Faces of the Sea

Faces of the Sea

A Poem by HappyOddGirl

I love the ocean! I love how it's always doing something different. This poem attempts to capture that diversity. :)


Faces of the Sea


Wildly rugged, smooth as satin,

Mighty Ocean fills my sight;

Deeply, darkly, dully rolling,

Glinting, flashing, lightning-bright.


Slow, majestic, massive sighing,

Rapid, rushing, racing ride;

Violently storming, crashing;

Soft, caressing, stinging tide.


Vibrant, playful, friendly menace;

Loyally fickle sailor’s wife;

Vastly solitary, lonely;

Thronging, teeming, filled with life.


Who can calm the Sea’s proud ranting?

Who can still her thundering?

Laughing, roaring, raging, singing "

Mighty Ocean knows her King.


© Ruth Fanshaw 2011

© 2011 HappyOddGirl

Author's Note

Again, the unorthodox use of capital letters is deliberate poetic license. :)

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Excellent! I could hear the roaring of the ocean, great imgeary and choice of words!!

Posted 10 Years Ago

What a ride. Not sure how you did it, but the pace wuickened and crescendoed with beautiful imagery. Need to read more of your writing when I can.

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Added on March 3, 2011
Last Updated on March 3, 2011
Tags: Sea, Ocean, Nature, Faith



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My aim is fully to become the person God made me to be. This seems to include writing a good deal! :D I write novels, poetry and non-fiction, though I have yet to publish. I also paint a little, but n.. more..