Painting the Oceans by Nina Simon

Have a read of this wonderful poem! Painting the Oceans’ by Nina Simon was presented at Redbridge Central Library for this year’s National Poetry day. We will post a new poem each week, so keep checking for updates! Please send any works you would like published to


Painting the Oceans


I paint oceans

with violent hues –

heavy lines stir surging seas,

thick brush strokes

smash waves against breakers,

while white foamy spume

pounds shingle beaches.

Blues and greens

swirl into darkness,

leaden clouds

billow in deepest grey.

I stipple in a small sailboat;

tossed and thrown

on turbulent tides,

its lone occupant

clinging to the mast,

as water washes away outlines.


– By Nina Simon

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