Poems (Moore)/On seeing my Name written in the sand of the sea-shore

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ON SEEING MY NAME WRITTEN BY A YOUNG LADY IN THE SAND OF THE SEA-SHORE.


This name here drawn by Flora's hand
Portrays, alas! her mind:
The beating surf and yielding sand
Soon leave no trace behind.

But Flora's name shall still abide
In many a bosom trac'd,
Not e'en by time's destroying tide
Nor fortune's storms effac'd.