Haiku Poems About Oceans | Ocean Haiku Poems

Haiku poems about Oceans and Ocean haiku poems. Read and enjoy these haikus! See also Ocean Quotes.

Poem Details | by Maureen McGreavy |
Categories: ocean, pollution,

woe is the sea

                              something grabs my leg

                          plastic bag churned by the tide

                                 ocean clings for life

Poem Details | by Connie Marcum Wong |
Categories: change, nature, ocean,

the ocean speaks

the ocean speaks a
language we all understand.
serene to surly


Poem Details | by Charmaine Chircop |
Categories: beach,

Haiku 48-54 Strolling along Palm beach

palm trees silhouette
against ocean's pastel hues
sunset's soft glow

misty horizon
oceans seperate his palm
from my tear

my floating sandal-
tumbling waves break
upon the shore

floating bubbles
before i tossed my pebble
dad breaks wind at sea

waves lilt upon the sand
coloured corals crunch
between our toes

low tide
dawn's golden shimmer reveals
a  coral reef

the tempest
a lone ship fades
in the mist

not for the contest but tnks Heather 
Ober and participating friends for 
the ocean haiku inspiration

Poem Details | by Robert Heemstra |
Categories: ocean, sun,

An Ocean Sight

the sun is peeking
just over the horizon'
in the ocean blue

Poem Details | by Raul Moreno |
Categories: nature, sea


The hiss of the sea,
From the hollow of a shell;
Soft ocean whispers.

Poem Details | by Dr. Upma A. Sharma |
Categories: hope, sunshine,

Into the blue

Into the blue

dark clouds evanesce
as eyes stare into the blue
ecstasy shimmers...

serene ocean depths
awaiting reconnaissance 
undulate their throbs...

Written Jan 13th, 2016
For contest by Anthony Slausen

Poem Details | by Ismael Nieves |
Categories: nature, sea

Olden Ocean

White curl'd hairs of spumes
reveals its longevity-
Blue Ocean of Old

Poem Details | by Alfred Berggren |
Categories: beauty,

Sea and Shore

Blue ocean meets shore
White caps against cliffs and rocks
Trees on cliffs look down

Poem Details | by Anil Deo |
Categories: 12th grade, adventure, allegory,

I LOVE MYSTERY and share Godward Meditation

God had a thought
That is the Universe
Including you, sun, stars, grasses
Like the Eternal Author
All else are merely prop and personae

God's thought may be like an Ocean
I enjoyed being a wave
From the tiniest drop in the ocean
I became a ripple; I grew
I loved growing.and rushing forward
Though I saw others bigger and more colorful
Crashing on the shores of mortality
Sinking back in Oneness with Ocean

I plunged forth, gathering speed and form
(Foam too, as I frothed at the competition)
I towered above other waves; was the envy of surfers
I can see I will crash and die
But I am in my prime, in the heart of Ocean
I cannot be a pessimist (so close to July 4th)
I keep moving on, hot sun or cloud notwithstanding:
Last night I dreamed of looking back at Ocean
To compare our relative sizes
I must have grown mighty, too, I dreamed
My ego was me: a false me, without steam
I know I will be part of Ocean again
In the mind of a Good God
Who thought the Universe in a split second
And the thought wants to make God the object?

Poem Details | by Lu Loo |
Categories: beauty, imagery,


azure ocean waves
         cascade against fervent tides-
                         florid oasis

Haiku in the Tropics Contest
Julia Ward
September 27, 2018

Poem Details | by Paul Callus |
Categories: love, ocean,

Ocean Waves Haiku

restless ocean waves
in tender, passionate moods-
undulating love

- - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - 
Contest: Ocean Waves Haiku
[5/7/5 syllable form only]
Hosted by Tania Kitchin
Placed 3rd
© 26th January 2019 

Poem Details | by george seal |
Categories: boat, ocean,


    ocean waves capsize
    a message in a bottle
    drifts upon the tide

    1 / 27 / 2019.

Poem Details | by Gary Smith |
Categories: ocean,

Death On The Beach

Partners in rhythm
Each following another,
To die on the beach.

Entry for Ocean Waves Haiku
[5/7/5 syllable form only]
By Tania Kitchin
26th January 2019Placed 6th.

Poem Details | by Suzette Richards |
Categories: history, poetry,


For those people too stubborn or too set in their ways to listen to another point of view: HEADNOTES  are NOT titles and they do not add to the syllable countThey are used with haiku or tanka poetry to set the scene  - like a signpostWithout it the reader will be totally lost (unless he/she has a VERY broad base of international knowledge)REAMS have been written about the MEANING of some of Basho's haikuWhy? Because it is ambiguous and, therefore, understanding them and translating them is difficultEg "the crow" and "frog pond" are only two of such haiku people are having difficulty with to come to a consensus as to what the poet intended to convey with these haiku 

Why Say More? The Problem of Titling Tanka
First published in the Tanka Society of America Newsletter 3:1, March 2002, pages 12–15While focused on tanka, the insights I hope this essay offers, apply equally well to haiku.

Tanka in Japan sometimes have headnotes as opposed to titles, but it is NOT a sixth line to the poem! Headnotes explain the “circumstances of the poem”—the context or settingAgain, though, headnotes are not at all like titles, and one need not be a particularly astute reader of tanka to spot the difference; headnotes are typically factual, locational, or anecdotal, whereas titles are often symbolic or intellectualThe headnotes, if used at all, do not fight with the tanka aesthetic, whereas titles typically do.

From my Blog Posted:11/5/2012 12:01:00 AM: http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_blogs/blog_detail.aspx?PoetID=30875&BlogID=13720


Hoeri 'kwaggo
raised from the sea – 
the tablecloth spread

a pallet
on which hope rests – 
cold sand clings


Hoeri 'kwaggo:  Table Mountain, “Mountain of the sea” in Khoi San.
Table Mountain is renowned for its tablecloth when the strong south-easterly wind blows.
Bloubergstand/ Beach: Means "blue mountain" - hence the place name (AND THE ATLANTIC OCEAN IS VERY COLD ALL YEAR ROUND) It is an iconic image of Table Mountain from Bloubergstrand
The motto of Cape Town (which nestles at the foot of Table Mountain, is Spes Bona ( Latin for "Good Hope")
Cape of Good Hope is one of the 7 historical names of Cape Town

Poem Details | by Poet Destroyer A |
Categories: happiness, imagination, me, world,

A shot of Haiku -CHAIN-

Haiku Chain

Presents wrap by tree
babies first Christmas is here
jet stream follows sleigh ~~by; Royal

jet stream follows sleigh 
Santa's bag floats ocean unknown 
cap is in Spain  ~~by; Goode Guy

cap is in Spain
it blew over the ocean
beating rhythm flows ~~by; Andrea Dietrich  

beating rhythm flows
unnoticed tiny black spot
fly, fly, ride high winds ~~by; Nathan Dilts

fly, fly, ride high winds
bring in the New Year, hurry… 
a parrot shows up  ~~by; Annalise Brigham

a parrot shows up
the world was never so right
as I feel refresh   ~~by; S.Jagathsimhan Nair

as I feel refresh
breeze blows with soothing effect  
as birds fly higher  ~~by; olusegun Arowolo 

as birds fly higher
their iridescent feathers
ribbons in the sky   ~~by; David Williams  

ribbons in the sky
soft whistling pretty lights dance
to sing like a bird   ~~by; Tracie, Indigo Dreamweaver 

to sing like a bird
constrained within emotions
give me liberty  ~~by; David Williams  

give me liberty   
sweet vertigo dizziness 
the flight takes up space  ~~by; Poet Destroyer

the flight takes up space
come and join the view today
birds fly around me   ~~by; Poet Destroyer
birds fly around me 
brown grey with a glowing force
the moon as haze ends  ~~by; Poet Destroyer

the Moon As Haze Ends 
crashing On The Horizon 
with The Rising Sun  ~~ by; Christopher Bunton

With the rising sun 
celebrate the coming home 
maybe peace will reign  ~~by; cecil hickman 

maybe peace will reign
in the silent world this day
all is calm and bright  ~~by; Deb Wilson 

all is calm and bright
just me in my Xmas hat 
and loving all night   ~~by; Michael JFalotico

and loving all night
this a welcome of pure light
power of the wind   ~~by; harry horsman

power of the wind 
a new year begins again
first let's celebrate ~~by; Catie Lindsey

first let's celebrate 
the sweet air brings me your scent 
now I know your here ~~by; Michael JFalotico

now I know your here
Staring out the window,  
upon a (choo) choo train  ~~by; John Rhinem

upon a (choo) choo train
steam blows, lumps in my stocking 
charcoal grey mittens  ~~by; poet destroyer

charcoal grey mittens
the two of us are rocking
choo choo train chuckles  ~~by; S.Jagathsimhan Nair
Team Work -created this haiku chain

Poem Details | by Mike Beard |
Categories: ocean,

the ocean

The Ocean is wet
It is really, really wet
No, seriously.

Poem Details | by marvin celestial |
Categories: freedom, happy, imagination, inspirational,

mystical midnight

Unseen reunited
Mystical midnight matters
Moment of learning

Looking outwardly
Missing for someone who left
Drowned while hold last breathe

Night full of wonders 
Touched our enormous feelings
Shown us the best way

So lucky are we
Midnight wind blowing so cold
Wonderful moment

Were alone but free
Distance defy our senses
Momentary creed

Hearing pleasantly
Beside the whispering waves 
Refreshing our wit

Here we are tonight
Feel the ocean breeze awake
Discernment takes place

Lost and weary soul
Waiting to be  enlightened
Grateful while glaring

Poem Details | by eddee shaz |
Categories: natural disasters

heating up

The ocean is rising fast
I hope you can swim

Poem Details | by Kim Merryman |
Categories: art, nature,

A Tropical Portrait

                                                           canopy of blue
                                              adorned by white wispy clouds --
                                                          a heavenly day

                                                       palm tree sentinels
                                           watch ocean waves lap the shore --
                                                   white sand reveals shells

                                                        vibrant flora thrives
                                             shades of fuchsia, verdant green --
                                                          a paradise found

7/13/12 for Gail Doyle's "A Scenery of Your Choice,
                                       As an Artist" contest.

Poem Details | by Mark J. Halliday |
Categories: animal, magic, mythology, science


Beautiful mermaids:
Mythical ocean dwellers.
Why don't they have gills?
Mythical mermaids--
If real, are they then friendly,
Or are they Sirens?
Caught you a mermaid?
Best not fall in love with her.
They don't mate, they spawn!

Poem Details | by Mehnaz Veetil |
Categories: loss,

A Life Lost

A Life Lost

    blue ocean waters
jewel- like fishes abode
   old sucker -cat dies..

*my sweet n brave goldy(golden sucker cat fish)dies of white spot disease :-(

Poem Details | by Aiyah Torres |
Categories: image, light, moon, night,


                        in a gray sky,
                 afloat Earth's big satellite,
                    ocean filled its light.

Aiyah De Torres

Poem Details | by Betim Muco |
Categories: sea


A seagull chases
Its own cry
Over the ocean  

Poem Details | by Andrea Rose |
Categories: addiction, beach, mother, nature,

Surf Therapy

Mother Ocean please
Send me waves of such beauty
I need Therapy

Dedicated to my Dad on Father's Day 2013
The man who introduced me to the ocean and educated me about it and gave me reason to love appreciate and respect it.

Poem Details | by Marty Owens |
Categories: natural disasters, nature, sea,

Nature the Destroyer

Raging tornadoes
devastate the entire land
destroying cities

Raging huricanes
plundering oceans and land
natures agony

Tsunami monster
Indian Ocean graveyard
deadly disaster

by Marty Owens March 9, 2012
For PD's contest Nature the Destroyer

Poem Details | by Raul Moreno |
Categories: love, nature,

Aquatic Poems

Under star filled skies,
The ocean recites its verse:
For the pallid moon.

Poem Details | by liam mcdaid |
Categories: beautiful, beauty, blessing, love,

Our forever

Oceans moves in waves
each single heartbeat grasping
claws of steel holding

Trance like beautiful
your every wish come true wings
of a spirit spread

Flying majestic 
beauty one golden eagle
power draws inside 

Flying high one soul
from an imagination
a gravity pull

Sweetly emotions 
singing illusions, one dream
reality kicks

In the arrow strikes
what a fantasy dream sits
feeling floating rose

Essence butterflies
fluttering blossoms sweetly
Explosion hotly

A soul it sang in 
one heart that gave wings sharing
a meal delight you

You sipped wine with grace
an amazing smile I could
feel the blood rushing

If I lost you love 
a lone wolf will forever 
howl to her face sad

Tears sweet surrender
never ending searching space
full of love howling

Felt like kneeling at
your feet adoring beauty
you will always be

Oath of forever 
love that very night to you
smiling beautiful 

You lit up such love
flames on fire with your 
grasping talons hot 

Took hold of me deep
your smile was amazing cute
drawing one starlight

Eternity calls
the power of destiny  
one in a thousand 

You lit up such love
flames on fire with your 
grasping talons hot 

Wishes trance like hold
beautiful in every wish 
granted came true love

Silver shadows in 
the deep ocean treasure gem
dancing ripples leap

Liquid silver paint
shimmering moon reflections
mirror distant thoughts

Golden the pathway
walking across rippling in
body, one deep love

Feelings begin to
hold in, emotions sings out 
we join together

Passionately we
kiss with all inside my heart
I love you sweet babe

This I co wrote with an amazing beauty on site twenty one the key to the heart's door

Poem Details | by william null |
Categories: sea

Ocean City

Fish and jellyfish
live beneath the ocean floor
creating sealife

Poem Details | by Earl Schumacker |
Categories: change, environment, image, life,

Sun Ocean Cycle

     Sun Ocean Cycle - Haiku

seas boil, drain happy
thirsty sun, laughs and laps waves
drinks excess, rains come

Poem Details | by Michael J. Falotico |
Categories: nature

The Sky and Ocean

~"Nature comes to life" contest~

                                            the sky of grey shines
                                         ocean like without the flow
                                               both with mystery
                                               the water crashes 
                                       drops of rain meet at the shore
                                                all becoming one

Poem Details | by MariaDiding SajSam |
Categories: nature, ocean,

Emerald Waves

emerald waves
echo’s of the feasting ocean 
ready for a new day

For Francine Roberts Contest

April 12, 2013

Poem Details | by Danielle White |
Categories: nature

Haiku Moon

Dark moon on the rise
Silver black ocean and skies
How you hypnotize

©Danielle White

Poem Details | by Marty King |
Categories: ocean, sleep,

ocean breeze slumber haiku

window is open
the ocean is expressing
ocean breeze slumber

Poem Details | by Marty Owens |
Categories: nature,

always patiently changing

windy ocean shore
covered with sand and seashells
waiting for the tide

Poem Details | by Rhonda Johnson-Saunders |
Categories: death, history, loss, sea,

Frozen in Time

shipwreck victims whisper from the ocean floor frozen in time
*contemporary haiku (lacks nature subject or season word) is inspired by the 100 year anniversary of the Titanic sinking By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders, March 22, 2012 for Haiku from the Heart contest (Sidney LeeAnn)

Poem Details | by Marty King |
Categories: beautiful, ocean, paradise,

sinking in the sand haiku

sinking in the sand
taking in the ocean blue
the world matters not

Poem Details | by jan oskar hansen |
Categories: april,

Four April Haiku

April and dull days 
My love has gone missing
A field of bluebells 

April and drizzle 
My love has gone missing
Azure is the ocean 

April and cold wind 
My love has gone missing
Cobalt is the sky 

April and sunshine 
My love has come back to me
Anemone and roses

Poem Details | by Earl Schumacker |
Categories: adventure, kiss, nature, ocean,

River Ocean Delta Make Love

River Ocean Delta Make Love – Haiku

River meets ocean
Mouth of delta opens wide
They kiss, merge liquids 

Poem Details | by Cynthia Jones |
Categories: nature, november,

Firefly Squid -Haiku-

Light up the ocean
from depths far away from light
fishermen catch them.

Copyright © Cynthia Jones

From the depths, the ocean lights up like a Christmas treeThe Japanese fishermen catch them in their nets.

Poem Details | by Kim Rodrigues |
Categories: love, ocean,


RHYTHM OF THE SEAS lovers join hands on windward deck – sea legs unwind ~ caribbean beat – we salsa this way and that warmed with rum punch ~ moonlight pools in my teal green eyes – relief from work week heat ~ a cool breeze caresses our cheeks – serendipitous shivers ~ bottlenose dolphins - ride the rhythm of ocean tides ~ hear the heart singing of moonlight breezes – amorous palpitations Kim Rodrigues © 2016 Series of Haiku

Poem Details | by Marty King |
Categories: good morning, ocean,

monday morning comes haiku

monday morning comes
breathing the fresh ocean air
my whole week is set!

Poem Details | by Raul Moreno |
Categories: animals, nature,

Waltzing on Waves

Beneath low moonlight,
Lustrous dolphins start to dance:
Grand ocean ballroom.

Poem Details | by Marty King |
Categories: beach, ocean, uplifting, vacation,

delightful reciprocity haiku

one with the ocean
the ocean is one with me
delightful indeed

Poem Details | by Melani Udaeta |
Categories: nature, sea,

Ocean of Art

Designs in the sand
gently roll into the sea
an ocean of art

Poem Details | by Sara Kendrick |
Categories: animals, imagination, inspirational, life,

Observation Post

Seagull lifed high
On gentle ocean breeze
Observation post

Poem Details | by Vasudevan Desikachari |
Categories: nature,

A tsunami

                         Ocean bed quivers quakes
                         Predator waves race to shores
                         Devour men material

Poem Details | by Caroline Cécile Delacroix |
Categories: nature,

Healing haikus

Healing haikus sparkling sands sunfilled ocean breeze Crystal salt green cactus upon red wilderness wound healer Mountain peaks deep white waterfall quenching source By CarolineCecile Copyright © 07.25.11

Poem Details | by Noelle Devereau |
Categories: beautiful, nature, ocean, pain,

We Girls Love Pearls

Painful grain of sand
making something beautiful
on ocean bottom.

Poem Details | by Harpreet Kaur |
Categories: nature,


Your touch on my body
Saw an ocean in a drop
Couldn’t check onrush

Poem Details | by robin wrenn-fiore |
Categories: life


the ocean existed before me

the waves do not cease

in my wake