Marine Institute Celebrating the power of our seas as metaphor, mystery and muse

The sea has beckoned and entranced for eons, a powerful, inevitable presence in poetry from its ancient beginnings, from Homer’s "Iliad" and "Odyssey" to the present day.

To recognise Poetry Day Ireland, the Marine Institute will be celebrating our seas and the poems they have inspired by sharing poems that explore their magic and mystery.

Follow the Marine Institute on social media – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – for a selection of poems inspired by the sea.