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.

© Kristin Martin 2016

This poem is also published in Countdown, Issue No.8, The School Magazine, September 2016 and in both of my poetry books, Paint the Sky (Ginninderra Press, 2016) and To Rhyme or Not to Rhyme? (Glimmer Press, 2019).

90 thoughts on “A Walk by the Sea

    • H Emma,

      Thank you! I had never thought of this poem as relaxing, but I can see now that it is. What a good idea to write more poems like this one! I will see what I can think of.

      Do you write poems too? If you write any, you are welcome to share them my ‘Your Poems’ page.


  1. hello my names Addison i love the beach and think you are really talented i felt like it was a poem my mum would read to me before bed

    • Hi Addison,

      I just found all your comments, so I will finally reply to them. Sorry it took me so long, but my email is blocking my comments notifications because so many of them are spam!

      I love what you said about this poem. There is nothing as special as a poem or story read at bedtime.


  2. Hi Kristin
    The beach is my favourite place to go on special occasions!
    My favourite thing to do at the beach is walk near the water (what you said in the poem) with my family!


    • Hi Caleb,

      Have you been going to the beach with your family over the summer holidays? We have just returned from a beach-side holiday. One of our favourite parts of the holiday was waking together on the beach each evening.


  3. Hi Kristen,

    I loved your poem A Walk by the Sea. I love how you put a lot of thought into your poems. You are very inspiring and very creative with your ideas for this poem. My favourite line in the poem is ‘alone by the sea’ because it makes me feel very peaceful. I absolutely love going to the beach because it makes me feel so calm and relaxed. Thank you for sharing this wonderful poem with us!!


  4. Hi Kristin
    lLove your poem made me remember about how awesome the beach is plus I love going to the beach a calm place to relax.

  5. Hi Kristin,
    I loved your poem because it sounded so calming and soothing and I absolutely loved the flow of it. I loved the feeling when I read this poem. Plus I LOVE the beach, it’s probably one of my favourite places.

  6. 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?

    • Hi Tharusha,

      I got the idea for this poem from a book by Christopher Milne, who said he walked along by a stream and it kept him company. I like walking by the sea, and I thought maybe we could see each other company.


  7. Hi Kristin
    I liked how you described the beach as your friend.
    According to you the beach tides are really friendly and I like how you thought of it that way.
    Thanks for the great poem Kristin

  8. Hi Kristen!,
    I liked reading your poem because it reminded me of the holidays I took with my family to the beach. I really feel happy and at home when I’m at the beach. It’s a really great poem.


  9. Hi Kirsten

    That poem was amazing!! That poem made me feel like I was actually at the beach! Where do you get your great ideas from?


    • Hi Thinara,

      Thanks! I’m glad you felt like you were at the beach. I got that idea from walking on the beach and thinking about the book I was reading.


  10. Hi,

    I really liked a walk by the sea, because when she talked to the sea it made the poem extremely interesting and made me want to bounce off my chair.


  11. The beach is one of my favourite places to be and reading the poem it just made me want to go there.
    Playing with a good friend of mine is fun even if it’s cold.

  12. Hi Kristin,
    I love writing poems too!!!
    I like writing about the things that I get up to day to day. Your beach poem is really relaxing, I wrote a beach poem as well. I would tell you but it would take to long. I hope you keep writing poems because I enjoy them a lot.


  13. 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.

  14. 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.

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

    thanks rosalie

  16. 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?

    • 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.


  17. 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.


    • 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.


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

  19. 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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