Ode to Pacific


Are you aware of your scope and sway,

that the moon controls your destiny?

High tide, low, or waning,

she sets the limit of your boundary.

For centuries man continued to aspire,

to ride your waves to unknown shores.

Times you spew him like dragon’s fire,

others you cradle him like a babe.

Poets forever speak of your beauty,

sonnets formed for you alone.

Romances blossom along your side,

to be washed away before the dawn.

Mankind mirrors your volatile moods.

Rising from the peace of the neap

to the height of powerful tsunamis,

mysteries lie buried in the deep


29 thoughts on “Ode to Pacific

  1. Nicely done, the mankind mirroring volatile moods part. Mainly, I like the idea behind the poem where you sort of converse with the Pacific when you are writing an ode to her. (oh, also love the gender 😉 )

  2. This is what a friend of mine astrologist says, that the moon controls some of our destiny, that if we learn the language of the planets and use it right we can achieve some goals. Beautiful poem Iris!

  3. I love the way you’ve captured the sense and magnificence of the Pacific Ocean in this poem – this is one of these poems where somehow the first line sets the scene and tone so well and draws you in.

  4. Hello,
    Appreciate your participation at poets rally,
    Please return favor to poets who are here yet you did not reach them initially,
    Bless your day.
    Have fun!

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