The Net of Memory

Original Text: 
Laurence Hope, Last Poems: Translations from the Book of Indian Love (New York: John Lane, 1912): 13. PR 6027 I37L3 Robarts Library
1I cast the Net of Memory,
2Man's torment and delight,
3Over the level Sands of Youth
4That lay serenely bright,
5Their tranquil gold at times submerged
6In the Spring Tides of Love's Delight.
7The Net brought up, in silver gleams,
8Forgotten truth and fancies fair:
9Like opal shells, small happy facts
10Within the Net entangled were
11With the red coral of his lips,
12The waving seaweed of his hair.
13We were so young; he was so fair.
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RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
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