This wind came by surprise
amid such motionless radiance,
in such a heat, sweat and brilliance.
They pulled the boats onto the shore;
The vacationers put on their shirts.
It was good. The idea of protection
underscored the fear of loss. Therefore
there was still something that could
be lost in this dry, golden summer.
The wind quietened down in the evening
and left behind the damp seaweed.