SCENES FROM THE BEACH | by George Thatcher / JULY 6, 2014

July 5, 2014 


The perfection of a sunny, summer day lies before us -- a cobalt-blue, white-capped sea, ospreys overhead. Blooming by the beach road, wildflowers bob in the westerly sea wind. Mullet leap in the shallows. There is the sail of a racing sloop moving across the horizon. Perhaps the poet, Edna St. Vincent Millay, enjoyed such a day as this when she wrote, "O world, I cannot hold thee close enough! … Lord, I do fear Thou'st made the world too beautiful this year."* -- Diary, summer 2014

* "God's World" from "The Collected Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay," Harper's, New York (1980).

From the diary of beach walker George Thatcher / Email:

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