Sea Quotes (774 quotes)
'The Beautiful Poem' from the Beach Bum
10 of the Best Poems about the Sea
Three quarters of the earth's surface is covered by water. The ocean conceals billions of creatures interacting in ways that we will never fully understand. Much of the ocean is mysterious. We cruise along on boats on the ocean's surface, and sit on beaches watching the ocean's surf meet the land. One of the great things about the ocean is that we cannot build on it. It will remain a vast open space perfect for contemplation. Seagulls soar above her surf, The sun reflects and gleams, While people come from miles around To stroll upon her beach.
Books by Whitman
Support the Archive. Support the Archive About the Archive. Distributed under a Creative Commons License. Price, editors. The Walt Whitman Archive. O UT of the cradle endlessly rocking,. Over the sterile sands and the fields beyond, where the child leaving his bed wander'd alone, bareheaded, barefoot,.
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 nigh. Is Nature's meditative jubilee And yet the children toss their little ball, Shouting and rioting in heedless play, Unmindful of the glory of it all, Nor thinking once beyond their meadow gay. Among the buttercups they leap and fall The ocean wide before them—what care they? On either hand A sweep of tawny sand With gentle curve extending, smooth and wide, On which bold rocks look down With dark and sullen frown, Slopes out to meet the fast incoming tide.