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2 and sparkle with the glint of tiny stars 3 that define each wave on a summer's day; 4 for among the vacationers who have run away 5 with all their necessities packed in cars, 6 my daughter's eyes are blue as Georgian Bay. 7 This is her first summer. She has a way 8 of measuring things as her eye explores 9 and defines each wave on a summer's day 10 with the luxury of unencumbered sight. I say 11 boat but all she sees are endless waters -- 12 my daughter's eyes are blue as Georgian Bay. 13 Her little hand points to a gull, the sway 14 and lilt of its wings on wind. All that matters 15 as she defines each wave on a summer's day 16 and sparkles with the glint of tiny stars 17 is that she is fed and dry and happily ours -- 18 my daughter's eyes are blue as Georgian Bay. 19 and define each wave on a summer's day. Notes 1] South Baymouth: Ontario port on Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron from which ferries cross Georgian Bay to and from Tobermory on the Bruce peninsula. my daughter: Kathleen. Back to Line
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