The Beach In August By Weldon Kees

The Beach In August By Weldon Kees The day the fat woman In the bright blue bathing suit Walked into the water and died, I thought about the human Condition. Pieces of old fruit Came in and were left by the tide. What I thought about the human Condition was this: old fruit Comes in […]

A Parable By Mathilde Blind

A Parable By Mathilde Blind Between the sandhills and the sea A narrow strip of silver sand, Whereon a little maid doth stand, Who picks up shells continually, Between the sandhills and the sea. Far as her wondering eyes can reach, A vastness heaving gray in gray To the frayed edges of the day Furls […]

A Thought On The Sea-Shore By John Newton

A Thought On The Sea-Shore By John Newton In ev’ry object here I see Something, O Lord, that leads to thee: Firm as the rocks thy promise stands, Thy mercies countless as the sands, Thy love a sea immensely wide, Thy grace an ever-flowing tide. In ev’ry object here I see Something, my heart, that […]

The Old Swimmer By Christopher Morley

The Old Swimmer By Christopher Morley I often wander on the beach Where once, so brown of limb, The biting air, the roaring surf Summoned me to swim. I see my old abundant youth Where combers lean and spill, And though I taste the foam no more Other swimmers will. Oh, good exultant strength to […]

The Little Beach-Bird By Richard Henry Dana

The Little Beach-Bird By Richard Henry Dana Thou little bird, thou dweller by the sea, Why takest thou its melancholy voice, And with that boding cry Why o’er the waves dost fly? O, rather, bird, with me Through the fair land rejoice! Thy flitting form comes ghostly dim and pale, As driven by a beating […]

Sand By John B. Tabb

Sand By John B. Tabb Sterile sister though I be, Twinborn to the barren Sea, Yet of all things fruitful we Wait the end; and presently, Lo, they are not! then to me (Children to the nurse’s knee) Come the billows fresh and free, Breathing Immortality. Copyright © by the owner. Discover More Poetry

Sonnet On Being Cautioned Against Walking On A Headland By Charlotte Smith

Sonnet On Being Cautioned Against Walking On A Headland By Charlotte Smith Is there a solitary wretch who hies To the tall cliff, with starting pace or slow, And, measuring, views with wild and hollow eyes Its distance from the waves that chide below; Who, as the sea-born gale with frequent sighs Chills his cold […]

On The Dunes By Bliss Carman

On The Dunes By Bliss Carman Here all night on the dunes In the rocking wind we sleep, Watched by sentry stars, Lulled by the drone of the deep. Till hark, in the chill of the dawn A field lark wakes and cries, And over the floor of the sea We watch the round sun […]

Evening, Near The Sea By Edward Dowden

Evening, Near The Sea By Edward Dowden Light ebbs from off the Earth; the fields are strange, Dark, trackless, tenantless; now the mute sky Resigns itself to Night and Memory, And no wind will yon sunken clouds derange, No glory enrapture them; from cot or grange The rare voice ceases; one long-breathed sigh, And steeped […]

Poems about Confidence

Meadow And Sea By Amos Russel Wells

Meadow And Sea By Amos Russel Wells I watch the children play beside the sea Upon an upland meadow lifted high, The ocean large before them, wave and sky A boundless panorama wild and free. The clouds in floating companies agree. White ships allure the fondly following eye, And all the glowing prospect far or […]