A Walk by the Sea

I went for a walk
alone by the sea
but the water kept me company.

I whispered to it
as I walked on its sand
and told it of all the things I planned.

It whispered to me
as I walked on its shore
and told me secrets from long before.

I went for a walk
with my friend the sea
and we kept each other company.

 

 

This poem is also published in Countdown, Issue No.8, The School Magazine, September 2016 and in Paint the Sky, Kristin Martin, Ginninderra Press, 2016.

42 thoughts on “A Walk by the Sea

  1. Hi Kristin,

    I chose this poem to read because I went to the beach yesterday. But I couldnt go for a walk since I played soccer with my Dad. However when the ball went far near the sea I ran by the sea.
    I enjoyed this poem too. Please keep writing more poems about the beach.
    Thanks
    Dinidu

  2. I really like how you used your imagination in this! I imagined the sea talking to me, I didn’t even look at the picture because my imagination looks far more interesting that the picture.

  3. Hi Kristin
    I love the poem Because the sea makes my fingers go wrinkly and that makes me think about your poem.

    thanks rosalie

  4. Hi Kristin
    I liked the amount of creativity and imagination you put into this poem. I liked how you said that you whispered secrets to the water and the water whispered back to you. How did you come up with the idea?
    Tharusha

    • Hi Tharusha,

      I wrote this poem after reading about Christopher Robin walking with a stream to keep it company. I like to walk on the beach, so I thought I could write about the sea as my friend.

      Kristin

  5. Hi Kristin

    What did the ocean say to you?

    I went to the beach today but I didn’t see you there. But you must have been at another beach or you could have went to the beach later or not today.

    Halle

    • Hi Halle,

      I went to the beach at Port Noarlunga, in South Australia, yesterday.

      I wrote this poem years ago about a beach I went to when I was on holiday. I imagined the sea said lots of things to me.

      Kristin

  6. It was short and sweet. Doesn’t everyone want to be with the beach, so peaceful. It makes you feel like you belong there.

  7. I chose this poem because I like going to the beach. And like being alone with a very good friend of mine. It made me feel happy. The beach is one of my favourite places.

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