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The Sea

Rating: 4.2

The sea is a hungry dog,
Giant and grey.
He rolls on the beach all day.
With his clashing teeth and shaggy jaws
Hour upon hour he gnaws
The rumbling, tumbling stones,
And 'Bones, bones, bones, bones! '
The giant sea-dog moans,
Licking his greasy paws.

And when the night wind roars
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Upasena Gamage 12 August 2011

The poetic techniques used by the poet is so close to us as he metopherically describe the sea to giant and grey dog that is one of our domesticated animal since ages.The dog has been so obedient to human being to protect and hunt game for us.Equally the is useful for us innumerous way since the evolution of the earth.However Sea can be so dangerous and ferocious during the inclement weather conditions bringing about a lot destruction.In the same note, The dog which is tamed and obedient the master can be ferocious to an estranger.So the compriosns made here by the poet is qiute intriguing.

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Dan Ryan 27 March 2013

Does anyone else think there are definite undertones of childbirth and longing in this poem?

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Mic Hunt 19 January 2016

yeah he was probs raped by that weird creepy nudist uncle

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Maximilian Beggel 03 February 2008

This poem describes and personifies the sea in detail. First it is a hungry dog and giant and grey, but then it turns out to be peaceful 'With his head between his paws'. It's this contrast which makes this poem so special.

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Ronald Stroman 03 February 2008

may your poetic possibilities continue.

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DorisKarloff 20 August 2021

This was a firm favourite with a few of my dementia poetry group - one lady in particular loved to read it out loud.

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Claps hands 28 July 2021

Amazing!

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lol 22 June 2021

lol no

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hi 22 June 2021

good poem for schools

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Bekachu 22 June 2021

It takes a lot of guts to write a poem. Especially one like this lol.

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