Poets in You Can Hear the Ocean

You Can Hear the Ocean, a poetry anthology
A list of the classic and current poets whose work can be found in our anthology of sea-themed poetry, You Can Hear the Ocean.

Classic Poets
  • Dante Alighieri
    The Sailing of Ulysses
  • Joseph Auslander
    I Know It Will Be Quiet When You Come
  • Thomas Lovell Beddoes
    To Sea, to Sea!
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    A Sea-Side Walk
    The Sea-Mew
  • George Shepard Burleigh
    An Ocean Sunrise
  • Lord Byron
    The Ocean
  • Bliss Carman
    A Son of the Sea
  • Stephen Crane
    The Ocean Said to Me Once
  • H. D.
    Sea Iris
  • Emily Dickinson
    I Started Early—Took My Dog—
    I Think that the Root of the Wind Is Water—
    Exultation Is the Going
  • A. E.
    The Voice of the Sea
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    The Rock and the Sea
  • Arthur Guiterman
    A Sea Dream
  • Thomas Hardy
    The Convergence of the Twain
  • Sadakichi Hartmann
    Drifting Flowers of the Sea
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
    The Ocean
  • Thomas S. Jones, Jr.
    Dusk at Sea
  • Rudyard Kipling
    Seal Lullaby
  • D. H. Lawrence
    The Mystic Blue
  • Eugene Lee-Hamilton
    Sea-Shell Murmurs
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • John Masefield
    Sea Fever
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • Marianne Moore
    A Jelly-Fish
    A Talisman
  • Thomas Moore
    The Fire Worshippers
  • Eva L. Ogden
    The Sea
  • John Boyle O’Reilly
    The Flying Dutchman
  • Ezra Pound
    The Sea of Glass
  • Rainer Maria Rilke
    Song of the Sea
  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti
    The Sea-Limits
  • Alan Seeger
    On the Cliffs, Newport
  • William Shakespeare
    Sonnet LXIV
  • John Sterling
    The Two Oceans
  • Wallace Stevens
    The Paltry Nude Starts on a Spring Voyage
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    A Visit from the Sea
  • Sara Teasdale
    Sea Longing
  • Alfred, Lord Tennyson
    On a Desert Island
  • Walt Whitman
    Out of the Rolling Ocean, the Crowd
  • Oscar Wilde
    Impression du Voyage
  • William Wordsworth
    The Sea Shell
  • William Butler Yeats
    The White Birds
Current Poets
  • Joel Allegretti
    Gabriel the Beachcomber
    The Sea at Our Door
  • Carol Alena Aronoff
    The Muse
  • Janet Barry
    wrack line
  • Sidney Bending
    Dead Zones, Dying Zones
  • Ben Bever
  • Jenny Blackford
    The Way the Water
  • Eloise Bruce
    Having Uncles Named Homer
  • R. T. Castleberry
    The Mission of Water
  • Bill Cushing
  • Elizabeth Ruth Deyro
    Let the Oceans Speak for Me
  • Lauren Davis
    Land Not Required
  • Agnieszka Filipek
  • Marj Hahne
    Hold Fast
  • David Holper
    To Pewetole Island
  • Gene Hult
    Sea Stack
  • Clarissa Jakobsons
    California Ohms
  • Marjorie Maddox
    Sea Side Be
  • Paul Magrs
    Across the Ocean
  • Lucinda Marshall
    Ebb Tide
  • Stephen McGuinness
  • Leah Mueller
    At the Memorial
  • Ciarán Parkes
  • Winston Plowes
  • Suzanne S. Rancourt
    The Shores of Methana
  • Meg Smith
    Seafoam Witch
  • Alec Solomita
    Another Poem about the Sea
  • Alison Stone
    The Sea
  • Larry D. Thacker
    Fisherman’s Runes
  • Lynne Viti

The anthology also features an About the Authors section, with biographies of all included poets, and a Reading Guide, with questions and discussion prompts for teachers and book clubs.

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