Thankful

Feather star on gorgonian fan, Yasawa Island, Fiji.
Photo by Stacy Jupiter 2009/Marine Photobank

I smile o’er the wrinkled blue­
Lo! the sea is fair,
Smooth as the flow of a maiden’s hair;
And the welkin’s light shines through
Into mid-sea caverns of beryl hue,
And the little waves laugh and the mermaids sing,
And the sea is a beautiful, sinuous thing!

–from The Sea Spirit, by Lucy Maud Montgomery

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