Beach Poems

Popular Beach Poems
Young Love
by Sara Teasdale


I cannot heed the words they say,
The lights grow far away and dim,
Amid the laughing men and maids
My eyes unbidden seek for him.

I hope that when he smiles at me
He does not guess my joy and pain,
For if he did, he is too kind


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by Alfred Edward Housman

Wake: the silver dusk returning
Up the beach of darkness brims,
And the ship of sunrise burning
Strands upon the eastern rims.

Wake: the vaulted shadow shatters,
Trampled to the floor it spanned,
And the tent of night in tatters
Straws the sky-pavilioned land.


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Ile A L'Autre Cote De L'Eau
by Jacques du Lumerie

Your silver eyes
Has two faces with reflection

One is like autumn leaves
Or brown sepia photographs
And seem only to dull in death
And sadness of what once was...

The other eye sparkles
Dances magic with all the history of


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by Peter Davison

A mouthful of language to swallow:
stretches of beach, sweet clinches,
breaches in walls, bleached branches;
britches hauled over haunches;
hunches leeches, wrenched teachers.

What English can do: ransack
the warmth that chuckles beneath
fuzzed surfaces, smooth velvet
richness, splashy juices.


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by Elizabeth Bishop

The roaring alongside he takes for granted,
and that every so often the world is bound to shake.
He runs, he runs to the south, finical, awkward,
in a state of controlled panic, a student of Blake.

The beach hisses like fat. On his left, a sheet
of interrupting water comes and goes
and glazes over his dark and brittle feet.
He runs, he runs straight through it, watching his toes.


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Recent Beach Poems
by Zemde .

She sells sea shells
By the sea shore
Where the mermaids dance
Behind the green glass door

She shouts she yells
By the sea shore
And the waves, they echo
a resounding roar


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Crystal Waterfall
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Translucent waterfall at the verge of the beach,
Natural sensation, drowsy summertime's peach,
Perpetually in motion, like the hands of a clock,
Terminating soon in a dazzling freshness shock!

Beautiful day scene, veiled in shades of green,
A sparkling jewel at sunset, or in gilded gleam,
And my heart will recollect, well after the sight,
Of cascading coldness rushing, resembling flight.

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A Love Dream at the Beach
by Joseph Ogbonna

On a summer day I saw a pretty dame
bathing in the warm waves of the beach's tub.
She tanned her skin to adorn her slim frame,
massaging its softness with each gentle rub.
From that distance, she exuded sweet fragrance
stemming from the refining of her radiance.
Sensual movements from lips, hips, curves, legs and hands
made me fantasize as I relished each moment.
My love-struck eyes gazed at the rhythmic movement
of this scantily clad model for all lands.


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The Coast of Colors
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

richly hued summer
lives along a golden stretch
blooms sky sand surf sun
spectrum changes hour to hour
dawn to dusk people laughing

bright swimsuits green youths
beachballs and ice cream flavors
fresh scent of blue sea
from far out where it meets sky


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Afternoon Went Swimmingly
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

To the beach I went one hot, hot day,
In search of the cooling ice blue froth!
Refreshment beckoned in the sea spray,
And I lingered until skies turned mauve.

In search of the cooling ice blue froth,
I took a sunshine stroll to the beach,
And I lingered until skies turned mauve.
Often heart's desires are within reach.


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  • Amy Clampitt
    Amy Clampitt (3 poems about Beach)
    15 June 1920 - 10 September 1994 / New Providence, Iowa
  • Ethel Turner
    Ethel Turner (3 poems about Beach)
    24 January 1872 – 8 April 1958 / Doncaster / England
  •  Kelly Arcaro
    Kelly Arcaro (2 poems about Beach)
    Ashtabula, Ohio, USA
  •  Margret Foulger
    Margret Foulger (2 poems about Beach)
    Norwich, Norfolk, UK
  •  Raymond A Foss
    Raymond A Foss (2 poems about Beach)
    1960 / Westfield, MA / United States
  •  Adebayo Olabisi
    Adebayo Olabisi (1 poems about Beach)
    Saki, Oyo Nigeria
  •  Angie Logan
    Angie Logan (1 poems about Beach)
    St. Regis, Montana, USA
  • John Beevers
    John Beevers (1 poems about Beach)
    18 October 1911 - 13 September 1975 / Gildersome, Yorkshire
  •  Betty Puddefoot
    Betty Puddefoot (1 poem about Beach)
    Eastcote, Pinner, UK
  • Judith Beveridge
    Judith Beveridge (1 poems about Beach)
    1956 - / United Kingdom
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  • Neo Dore
    Neo Dore (1 poem about Beach)
    October 29, 1999- Maryland, Montgomery
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    Zemde . (1 poems about Beach)