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The waves that wash the shore may devour the sand but this doesn’t mean that the sand is lost forever, it just becomes a part of the deeper part of the ocean.
More than that, the ocean has played an important part in many civilizations’ histories, making it a location that is both incredibly personal and massively universal. Poems about the ocean, unsurprisingly, come in a variety of forms. We ride in ships on the surface of the ocean and relax on beachfront watching the waves crash against the shore. One of the wonderful aspects about the ocean is that we cannot build on it. Take a look at some of our other poetry writing frames and templates to use with your children in class or at home: An English romantic poet, Smith is known as a key figure in the revival of the English sonnet. In this sonnet, the speaker gazes upon a person locally known as a lunatic pacing about a tall cliff above the sea. He is sad, moody, and murmurs to himself, but she says “I see him more with envy than with fear;” because she believes his ignorance provides him bliss. “He seems (uncursed with reason) not to know / The depth or the duration of his woe.”
Fig. 2. AC 506, “Water makes many / Beds,” about 1877. Courtesy Amherst College Archives & Special Collections. For link, see: https://acdc.amherst.edu/search/Water+makes+many+beds It is likely that children will find it easier to write about certain topics (like the creatures that live under the sea, for example) in a rhyming poem as the rhyming words will lead them to think of other words that are associated with these words and rhymes. These mesmerizing verses invite you to contemplate the complexities, emotions, and profound experiences that shape our existence, leaving you with a renewed sense of introspection. “The Ocean of Song” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
1. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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. The 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. In the 1960s and 1970s, students and faculty at the newly established University of Papua New Guinea and the University of the South Pacific in Fiji begin to study, write, and publish poetry and stories in broadsides, chapbooks, zines, anthologies, and full-length collections. Other centers of Pacific poetry soon emerged across the Pacific, including Aoteaora (New Zealand), Samoa, Tonga, Hawaiʻi, Tahiti, and Guam. Today, several Pacific writers have become internationally renowned, and their work has been translated into multiple languages and media, including film. Pacific literature courses are now taught in high schools and colleges throughout Oceania, and there are publishers and literary journals dedicated wholly to Pacific writing. Several dissertations, theses, essays, and monographs have focused on the history, theory, and aesthetics of Pacific literature. Book festivals, reading series, open mics, spoken word slams, writing workshops, humanities councils, author retreats, and literary conferences have created a dynamic and vibrant Pacific literary scene.