This poem makes me happy that it’s finally summertime!
When I go down by the sandy shore
I can think of nothing I want more
Than to live by the blooming blue sea
As the seagulls flutter round about me
I can run about – when the tide is out
With the wind and the sand and the sea all about
And the seagulls are swirling and diving for fish
Oh – to live by the sea is my only wish.
–Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.