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A marsh is a wetland that is dominated by herbaceous rather than woody plant species.
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- In the great marshes and the wide lagoons, I am your persecuting demon.
- Bird to Fish, in Debate between Bird and Fish (mid to late 3rd millennium BCE). .
- Tired with dull grief, grown old before my day,
I sit in solitude and only hear
Long silent laughters, murmurings of dismay,
The lost intensities of hope and fear;
In those old marshes yet the rifles lie.
- Edmund Charles Blunden , Festubert, 1916 (1921)
- Enki knit together the marshlands, making young and old reeds grow there; he made birds and fish teem in the pools and lagoons
- Debate between Bird and Fish (late 3rd millennium BCE to early 2nd millennium BCE). .
- Where there was a marsh then in Unug, it was full of water. Where there was any dry land, Euphrates poplars grew there. Where there were reed thickets, old reeds and young reeds grew there.
- Enmerkar to Lugalbanda, in Lugalbanda and the Anzud Bird, Ur III Period (21st century BCE). 
- Ye marshes, how candid and simple and nothing-with-holding and free
Ye publish yourselves to the sky and offer yourselves to the sea!