I remember a day when I stood on the sea shore at
Nice, holding a scarlet rose in my hands.
The calm sea, caressed by the sun, was brightly
garmented in blue, veiled in gold, and violet, verging
Gently the waves lapped the shore, and scatter-
ing into pearls, emeralds and opals, hastened towards
my feet with a monotonous, rhythmical sound, like the
prolonged note of a single harp-string.
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John Cournos' poem "The Rose," which was inspired by K. Tetmaier was published in the 1914 imagist anthology, Des Imagistes. To read this poem in full in a digitized version of this publication, follow the links below: