caught a tremendous fish
Subject(s): Environment; Fish & Fishing; Sea; Sports; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Anglers; Ocean


THE FISH, by RUPERT BROOKE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In a cool curving world he lies
Last Line: And the dark tide are one with him.
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Sea; Soldiers' Writings; Anglers; Ocean


THE FISH, by MARIANNE MOORE    Poem Text     Poem Explanation         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Wade / through black jade
Last Line: Its youth. The sea grows old in it.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE FISH, THE MAN, AND THE SPIRIT (COMPLETE), by JAMES HENRY LEIGH HUNT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You strange, astonished-looking, angle-faced
Last Line: Quicken'd with touches of transporting fear.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hunt, Leigh
Variant Title(s): Three Sonnets
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Sea; Anglers; Ocean


THE FISHER'S SON, by HENRY DAVID THOREAU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I know the world where land and water meet
Last Line: The staunchest bark that floats is high and dry.
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Life; Sea; Time; Ocean


THE FLIGHT OF THE CROWS, by EMILY PAULINE JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The autumn afternoon is dying o'er
Last Line: Yon band of black, belated crows still frets the evening air.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tekahionwake
Subject(s): Birds; Crows; Flight; Freedom; Sea; Travel; Flying; Liberty; Ocean; Journeys; Trips


THE FLYING DUTCHMAN, by EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Unyielding in the pride of his defiance
Last Line: One fog-walled island more.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE FLYING-FISH SAILOR, by CICELY FOX SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The western ocean rolls and roars
Last Line: That waits for the flying-fish sailor!
Subject(s): Prostitution; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Harlots; Whores; Brothels; Ocean


THE FOREIGN SAILOR, by WILLIAM ROSE BENET    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This is what I heard from a foreign sailor
Last Line: Whispering, and gesturing with lean, dark hands!
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Seashore; Ships & Shipping; Water; Seamen; Sails; Ocean; Beach; Coast; Shore


THE FORGOTTEN CAPTAIN, by TOMAS TRANSTROMER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We have many shadows. I was walking home
Subject(s): Battleships; Boats; Bombs; Death; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; War; Dead, The; Ocean


THE FORSAKEN MERMAN, by MATTHEW ARNOLD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, dear children, let us away
Last Line: "the kings of the sea."
Subject(s): Fairies; Mermaids & Mermen; Mothers; Sea; Elves; Ocean


THE FRIEND, by HENRY DAVID THOREAU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The great friend
Last Line: A profounder mystery.
Subject(s): Friendship; India; Sea; Ocean


THE GARDEN OF CYMODOCE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sea, and bright wind, and heaven of ardent air
Last Line: Breathe back the benediction of thy sea.
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Nature; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Travel; Ocean; Journeys; Trips


THE GIFT OF THE SEA, by RUDYARD KIPLING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The dead child lay in the shroud
Last Line: "we let it die in the dark!"
Subject(s): Death - Children; Sea; Death - Babies; Ocean


THE GOLDEN VANITY (5), by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "there was a gallant ship, and a gallant ship was she"
Last Line: And sink off the lowlands low
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE GRAVEDIGGER, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, the shambling sea is a sexton old
Last Line: Shoulder them in to shore.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE GREAT DIVIDE, by LEW SARETT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When I drift out on the silver sea
Last Line: When I drift out on the silver sea.
Subject(s): Night; Sea; Bedtime; Ocean


THE GREAT SILKIE OF SULE SKERRIE [SKERRY], by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: An earthly nourrice [nurse] sits and sings
Last Line: He'll shoot both my young son and me
Variant Title(s): The Silkie O' Sule Skerrie
Subject(s): Mermaids & Mermen;sea; Ocean


THE GREEK GALLEY, by GEORGE CABOT LODGE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sound of the sea, the sway of the song, the swing of the oar!
Last Line: We are home at last!
Subject(s): Homecoming; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Ocean


THE GROUND SWELL, by REGINALD HEBER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How soft the shades of evening creep
Last Line: Their hearts throb silently!
Subject(s): Sea; Waves; Ocean


THE HAGLETS, by HERMAN MELVILLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: By chapel bare, with walls sea-beat
Last Line: The abysm and the star.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE HAPPY PAIR, by JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It came and went so lightly
Last Line: A grandchild and a son.
Subject(s): Love; Poplar Trees; Sea; Ocean


THE HAPPY VOYAGE, by ETHEL GATES COATES    Poem Text                
First Line: As those who stand upon an unknown shore
Last Line: Our love and faith have glorified the years.
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


THE HEART OF OCEAN, by EDWARD NOYES POMEROY    Poem Text                
First Line: The grove's endearments are not thine
Last Line: Heart of the moaning sea!
Subject(s): Battleships; Death; Mortality; Mourning; Sea Gulls; Dead, The; Bereavement


THE HERITAGE, by EDWARD BLISS REED    Poem Text                
First Line: From the drear north, a cold and cheerless land
Last Line: By the wild sea.
Subject(s): Ancestry & Ancestors; Sea; Ocean


THE HOLE IN THE SEA, by MARVIN BELL    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It's there
Last Line: The driest thing there is.
Subject(s): Courage; Language; Religion; Sea; Secrets; Spirituality; Story-telling; Valor; Bravery; Words; Vocabulary; Theology; Ocean


THE HOME PORT, by EDITH PRATT DICKENS    Poem Text                
First Line: We have gone down to the sea
Last Line: The brine-burned winds of home.
Subject(s): Home; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


THE HOMEWARD-BOUND PASSENGER SHIP: DISASTER AT SEA, by EDWARD EDWIN FOOT    Poem Text                
First Line: The captain scans the ruffled zone
Last Line: ^1^ a figurative expression, intended by the author to signify the horizon.
Subject(s): Disasters; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Storms; Wind; Ocean


THE HOUSE BY THE SEA, by NEWMAN HOWARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The clock ticks on the old oak stair
Last Line: Alone. . . . He understands.
Subject(s): Fear; Kisses; Life; Love; Sea; Ocean


THE HURRICANE, by PHILIP FRENEAU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Happy the man who, safe on shore
Last Line: And ruin is the lot of all.
Subject(s): Hurricanes; Sea; Ocean


THE IDEA OF ORDER AT KEY WEST, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Text     Poem Explanation         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: She sang beyond the genius of the sea
Last Line: In ghostlier demarcations, keener sounds
Subject(s): Key West, Florida; Order; Perception; Sea; Singing & Singers; Ocean; Songs


THE IMPRISONED SEA-WINDS, by PAUL HAMILTON HAYNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Voices of strange sea breezes caught
Last Line: And the sea's mystery sighs through all.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE INCHCAPE ROCK, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No stir in the air, no stir in the sea
Last Line: The devil below was ringing his knell.
Subject(s): Disasters; Sea; Shipwrecks; Ocean


THE INDIA WHARF, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here in the velvet stillness
Last Line: Of ivory and scarlet.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): New York Harbor; Sea Voyages


THE ISLAND, by AUDREY ALEXANDRA BROWN    Poem Text                
First Line: Eastward lies the island
Last Line: When the grey seals come up from the sea?
Subject(s): Islands; Sea; Seals (animals); Solitude; Ocean; Loneliness


THE JUMBLIES, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They went to sea in a sieve, they did
Last Line: And they went to sea in a sieve.
Subject(s): Children; Nonsense; Sea; Childhood; Ocean


THE KRAKEN, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Below the thunders of the upper deep
Last Line: In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Sea Monsters; Supernatural; Sea Serpents


THE LADY AT SEA, by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cables entangling her
Last Line: "good lord deliver us!'"
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE LADY'S LOOKING-GLASS, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Celia and I the other day
Last Line: I with thee, or without thee, die!
Subject(s): Fate; Love; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Storms; Destiny; Ocean


THE LANDSMAN, by MOSCHUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When winds that move not its calm surface sweep
Last Line: Moves the calm spirit, but disturbs it not.
Variant Title(s): The Ocean;the Gleaming Sea
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE LANE, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No one can take away from me
Last Line: And the sound of the everlasting sea!
Subject(s): Life; Rain; Sea; Wind; Ocean


THE LAST BUCCANEER, by THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The winds were yelling, the waves were swelling
Last Line: Of the flag of the last buccaneer.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macaulay, 1st Baron
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE LAST CHANTEY, by RUDYARD KIPLING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thus said the lord in the vault above the cherubim
Last Line: Who heard the silly sailor-folk and gave them back their sea!
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE LAST DAY: A SUBMARINE JAUNT, by EDWARD YOUNG (1683-1765)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As yawns an earthquake, when imprison'd air
Last Line: And sails secure within the dark retreat.
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Submarines; Ocean; Submarine Warfare; U-boats


THE LESSER ONES, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We call them dumb -- yet daily there uprise
Last Line: Lost in the love of that diviner day.
Subject(s): Love; Pain; Sea; Suffering; Misery; Ocean


THE LETTER OF MARQUE, by CAROLINE FRANCES ORNE    Poem Text                
First Line: We had sailed out a letter of marque
Last Line: We shall see and hear, to our dying day.
Subject(s): Sea Battles; Shoal Of George's, Massachusetts; Naval Warfare


THE LIGHT, by MARJORIE A. SCHRIER    Poem Text                
First Line: Firm on a rock the lighthouse stands
Last Line: Wherever you choose to roam.
Subject(s): Lighthouses; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Ocean


THE LIPS OF THE SEA, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If thou wouldst win the rhythmic heart of things
Last Line: Hang trembling ever on her darkling lips.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE LISBON PACKET, by GEORGE GORDON BYRON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Huzza! Hodgson, we are going
Last Line: Ev'n on board the lisbon packet?
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Variant Title(s): Lines To Mr. Hodgson;lines To Mr. Hodgson, Written On Board The Lisbon Packet
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


THE LIVING AND THE DEAD, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The humming sea is full of dirges
Last Line: Who have passed into repose!
Subject(s): Bones; Death; Life; Loss; Sea; Dead, The; Ocean


THE LIVING SEA, FR. JOY O' LIFE, by THEODOSIA (PICKERING) GARRISON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How like the city is unto the sea
Last Line: Unhailed, unsignalled and unsignalling!
Alternate Author Name(s): Faulks, Frederick J., Mrs.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE LOST ATLANTIS, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Deep in our soul-seas there are sunken hopes
Last Line: The mute memorials of the lapsed years.
Subject(s): Atlantis; Hope; Life; Mythology - Classical; Past; Sea; Soul; Optimism; Ocean


THE LOVE SONNETS OF PROTEUS: 112. GIBRALTAR, by WILFRID SCAWEN BLUNT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Seven weeks of sea, and twice seven days of storm
Last Line: To see her red coats marching from the hill!
Subject(s): Gibraltar; Sea; Ocean


THE MAGNETIC MOUNTAIN: 1, by CECIL DAY LEWIS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now to be with you, elate, unshared
Last Line: Oh hasten hither my kestrel joy
Alternate Author Name(s): Blake, Nicolas
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE MAIN DEEP, by JAMES STEPHENS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The long, rolling, / steady-pouring
Last Line: ...Hush -- hushing....
Variant Title(s): The Main-deep
Subject(s): Sea; Waves; Ocean


THE MALDIVE SHARK, by HERMAN MELVILLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: About the shark, phlegmatical one
Last Line: Pale ravener of horrible meat.
Subject(s): Hate; Sea; Sharks; Ocean


THE MARINER, by RUTH ERICKSON    Poem Text                
First Line: There was something about the sea that drew
Last Line: For again he is sailing the uncharted seas.
Subject(s): Death; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Dead, The; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


THE MARINER, by EMILY PAULINE JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Once more adrift
Last Line: The life that used to be.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tekahionwake
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


THE MARINER, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O god! Have mercy in this dreadful hour
Last Line: O god! Have mercy on the mariner!
Variant Title(s): Sonnet: 14. During A Tempest
Subject(s): God; Mercy; Prayer; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Sonnet (as Literary Form); Storms; Ocean


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