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A lovely poem all about the sounds of the seaside. Check out our Fun Stuff page for great activities to go with this poem.





Listen
Said the waves
Swishing on the sea.
Listen to me splashing on the sand.
Listen said the waves.
Listen
Just to me.

Listen
Said the boats
Bobbing on the sea.
Listen to the flapping of my sails.
Listen said the boats
Listen
Just to me.

Listen
Said the sand
Squelching near the sea.
Listen to your footsteps as you walk.
Listen said the sand
Listen
Just to me.

Listen
Said the wind
Whooshing near the sea.
Listen to my whistling and wails
Listen said the wind
Listen
Just to me.

Listen
Said the gulls
Screaming near the sea
Listen to me calling as I fly.
Listen said the gulls
Listen
Just to me.

Listen
Said the beach
Lying near the sea
Listen to them all as they speak
Listen said the beach
Listen
To the sounds near the sea.

© to Brenda Williams






Provide musical instruments, pipes and plastic bottles etc. for children to experiment with creating "sea sounds"

Check out our Colouring In page for an printable version of the poem, complete with illustrations for you to colour.