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The Wide Ocean - Poem by Pablo Neruda

Ocean, if you were to give, a measure, a ferment, a fruit
of your gifts and destructions, into my hand,
I would choose your far-off repose, your contour of steel,
your vigilant spaces of air and darkness,
and the power of your white tongue,
that shatters and overthrows columns,
breaking them down to your proper purity.

Not the final breaker, heavy with brine,
that thunders onshore, and creates
the silence of sand, that encircles the world,
but the inner spaces of force,
the naked power of the waters,
the immoveable solitude, brimming with lives.
It is Time perhaps, or the vessel filled
with all motion, pure Oneness,
that death cannot touch, the visceral green
of consuming totality.

Only a salt kiss remains of the drowned arm,
that lifts a spray: a humid scent,
of the damp flower, is left,
from the bodies of men. Your energies
form, in a trickle that is not spent,
form, in retreat into silence.

The falling wave,
arch of identity, shattering feathers,
is only spume when it clears,
and returns to its source, unconsumed.

Your whole force heads for its origin.
The husks that your load threshes,
are only the crushed, plundered, deliveries,
that your act of abundance expelled,
all those that take life from your branches.

Your form extends beyond breakers,
vibrant, and rhythmic, like the chest, cloaking
a single being, and its breathings,
that lift into the content of light,
plains raised above waves,
forming the naked surface of earth.
You fill your true self with your substance.
You overflow curve with silence.

The vessel trembles with your salt and sweetness,
the universal cavern of waters,
and nothing is lost from you, as it is
from the desolate crater, or the bay of a hill,
those empty heights, signs, scars,
guarding the wounded air.

Your petals throbbing against the Earth,
trembling your submarine harvests,
your menace thickening the smooth swell,
with pulsations and swarming of schools,
and only the thread of the net raises
the dead lightning of fish-scale,
one wounded millimetre, in the space
of your crystal completeness.


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Poems About Ocean

  1. 1. The Wide Ocean , Pablo Neruda
  2. 2. Out Of The Rolling Ocean, The Crowd , Walt Whitman
  3. 3. The Stars Go Over The Lonely Ocean , Robinson Jeffers
  4. 4. July Fourth By The Ocean , Robinson Jeffers
  5. 5. Ocean Of Forms , Rabindranath Tagore
  6. 6. As I Ebb'D With The Ocean Of Life , Walt Whitman
  7. 7. The Ocean , Nathaniel Hawthorne
  8. 8. The Ocean Said To Me Once, , Stephen Crane
  9. 9. Mid-Ocean In War-Time , Joyce Kilmer
  10. 10. Once By The Pacific , Robert Frost
  11. 11. The Ocean , Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
  12. 12. A Coast View , William Charles Wentworth
  13. 13. The Ocean's Song , Victor Marie Hugo
  14. 14. Love's Philosophy , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  15. 15. Sonnet I: Unto The Boundless Ocean , Samuel Daniel
  16. 16. After The Sea-Ship , Walt Whitman
  17. 17. Ocean: An Ode. Concluding With A Wish. , Edward Young
  18. 18. Ocean: An Ode. Concluding With A Wish.* , Edward Young
  19. 19. Apostrophe To The Ocean , George Gordon Byron
  20. 20. Lines To The Ocean , Martha Lavinia Hoffman
  21. 21. The Depths , Martha Lavinia Hoffman
  22. 22. As In The Globe Embraced By Ocean , Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev
  23. 23. The Ocean , Isaac McLellan
  24. 24. The Ocean Yacht Race , Isaac McLellan
  25. 25. “any Fool Can Get Into An Ocean . . .” , Jack Spicer
  26. 26. O Sun Of Real Peace , Walt Whitman
  27. 27. The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  28. 28. Rime Of The Ancient Mariner , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  29. 29. Evangeline: A Tale Of Acadie , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  30. 30. Laws Xiii , Khalil Gibran
  31. 31. * Had Ocean Been My Confidant , Naseer Ahmed Nasir
  32. 32. * My Heart Doesn’t Have A Clue * , ANJALI SINHA
  33. 33. Courtship Of Miles Standish, The , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  34. 34. The Georgics , Virgil
  35. 35. Beowulf , Charles Baudelaire
  36. 36. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: A Romaunt. .. , George Gordon Byron
  37. 37. The Wanderer , Eugene Field
  38. 38. The Consecrating Mother , Anne Sexton
  39. 39. Down By The Sea , Glenn Caudle
  40. 40. All Of The Pretty Things At The Bottom O.. , Samuel Stuart Pennell
  41. 41. Ocean Poem , Claire Page
  42. 42. Don Juan: Canto The Second , George Gordon Byron
  43. 43. Andromeda , Charles Kingsley
  44. 44. Tamar , Robinson Jeffers
  45. 45. Thurso’s Landing , Robinson Jeffers
  46. 46. Blue Like The Ocean , Ency Bearis
  47. 47. Moesta Et Errabunda (Grieving And Wander.. , Charles Baudelaire
  48. 48. Fingal - Book I , James Macpherson
  49. 49. Annus Mirabilis, The Year Of Wonders, 1666 , John Dryden
  50. 50. ~ ~ Ocean ~ ~ , Denise Bekker
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