We all went for a walk,
just Nan, Pop and me,
and found lots of treasure washed up by the sea.
My Nan found a rock crab
alone on the sand.
It tickled and wriggled around in my hand.
I found a new treasure
beneath the sea grass;
a smooth-as-silk wave-polished piece of green glass.
But Pop said his treasure’s
the best you would see:
he looked near the jetty and there he found me!
© Kristin Martin 2016
This poem also appears on the website Australian Children’s Poetry as a Poem of the Day.
This reminds me of when I went to the beach and found a crab.
That sounds fun, Nuwin.
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I love collecting sea shells they are soooo pretty I sometimes find them on the shore but I think the most pretty ones are in the sea I like to dive down and get them !!! Caleb ( my brother ) likes to help me look for the most pretty ones and he does a great job at it !!! The breach is such a nice place to be !!!! Love you poems!!!
I love your comments on my poems, and I love your brother Caleb’s too. Thanks for writing me such encouraging messages!
I am going to the beach with my family this evening because it is so hot here today. I wonder if I’ll find any shells?
My sister collects seashells from the beach! I don’t. I only look for them for Clara (my sister)!!!!
That is very kind of you to collect shells for your sister. I try to only collect the very nicest, most special shells, because otherwise I’d have too many.
It was a good rhyme . What gave you the idea? Why the beach? I love going to the beach and finding little treasures. I always find different seashells. I love finding seashells.
I love the beach too. I live near the beach, and often go for walks there.
I love this poem I could read it again and again. I remember when I was little I would only go to the beach to find seashells
Thank you, Lithumi.
This poem will be in my next poetry book. I’m currently writing the last few poems for the book.
I love how you said that your Pop’s treasure was the best.
I love to go to the beach with my family because they help me surf.
I love to go to the beach with my family because I find shells with my sister.
I found a lot of rhyming words in your poem.
I love how you said that your Pop’s treasure was the best treasure he could have ever found because it was his family!! This is an amazing poem and I could just read it over and over!! Awesome poem! How did you come up with the idea for this poem??
Thank you! I can’t remember what made me think of the poem. Maybe it was because I sometimes say my children are treasures. I like writing poems with grandparents and grandchildren in them.
I love poems about the beach
So do I!
I liked how everyone found treasure but the best treasure was you. I really like finding treasure at the beach like shells or little items washed up the sea.
Thanks for the great poem
You’re welcome Dinith. 🙂
There is a lot of cool stuff you can find at the beach.This poem remind me a time I went to the beach with my two friends.We found a crab!
I like finding crabs at the beach too! Did you pick up the crab? The little ones tickle. The big ones don’t – they hurt when they snap at you.
There are lots of treasure to be found on the beach, I was at my uncle’s, my mum, brother and I went for walk alone the beach which is more peddles. We found a leafty sea dragon on the rocks. The beach can be so peace and relaxing.
Thanks for your comment. I agree, the beach can be very peaceful.
What did you do with the leafy sea dragon you found? I’ve never seen a real one.
This poem reminds me of when I’m at my uncle’s who lives near the beach, my brother and I were playing around, my brother pick this blue thing up and he gave it to me. The next thing my hand was really really hurting and I was really upset. I had to go to hospital, we found out it was a blue bottle jellyfish. I know now don’t pick things up that look pretty.
I’m so sorry to hear about that. It sounds painful. That is a good warning to give people- be careful what you pick up on the beach.
That was a lovely poem I wish a had read it before the holiday so I could share it with my friends and teacher.
You can share it with your friends after the holidays! I hope you enjoy your time off school and have lots of fun with your family.
At semaphore beach kite festival I found treasure which was a candy. It was dropped from a zip blind tied to a kite. It was fun!
That sounds fun!
I picked this poem because I like going to the beach! I love the way this poem has rhyming words. Do you have a favourite beach?
I like walking to the beach near my house. Do you have a favourite beach?
I also like to make up rhymes. Can you write a rhyme about your favourite beach?
Love the poem. Do you ever have to research certain facts to help you write your poem? If you do, that shows a lot of dedication!
My research for my poems happens just by doing things I love, or by talking to people. If I find something interesting, I try to write about it in an interesting way so other people will want to read about it.
I love going to the beach I do nippers and its so much fun
I remember when my children did Nippers. It’s a fun thing to do, and great to have all those beach and surf skills.
Love collecting sea shells
Sea shells lots of them awesome
Shells are so pretty!
That was a beautiful poem. It made me feel as if I was actually there. I like what pop found!
Thanks for your comment. I try to write my poems so that the readers feel they are there. I’m glad it worked.
I thought your poem was cute, I like how the Nan found a rock crab. I love going to the beach and finding rick crabs.
Thanks for your comment. I’ve loved finding rock crabs at the beach since I was little. They are cute, aren’t they?
This poem is extraordinary! I like pop’s treasure the best. What inspired you to write this beautiful poem?
I like going to the beach and finding things. Everyone’s idea of treasure is different.
This is nice poet talking about treasure in the beach. I dont like to pick them and bring home coz they are belong to nature and to everyone to admire. My mam says I am the treasure in my home
It sounds like you are a real treasure!
I love to visit the beach and I love to look for treasure so this poem is heartfelt to me.
I’m glad you like my poem.
pop’s treasure was the best. Treasure I found at the York Peninsula beach during my recent trip were seashells.
Your treasure sounds lovely.
Cool poem Kristin
Yesterday I went to a beach I found lots of treasure but I didn’t take all of it because I need to leave some shells and treasure for the sea creatures.
By the way whennim older I want to be an author too. Or are you a poet?
Thanks for your lovely comment.
I am a poet and a writer- I write poems and short stories. I guess you could say I am an author too, as I’ve had some published. My children’s poetry book will be out next year!
Good luck with your writing!
Finding treasure is really cool. But a really important treasure to me is my friends. The friends from my school!
Friends are one of my favourite treasures too!
I like how you have a lot of description and you said all of these things were a treasure to you. It paints a picture in my head.
I really love this poem. It rhymes so beautifully and creatively. You had so much description and it just made me want to read more and more. Have you ever thought about writing one of those books when all of the text is rhyming? There is a book like that called “Bully on the Bus”.
I have read “Bully on the Bus”, and I have met the author, Kat Apel (or Kathryn). There is a link to her website on my poetry links page.
Bully on the Bus on a great book. I like how it is written in verse, but they don’t actually rhyme. Poems don’t have to rhyme!
that was a lovely poem I wish to read more of your poems
This poem was really nice to read! I was excited to hear all of their treasures, especially when I heard pops treasure!
Thanks for your comment. I’m glad you like my poem. Have you found treasures at the beach?
It was special that Pop and the child found the treasure at the beach. Pop’s treasure was the best.
Have you ever found a treasure at the beach?
I loved how in the ending, pop said that he found the best treasure and it was you, it was very cute. I’ve also gone on walks on the beach.
I really like your poem it reminded me when me and my family went to the beach with my cousins. I really think you should get an A+ because it was so descriptive and it made me feel how much things you find on the beach that people treasure.
Thank you for your lovely comment. I’m glad my poem reminded you of the time you went to the beach with your cousins. It sounds like a lovely memory.
I love reading your poems as they are simple but beautiful.
Once on Australia Day the water was so low I could walk to the end of it. I also love when there’s a sunset over the water.
That sounds like a lovely day at the beach, Nae.
I think the best treasure at the beach is all the magic castles we get to build.
That sounds like a great treasure.
Wow great to find treasure in the beach !!! Really nice illustration
I like your poem very much so amazing to find treasure.
Thank you Tharinsa.
Are you going to go to the beach to find more? I might.
What a joy you are! Joyful as all your poems! Love you, dear heart!!!! Your Mum would be so very proud!!!!
Thank you so much Auntie Cheryl.
Well done you! Lovely to read. Xx
Thank you Kylie. It’s lovely to know my poems are being read on the other side of the world.
I love it Kristin as do the girls
Thank you. I’m glad you all liked it.
Another gorgeous poem, Kristin. I love it. It brought a little ray of sunshine into my day. 🙂
Thank you. We can all do with little rays of sunshine. I’m glad this delivered yours.
Yet another stunning poem.
I enjoyed it very much !
Thank you Bu!