‘The Past We See Today’

by Simon Norris


Hello old friend,           Remember me?           You
know me not,           But all you see of
                           Is a memory

There is no time like the present.               There is no
                        But the past.           My
                             Is your
                      With light years                From
my dusk
               To your dawn.

You see me                   As I lived                Alongside
glorious Caesar;
               A man of
                               Men of bronze            And stone.

Watch my light                As I go dim.              My youth
          As I age,                 My birth                  As I die.
See the memory                      Of your world’s
                   In my eye.

Hello old friend,                  Look up.                          And
remember my past,
                   As it is in your today.

The Poor Print

Established in 2013, The Poor Print is the student-run newspaper of Oriel College, Oxford. Written by members of the JCR, MCR, SCR and staff, new issues are published fortnightly during term. Our current Executive Editors are Siddiq Islam and Jerric Chong.

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