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Let us now go through some poems on ocean in English. These poems about the sea remind us that oceans have an impact on our lives and livelihoods of our loved ones, no matter how far off the beach we reside. 1. The Ocean The oceans always give you a sense of being alive. It is a treatment that purifies you bodily, mentally, and emotionally. Many deep short ocean poems throw emphasis on the truth that the ocean aids in the restoration of a person’s physiological, intellectual, and emotional well-being. ‎ 1. Deep Sea The oceans are the heart of our globe and all of its inhabitants. They encompass roughly three-quarters of the planet and contain 97 percent of the world’s water. If you want your kids to learn more facts about oceans, share these ocean poems for kids with them. 1. Ocean Mightier than the Land Her poems invoke a sense of connectedness… Nezhukumatathil weaves meditations on parenting and family-making among her lavishly rendered evocations of flora and fauna… Nezhukumatathil’s voice is consistent in its awe.” — Publishers Weekly

Although he’s often thought of as a somewhat gloomy poet, Larkin (1922-85) had his tenderer, more celebratory moments too, such as in this, the opening poem from his 1974 collection High Windows, describing the annual ritual of the British family seaside holiday. The first of the five sections of ‘The Dry Salvages’ is especially worth reading for its comparative analysis of the river and the sea. The ‘strong brown’ river is the Mississippi, which is ‘untamed and intractable’, and has served as a frontier and as a conduit for commerce. But unlike the river, which is within us, the sea is all about us. The river is a ‘god’, but the sea has ‘many gods’ and ‘many voices’: a polytheistic force of nature. Did you know? The sea covers more than 70 percent of the surface of our planet. That’s a lot of space for sea creatures to roam. What’s more, over 80 percent of the ocean remains unexplored – meaning no one has ever been there or knows what could be living down there. The sea’s withdrawal is not a matter of human desire, but of its own motion: the tides decide, not the speaker. The line from this expression of the sea’s independence of human desire and of the limits of the human when confronted by the sea would ultimately find its expression in the “undulating Rooms” of Fr. 1446A, the “abhorred abode,” of Fr. 1542[B], and the “syllableless sea” of Fr. 1689[A]. We explored the oceans of poetry to provide you the best poems about the ocean from over a decades of English-language poetry. So if you’re ready let’s dive into these best poems about the sea. 1. A Miracle to BeholdThe poem is one of the great narrative poems in English, with the old mariner recounting his story, with its hardships and tragedy, to a wedding guest. Variously interpreted as being about guilt over the Transatlantic slave trade, about Coleridge’s own loneliness, and about spiritual salvation, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner remains a challenging poem whose ultimate meaning is elusive. Time and time again, nature has proven that the deepest parts of the ocean are more serene and holds a lot of secrecy, that’s why people dive deep to have a taste of these mysteries. Gorgeously written, this poem begins by describing the water as unraveling velvet. Fanning describes how the water fills the earth, but never fully encompasses it. Water is always changing its shape, filling yet fleeting. It is everywhere, yet never within your control. Take a look at some of our other poetry writing frames and templates to use with your children in class or at home:

Oceanic is a generous, romantic, and ambitious look at the different stages of life, and how we experience the love and wonder that lead us to become more fully realized and compassionate as we grow each decade… [it’s] Nezhukumatathil’s most cohesive collection to date, as she takes her prior preoccupations and dissects them in new ways that invite, as all of her work does, a sense of marvel and astonishment.” — Tin House

In each case, the form finds the poem’s content—and vice versa—with such ease and grace that one almost wonders how poems concerning the end of summer (“End-of-Summer Haibun”) or separation from a child (“Travel Mommy Ghazal”) ever found other shapes to begin with. In such moments, Nezhukumatathil unabashedly embraces the –ic of her collection’s title and insists that “oceanic,” properly understood, far surpasses a definition as “of or relating to the ocean.” Invoking the “boundless” and the “limitless,” Nezhukumatathil sets out a simple, yet profound, argument about our relations with the natural world: the more we feel the ocean’s embrace, the sooner we sense its particular “hum” everywhere. Ocean has also found its place in several poems as well. Here are some of those simple ocean poems. 1. The Ocean

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